Teen tutors help at LEMS

Sharon Emerling
Contributing writer

***image1***On Wednesday afternoons, Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School is quite a busy place. Tutors from the community come to work one-on-one with LEMS students. Among the many tutors are two exceptional teens.
Jenny, 16, and her brother, Joshua, 14, are homeschooled students in the LEMS area. Jenny has been homeschooled since the third grade and Joshua has always been homeschooled. They read about the tutoring program, and according to Jenny, “felt that it was something we could do, and we would enjoy doing it.”
They come each week, working with fourth-grader Deontae Bonner and sixth-grader, Quinton Stacey.
Jenny, who is in eleventh-grade, is already planning her future. She has several colleges picked out, and is considering a career in Political Science. She chose to tutor at LEMS, focusing on math.
“Math is easier to relate to than other subject areas. It is my strong area,” she said.
Joshua, an eighth-grader, agrees. “Math has one right answer – not like an essay or language assignment. It’s easier to focus on how to get the answer.”
According to Deontae, “Joshua is cool. He helps me a lot, and my grades are improving.”
Quinton thinks his tutor Jenny is great. “She’s great. She’s at a higher level than me, and knows more. My grades are getting better. A tutor is the best thing to have!”