NHS Peer Tutors Available in Library Every Day, Every Hour

Clare Ravizza, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

NDA’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) has begun a peer tutoring initiative in the school library.

The program, similar to Math Resources, will create a space where inducted NHS members can tutor other students from designated tables in the school library during each study hall.

“Students are invited to come in on a walk-in basis, or a plan can be pre-arranged,” explained NDA librarian Mrs. Katie Gelb.

Gelb worked with Assistant Principal Greg Masarik, who heads NDA’s NHS chapter, to create an initiative that benefits both the tutors and the tutees.

National English Honor Society members are also involved in the tutoring program.

Each member of NHS must complete 15 hours of tutoring for every year that he or she has been an inducted member of the society. This new tutoring initiative will provide NHS members with another opportunity to earn those necessary hours.

While paired peer tutoring through student services is much more individualistic and arranged, this new initiative will, like Math Resources, provide a space for students when they need help with homework, have a quick question or get stuck on a problem.

Students are welcome to use this service as regularly or sporadically as their needs dictate.

“Almost every hour, every day, there is at least one student available for tutoring in the library at designated tables,” said Gelb.

“We have been hoping to get something like this started in the library for a little while now–we have the space, and peer tutoring seems like a natural fit for the library,” she said.

NHS members who are interested in signing up to tutor during one of their study halls are encouraged to contact the Main Office.