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Tutors expect spike in students needing help with school

Posted at 5:00 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 09:40:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The upcoming school year is going to be far from traditional.

Students are starting off with online learning and some may need some extra help.

Chad Hrenko. owner and Director of Operations at Tutoring Club, says he’s expecting a spike in students who need tutoring this school year.

“Whenever you have change I think there will always be bumps on the road,” he told KGUN9.

Hrenko says transitional gaps are going to form during the online transition.

“I think that because there’s not going to be that discipline with the teacher present. Mom and dad running around the house. Kids being at home, that problem is only going to be compounded to where you are asking a high school or a middle schooler to have the attention span of a college student basically in order to learn. Which I think is a lot to ask for,” he added.

Hrenko says he and his team are ready to be a support system for students, and their parents in the upcoming school year.

“We are fully prepared to take on as many kids that want to learn and that want help as possible. Right now I am offering free evaluations for anyone in Tucson as a courtesy to the community,” he said.

In order to prepare, they’ve updated the curriculum and are in the process of hiring a full staff.

“And we’re also offering online courses as well for parents who are interested in having tutoring but want to stay at home. We’re also going to be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. after school and we’re also going to be available Saturday from 10-12(pm),” he told KGUN9.

Here’s what he says parents can do to help their kids out.

“I think just getting down to basics. Making sure your kids understand their multiplication table to make sure they finish their math tests quickly. Also just make sure that your kids are reading at the appropriate grade level,” he added.

If parents need some help, he says Tutoring Club is always more than happy to be a helping hand, during this time.

“And try to assure parents that it’s not impossible. It only takes just a little due diligence on your part and to come on down. Or to take advantage of your local resources to make sure your kids are where they need to be for the start of the school year,” he said.

For more information on Tutor Club, click here.