The National Honor Society Chapter at G. Ray Bodley High School offers free academic assistance to students at the school through a tutoring program.
The peer-assistant program is managed by NHS member volunteers and is offered three days per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during the students’ 22-minute guided study hall block.
Students in grades nine through twelve can receive hands-on help through the tutoring program in several subject areas including algebra, geometry, English, social studies, science, French, German and Spanish.
NHS Advisor Nate Fasulo oversees the tutoring program and said that the program is mutually beneficial for both the tutors and the students as it increases student collaboration as well as reinforces essential college and career-readiness skills such as independence and accountability.
“We encourage our students at GRB to utilize any and all academic recourses to be successful in school,” Fasulo said.
He added, “Our NHS student-tutors are a great resource for students needing some hands-on help with homework or understanding course content.”
For the NHS students, peer-tutoring provides an excellent opportunity to help with interpersonal skills and face-to-face communication skills. In addition to this the NHS students’ participation in the peer-tutoring program fulfills a portion of their NHS community service requirements.
To maintain membership in NHS at GRB, NHS students must participate in at least 12 volunteer hours during a school year.
Through the peer-tutoring program the NHS members can earn up to one hour of volunteer service each school week.