Tutors in schools boost confidence and learning

They come in the form of parents, grandparents, high school or college students. Kelly Hiramato says those who come to local schools to volunteer as tutors are doing a great servce and helping students learn. He is director of after-school programs at Sunrise Elementary School in the Cache County School District.

On KVNU’s For the People program Tuesday, Hiramato said for many years some of the teachers also volunteer their off-time to serve as tutors.

<span>”The biggest thing we can do is have somebody come and watch or just talk with the teacher about how the method is taught,” Hiramato said. “Then they spend that 45 minutes or an hour with a small group of kids teaching them that method so when they go home they are feeling more confident, they’re ready for the next day, they’re raising their hand because they feel good about their education and academic level.”</span>

He said people don’t have to be experts in math or science but coming in to spend some specific time with specific students can help out a great deal at a school.

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