NHS Tutoring Program: Up and Running

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NHS Tutoring Program: Up and Running

Julia Fassero, VOX Reporter

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Of the 219 members of Mother of Divine Grace’s Pope Leo XIII National Honor Society, nearly 180 are involved in the NHS Tutoring Program.  These students, ranging in grade from sophomores to seniors, happily welcome any MODG student in grades 3 – 8 to employ their services.  The tutoring program fulfills part of the service component of the NHS requirements.  How does it work?

“Our tutoring program works almost like a Learning Support class,” said tutoring program head, Mary Lang.  Students log in to an Adobe classroom and interact with their tutor in a break-out room, while one of the NHS tutoring heads acts as a moderator.  Parents and students can find out what time and date tutors are available for a particular subject and sign up at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449acaf28a2fa7-tutoring

“It benefits the families because their students get extra help from older students whom they look up to,” said Lang.  Students can access free help in Latin, science, math, and grammar/language arts.

The NHS chapter officers were eager to get the program up and running, but they had their share of troubles.  Lang said that one difficulty was technical abilities, as well as figuring out basics, like deciding how to run the program and how to have students sign up.  Once the tutoring program was launched, there were more difficulties.  Lang said “our popularity has been not quite the best,” adding that she thinks maybe MODG families just don’t know about it.  So far, Lang estimates only 20 students have used the program.

“Chris (Sebastian – the NHS Chapter Advisor) did send an email out about the tutoring program at the very beginning, … but Christmas break was shortly after that, so I think people either forgot, or they just didn’t know,” she explained

Either way, Mary Lang would like to encourage people to sign up.  If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled sessions, you can email [email protected] and set up a session outside of the regular times.

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