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Mia Orr
Sandra Hawthorne receives math help from Lia Berkovich.

LACES is a place where academics are extremely competitive, and the hunger for education is great. Given that after-school tutoring has been a pillar of support for LACES students, why is it that there is now homeroom tutoring as well as after-school tutoring?

LACES had homeroom tutoring in the past, and it was reinstated this year. “We have homeroom tutoring this year because we wanted to bring it back and we wanted to provide something during the school day,” said Ms. Kimberly Lesure. 

LACES has slowly introduced homeroom tutoring in the 2023 fall semester. In the past, LACES has had homeroom tutoring for ELA and math classes. This year LACES has done the same. Ms. Bertha Mendoza, a math teacher, has homeroom tutoring and Ms. Kristen Sandberg, an ELA teacher, is in the process of starting ELA homeroom tutoring as well as having her after-school tutoring.

The sentiment that homeroom tutoring is a beneficial tool for students is echoed by teachers. Mendoza believes that homeroom tutoring allows for more personalized learning versus after-school tutoringAfter-school tutoring was students working in a group versus homeroom tutoring is more one-on-one,” said Mendoza. 

“I think that homeroom tutoring is good for those students who are struggling and are embarrassed to ask,” said Mendoza. Homeroom tutoring creates an environment for students who are scared to ask questions in class.  

Sandberg is planning on having homeroom tutoring as well as after-school tutoring. She believes that there are benefits to both homeroom tutoring as well as after-school tutoring. “After-school tutoring is for students that need help and homeroom tutoring is good because the kids are already in school, they don’t have to stay after and catch a late bus,” said Sandberg. 

After-school tutoring and homeroom tutoring have their own benefits. Tutoring is for students. Diego Contreras, a ninth grader, believes that both homeroom tutoring, as well as after-school tutoring, have benefits of their own. “Homeroom tutoring helps me make up tests and work one-on-one, but after-school tutoring gives me more time to work,” said Contreras.

Homeroom tutoring has had a different effect on each student involved. “I feel like it’s easier to do tutoring after school kinda because you get more time to work by yourself and fewer people come after school,” said 8th grader Ethan Hong.

Math tutoring in Ms. Mendoza’s room 137 is one-on-one. (Photo by Mia Orr)
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Ethan Santi Martinez
Ethan Santi Martinez, Staff Writer
My name is Ethan Martinez. I play baseball and rock climb. I am excited to write for LACES Untied.
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Mia Orr, Editor-in-Chief
Mia is the editor-in-chief of The Horn. She enjoys long walks, good music, and learning about birds.
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