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High School Tutors Learn Strategies from MSSU Student Tutors

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Dozens area high school students go for training at Missouri Southern State University during Tutor Day.

The MSSU student success center brought in high school tutors to give them lessons in how to work with those struggling to learn. Sessions covered handling frustration and offered tips for being organized and how to approach a subject like math.

Organizers say it’s not just what you know about a subject that will make you a good tutor.

MSSU Tutor day coordinator Stephanie Hopkins says, "We expect them to learn some new techniques they can use when they tutor. We expect them to learn some best practices.”

A Carl Junction student, Lynsee Degraw, who serves as a cadet teacher aiding with younger children says she’s learning, “Better teaching strategies to help the kids.  I want to become a teacher so I will take these strategies to my own career when the time comes."

Hands on activities were part of their strategies education  including using paper airplanes to learn about following instructions.

Other universities are wanting to know about tutor day. Hopkins and Dr. Debbie Fort with the student success center will attend the National College Learning Center Associations 30th Annual Conference next month to give a presentation.

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