What’s Working: Student-led tutoring program showing results

What's Working

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — In tonight’s What’s Working, some of the brightest students in the state are using their knowledge to help other students. The student leaders attend the Alabama School of Math and Science, and they are tutoring young Mobile County students in grades K-12.   The Alabama School of Math and Science started the Labs of Learning tutoring program several years ago, and every year they have a waiting list. The program is FREE and open to any student who needs extra tutoring.

Students with ASMS volunteer to be a part of the program. Student, Shane Adkinson, is one of the student leaders.  He says the time commitment is one hour week, but it can be more depending on how many students need help.

“I enjoy tutoring, and I always have. I helped people in my old school. I feel as if I can help, why shouldn’t I?” Adkinson said.

Student, Jalexsis Edwards, says she was happy to volunteer to be a tutor, because she remembers when she, too, needed help. She finds it really rewarding to help other students in the community.

“My first thought is — that was me! I was the same. Now I am able to teach this to someone else, so that is cool,”  Edwards said.

Dr. John Hoyle, Interim ASMS president,  says the Labs of Learning program constantly has a waiting list because it works.

“There are more parents signing up to get the tutoring because it works,” Hoyle said. “All of our students are amazing. All of them bring something wonderful to the table but the ones who are part of the LOL program are special because they want to give back.”

If you would like more information about the Labs of Learning Program, call the Alabama School of Math and Science at (251) 441-2179.

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