Submitted by Oswego County BOCES
The National Honor Society Chapter at G. Ray Bodley High School offers free academic assistance to students at the school through a tutoring program.
The peer-assistant program is managed by honor society member volunteers and is offered three days per week — Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays — during the students’ 22-minute guided study hall block.
Students in grades nine through 12 can receive hands-on help through the tutoring program in several subject areas including algebra, geometry, English, social studies, science, French, German and Spanish.
Honor Society Adviser Nate Fasulo oversees the tutoring program and said it is mutually beneficial for both the tutors and the students.
It increases student collaboration as well as reinforces essential college and career-readiness skills such as independence and accountability.
“We encourage our students at GRB to utilize any and all academic recourses to be successful in school,” Fasulo said.
“Our honor society student-tutors are a great resource for students needing some hands-on help with homework or understanding course content,” he added.
For the honor society students, peer-tutoring provides an excellent opportunity to help with interpersonal skills and face-to-face communication skills.
In addition, the students’ participation in the peer-tutoring program fulfills a portion of their NHS community service requirements.
To maintain membership in National Honor Society at G. Ray Bodley, students must participate in at least 12 volunteer hours during a school year.
Through the peer-tutoring program, honor society members can earn up to one hour of volunteer service each school week.