Written by Al Stover
Wolf Point students having difficulty in the classroom, or want extra help on a subject, there are several tutoring options available to them.
According to Wolf Point High School principal Kim Hanks, there is tutoring available after school from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Athletes who are failing a class are required to go to tutoring instead of practice until their grades come up.
Hanks said that while there are not many students taking advantage of tutoring opportunities. She also said that the students who do go to tutoring have positive outcomes.
Jeff McMorris is the new tutoring teacher at Wolf Point High School. He said the program is about getting the students the extra help they need.
“It gives them a little extra time to finish their homework,” McMorris said. “It [also] gives them someone to help them in a different way that they can relate to.”
Southside Elementary School students, who are below grade level, have tutoring throughout the day for math and reading. This is in addition to their regular assignments.
Southside principal Susan Brown said each month students take an ISIP test, which tells the school what the students need to be working on and the progress they have made.
Southside also has a Breakfast Buddies program. Students can come in and eat their breakfast and then they can do their homework and complete their reader and response program and have their permission slips signed by a certified teacher.
Southside Elementary will also be starting an after school tutoring program, Oct. 21. Students will be able to read and also finish their homework. They will also have the chance to participate in the supplementary computer program.
According to principal Hannah Nieskens, Northside Elementary has tutoring before school from 7:20 to 8 a.m. Students have the opportunity to eat free breakfast and have two adults help them with their homework before the start of class.
Frontier School has tutoring with Andrea Nichols at 8 a.m. Students are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early to allow for 10 minutes of work time.