Homework Help in need of volunteers


Senior Darby Wright helps a student with a math assignment.

Johnny Morreale, Writer

Homework Help, a volunteer program where students in PALs and the National Honor Society assist other students with homework problems, is in need of additional volunteers. The program takes place at Cups & Cones in Steiner Ranch from 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. These volunteers will help answer any questions students have with their homework, and provide a guiding influence so the student can succeed on their own effort.

“It helps students because we have some students who can do their homework, they just want to have someone look over it rather than their mom or dad,” PALS Head of Homework Help Lauren McCarthy said.

Although, elementary students are the target demographic for this program, it is open to students of all grades. All subjects are taught, from math to history. President of the National Honor Society Alayna Thomas was a volunteer during her sophomore and junior years, and remembers her experience fondly.

“The parents come and they’re super grateful for this opportunity,” Thomas said. “It was just a really rewarding experience.”

Homework Help volunteers are primarily members of PALS and NHS, since participation in Homework Help is a chance to earn volunteer hours. Students not in these organizations can still donate their time, though the must submit an application first.

          “As long as you’re a high schooler, you can come and tutor,” Thomas said.

Those who wish to volunteer can sign up on their website, fourpointshomeworkhelp.com.