Manalapan – October 28, 2015 –In society today, there could never be anything more valuable than education. The value of education is that it plays a great role in defining the word ‘human.’ Through education, people will be able to use their gift of reasoning and logic to its extent. It keeps them exposed and connected to the world. More importantly, education helps establish a person’s future. For this very reason, it is important that people start learning at young age. Unfortunately, with the rise of economical problems that countries are struggling with have also affected the educations system that is meant for the youth. Add in also the problems that come with the increase of population.
Most schools of today are now lacking the necessary resources, like books, classrooms and even teachers, in order to provide quality education to kids. Now, if there are deficiencies with the education system today, how can you make sure that your kids are being given the quality education they need? One way would probably be getting private tutors from tutoring companies like Bee Academic Tutoring. But if you don’t have the budget for a private tutor, know that there are charity programs and non-profit organizations that offer free tutorial services. One such organization is called Homework Helpers.
Homework Helpers, now being led by 17-year old Brad Escobar, pair up younger kids with high school students for free after school tutorial sessions. Kids would meet up with their tutors during Mondays and Thursdays usually from 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Recruited high school students will help their partners improve in subjects like Math and even help them improve their vocabulary. Not only that, the group is also bringing back cursive into the fold and teaching them to the kids.
Escobar said that kids would often feel scared at first but it becomes an overwhelming experience when they see the kids come out of their shells. There are also times when parents would email him about the improvement of their child’s grades.
Homework Helpers is now on its eighth year and was founded by Brad Escobar’s older brother. Every year, about 10 high school students, ages 16-18, would volunteer to the cause.