When senior Lucas Buening noticed something among students around LN, he immediately wanted to do something about it.
“There are a lot of people at LN that are struggling and need help but don’t know where to find it,” Buening said.
Buening wanted to create a way for these students to get the help they need. To do so, he reached out to National Honors Society to start a program where students can learn the subjects they are struggling in from their fellow peers that specialize in that subject.
“The idea is to encourage people to get help where they need it and overall just improve people’s grades as well as make connections between students that are stronger in academics and those who are struggling,” Buening said.
NHS is offering two days of tutoring services to struggling students. Any student struggling can stay after school March 13th or 14th to get assistance with any subject no matter their grade level. All they have to do is sign-up on a sheet in one of their classrooms.
“We’re going to basically shut the hidden hallway down after school and have NHS members specializing in tutoring services on certain subjects so any kid that is struggling they can come in and find a NHS member that specializes in that subject and gets help with it,” NHS adviser Andrew Schroeder said.
Students will be then be paired up with an NHS member based on the subject they are struggling in. Students can bring a specific assignment they are struggling on that they need help with. If they are struggling with a specific skill within a subject, their tutor will be able to reteach it to them along with give them practice problems in order for to them understand it.
“Each student or maybe a few students will be paired up with an NHS tutor that is able to help them and they’ll work through their problems and try to fix where they are making mistakes,” Buening said.
NHS hopes that they will be able to offer this service in the future in order to continue to give struggling students the help they need. Schroeder believes that the class of 2019 will be leaving their mark on the school through the creation of this service.
“They wanted to create something that we could do every year that could kinda be the Class of 2019 legacy something they started. I think it’s a pretty cool idea,” Schroeder said.
Buening hopes that this service will not only help students in whatever they are struggling with right now, but it will also provide them with the resources they need in order to get help in the future.
“I feel like this will be a good opportunity to give those who want help an easy way to connect with people that are able to help them,” Buening said.