NHS Offers Tutoring to Students

Tutors Available Before School and During Lunch Hours

More help than ever is now available for students who need academic tutoring. National Honor Society students have begun tutoring before, during, and after school.

NHS is an organization of scholars that have achieved a 3.67 GPA and are involved in community doing service.

“The tutoring idea came from another school that currently runs a program similar to ours, kind of a drop-in tutoring before and after school,” Beth Huntley, NHS moderator, said.  “We’ve changed the program to make it work in our community because so many NHS students are involved in so many sports,” she added.

Tutoring is new to NHS this year, Huntley said.

“NHS tutoring is meeting a need in the community. We’re interested in making NDA a stronger school and we’re interested in helping our friends,” Huntley said. “We’re looking at papers. We’re helping with ICP. We’re helping exchange students with their fluency.”

If you are looking for a little extra help, NHS tutoring is available in the commons in the morning (7:30-8:00) and during both lunches.

“We offer tutoring during lunches in the commons to make sure that if students need tutoring, we can meet them,” Huntley said. Tutoring is also available during 8th hour study hall in the Library.

NHS is also involved in more than just tutoring.

“As an organization, we go to Franklin Middle school and tutor students and we tutor and work in various organizations around town doing good work,” Huntley said. “Some students have worked for Paul’s Pantry, some work with their own church’s Vacation Bible School and some work with younger students in sports camps.”

President of NHS, senior Ben Harpt, is excited that tutoring is now part of NHS. “As president of NHS, I’m really proud of the work we’re doing this year to expand peer tutoring at NDA and support as many students as possible,” he said.

Harpt has positive things to say about his own tutoring experiences.

“I have enjoyed peer tutoring ever since I got involved last year,” he said. “It’s a rewarding feeling to help someone score that A they’ve been working toward in a class, and I find that having to teach a subject to another person also strengthens my understanding of the material.”

Harpt said he is looking forward to the year ahead.

“NHS members are always looking to use their academic gifts to give back to the community, and we have a couple of awesome service opportunities in the works,” he said. “Personally, I’m looking forward to a project that we’re trying to set up with Marion House, and I’m also hoping that we get to repeat a really fun reading activity that we did last year with students across the street at Franklin.

Harpt tutors a student in physics twice a week during lunch at the NHS cafeteria table. He also tutors calculus through Ascenteam on Wednesday mornings during his study hall.

Harpt encourages students to take advantage of this opportunity.

“I would like to extend a hand to any students that feel like they’re struggling with a class. Don’t torture yourselves–reach out for help!” he said. “NHS is here for YOU and we’re more than happy to assist you with anything from cramming for Honors Bio to editing a college essay.”

Students can talk to Mrs. Huntley or any NHS member to set up tutoring sessions.  Mrs. Campbell in Student Services can set up Ascenteam tutoring, too, Harpt said.

NHS will be welcoming their newest members from the junior class at the NHS Induction Ceremony on November 6th, Harpt said.