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Smart tutoring: Hawthorn InvestiGirls program takes homework help to the next level

published in the Source
written by Diane Toroian Keaggy

Seventh-grader Michelle Kenton is not like a lot of her classmates. At Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls, a school where many students are good readers, Kenton admits that she gets nervous reading aloud. But she loves math, often besting her peers on tests and assignments.

Hawthorn InvestiGirls, an after-school tutoring program led by Washington University in St. Louis students and supported by the university’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, is helping students like her get to the next level in both subjects. On Mondays, tutors provide extra help to struggling readers. And on Tuesdays, they offer enrichment to students who are excelling. Kenton goes both days...

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