Feature: Tutoring Opportunities at M-A
For students who love to help in the community, mentor others, or just need to clock in those volunteer hours, tutoring offers a great opportunity to fulfill those interests, and there are many options here at M-A.
Ravenswood Mentorship Club:
Members tutor 4th-8th graders at Willow Oaks Elementary School (approximately a 5-minute drive from M-A) after school until 4:45 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Anyone who is interested can get involved; if you didn’t sign up at club rush, contact club leaders Emily Grose and Healey Montague-Alamin to get started!
Peer Tutoring Club:
Peer tutors work with fellow M-A students struggling in their English classes and need help passing the CAHSEE. Meetings and tutoring sessions are Mondays at lunch in room C-14. Contact president Megan Wiebe or vice president Erin Goode for more information.
Tutoring at Hillview:
Tutor 6th graders at Hillview after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. Anyone can join in; just sign up through Key Club. Meetings are in E-11 on Wednesdays at lunch.
Tutor Football Players:
Help players of the M-A football team who are struggling in their classes. Sessions are after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays until 5:00 during the fall season. This option is only available to members of the National Honors Society (NHS). Sophomores and juniors interesting in joining NHS have the opportunity to do so in the spring.
There are other tutoring options at M-A that do not count towards community service hours, but offer benefits of their own:
Peer Tutor for Credit:
Students who wish to drop a class have the option of becoming a Peer Tutor. Those who sign up before October 22 will earn 2.5 credits and students who signed up before October 4 will receive five credits. Tutors have the freedom to choose what period and generally what class they will tutor in; most help contribute to the AVID program. Contact AVID coordinator Ms. Andres in room G-12 or your guidance counselor for more information.
Hillview Math Clinic:
Participants help Hillview students in math for an hourly rate of $12 until 4:45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Eligible tutors must have a good understanding of mathematical concepts and are able to teach effectively and in a kid-friendly way. There are a limited number of spots, so contact Mr. Whitnah in room D-20 to sign up and request an interview with Hillview’s assistant principal, Mr. Haug before the winter quarter begins.