by The Milton Measure on Friday, September 30th, 2011
With classes moving at such a fast pace, it is often very challenging to keep up. Sometimes it is difficult to find a mutual free to meet with a teacher and, in many cases, one meeting may not be enough; many students find that a regular once-a-week meeting helps them fully understand their classes. Milton’s peer-tutoring program, called “TutorMilton,” provides student tutors with a proficiency in a certain subject that are available to meet once a week.
Director of the Skills Center Ms. Collins runs the peer-tutoring program alongside student co-heads Brian Trippe (I) and Catharine Parker (I). The program offers free tutoring for all Milton students in every subject but English; the English Department handles writing and grammar tutoring directly.
The “TutorMilton” program allows students to receive help from older students who have had a similar experience. In many cases, tutors will have had the same teacher as their respective student and, therefore, truly understand the teacher’s expectations. John Sullivan (II), tutored in physics by a member of the class of 2010, shares that his tutor as immensely helpful; “my tutor explained the concepts I found challenging in ways that he himself found helpful when in understanding the material when he was my age.”
The new co-heads hope to greatly increase TutorMilton’s effectiveness and campus presence. Trippe adds that the program is in “somewhat of a transitional period.” This year, TutorMilton plans to meet more regularly to talk about their sessions and give tutoring tips. Organizational tutors will be in some freshman study halls to help freshman with organization and time management. Creating a more united club, TutorMilton is using all of its forty-two upperclassman tutors this year to lend extra support to those students who need it. “I do it for the kids,” adds veteran tutor Sid Raju (I), barely holding back tears.
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