Free tu­tor­ing wins back week­ends

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - ALAS­TAIR LYNN

Ni­cole Stormer be­lieves high school stu­dents need to claim back their week­ends.

She knows that the hard slog of study­ing to get good grades can be a time con­sum­ing process.

The Ngaire Av­enue Bi­ble Church youth worker is start­ing a free cen­tral Auck­land af­ter-school tu­tor­ing pro­gramme.

Bring Back the Week­end aims to part­ner vol­un­tary univer­sity and high school stu­dents to­gether to help stu­dents achieve their goals at school.

‘‘For a lot of kids study­ing is re­ally im­por­tant’’, Stormer says. ‘‘But it’s also im­por­tant to have bal­ance in life.

‘‘If you get your study done on Fri­day you can bring back your week­end.

‘‘We wanted to make a pro­gramme that fits with all kids but the heart be­hind it is to build those good re­la­tion­ships.’’

The Carey Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dent says she was in­un­dated with eager univer­sity stu­dents keen to lend a hand.

‘‘There’s a real range of what they’re study­ing. We’ve got medicine, busi­ness en­gi­neer­ing and teach­ing stu­dents so ev­ery­thing is cov­ered. ‘‘

The pro­gramme will cater for up to 75 stu­dents ev­ery Fri­day from 3.30pm - 5.30pm at Ngaire Av­enue Bi­ble Church.

For more visit the Bring Back the Week­end Face­book page or email ni­cole.stormer@gmail.com.

ALAS­TAIR LYNN / FAIR­FAX NZ

Youth worker Ni­cole Stormer is start­ing up a free tu­tor­ing pro­gramme for high school stu­dents that al­lows for study-free week­ends.

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