The Gateway Tutoring Program is a unique service available to all Gateway students who require or request additional support with homework and class work. Tutoring support helps students build necessary skills, complete key assignments, and receive additional monitoring and support. Students can request help with specific subject areas, such as math, science, humanities, and Spanish, or with general study skills such as homework management and organization.
The Learning Center organizes volunteer tutors (including peer mentors, alumni, parents, and volunteers from the community) and matches students one-on-one or in small groups every afternoon (except for Fridays and early release days), after school until 5:00 p.m. Students can also receive tutoring support during the school day during free periods and at lunch.
In addition to matching tutors with students to provide individual and group tutoring, the Tutoring Program also provides:
- A safe space to study without the stigma of “special needs.” The program welcomes any student who wants to ask a few questions or just sit quietly and do homework in the company of others instead of going home to an empty house.
- A healthy snack to help students focus. Food initially attracts many students to the program and often motivates them to continue attending. These students are voluntarily extending their school day and need the additional nourishment to continue their studies late into the afternoon.
- A welcoming atmosphere with academic and emotional support. We always remember that it is not easy to be a teenager, especially one with learning differences who must ask for help with difficult coursework.