August 10, 2010

Students volunteer for summer tutoring

by Patty Miller, The Edmond Sun, originally published 6/24/2010

EDMOND — A free program designed to help area students succeed in school and develop confidence is being spearheaded by two Edmond seniors.

Megan Prasad and Reubin Turner, both Memorial High School students, are part of the Oklahoma Youth Summer Enrichment Program. Their goal is to help other students by teaching in a way different from what they might experience in a regular classroom situation.

“Students learn differently and sometimes a concept is easier to understand when someone closer to their age explains things to them,” Prasad said.

Memorial counselor Carol Doherty supports what Prasad says.

“Many students struggle in school but do not feel comfortable or do not relate to adult tutors,” Doherty said. “This program will be an answer for many parents who are frustrated and need additional help to motivate their children and enhance their education.”

“As the next generation, you have to contribute,” Turner said. He just returned from tutoring seventh-graders with his grandmother, Versie Parish, a retired school teacher, in Hugo.

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