Over 100 Corona-Norco Peer Tutors Receive Certificates from Superintendent
Over 100 CNUSD students from Centennial High School, Corona High School, Roosevelt High School and Santiago High School served as peer tutors during the 2011-12 school year. The students participated as part of the College and Career Readiness Peer Tutor Support Program, run by JFK Middle College teacher Russell Wells.
At the conclusion of this school year, CNUSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bob Taylor presented each student with a certificate on behalf of the district.
“This program is important because it helps all students learn, including learning how to work in a professional environment,” said Wells.
All tutors are highly trained with curriculum about workplace etiquette, responsibility, organization, and the value of punctuality and attendance.
Wells founded the Peer Tutor Support Program during the 2009-10 school year, as a way to utilize the talent already existing within the district. The program was piloted at Centennial High School, and also launched at Corona High School that same year. Roosevelt and Santiago joined in 2011. Wells hopes to expand to Lee Pollard High School and Norco High School this coming year.
“We have an amazing group of kids within the district. This is a chance for those kids to shine,” said Wells.