The Edmond Sun

Local News

June 24, 2010

Students volunteer for summer tutoring

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.

“Megan Prasad and Reubin Turner are two outstanding individuals wishing to make our world a better place,” Doherty said. “These two young scholars have teamed up to make a difference by offering free tutoring for young people in the Oklahoma City and Edmond areas.”

They are joined by other Memorial students as well as students from North as they try to help students gain a better understanding of course material and the basic principles in each subject.

The free program is designed to help students succeed in school and develop confidence.

Tutoring is available in mathematics, any level through calculus; history and geography; science, chemistry and biology; and English and reading.

“I was delighted that these two young people are willing to give up their summer to provide a much-needed service for other students,” Doherty said. “What an excellent opportunity for students needing an academic boost.”

For more information call 229-5979 or 306-4656.

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