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Coronado teachers volunteer time to tutor students

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(CORONADO HIGH SCHOOL -- Aug. 30, 2021) — Coronado High School teachers joined forces after hours to tutor elementary through high school students, helping to strengthen their skills early-on in the school year — all on a volunteer basis.

The community tutoring program, which began Aug. 11, offers tutoring from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the community room at the Suncrest Apartments, 611 Rubin. The service is free and open to all students – no matter what grade level.

“Families have been overwhelmed with what has happened this past year,” said Coronado math department chair David Esquivel Jr. “Education was sacrificed to maintain the basic needs at home. We want children to see teachers face to face after school hours to show that learning never stops and we are always available to help.”

So far eight educators are on board to tutor, but Esquivel would be happy to see more volunteers.

“We tutor anything and everything,” Esquivel said. “We see a huge need for math and some Spanish/English tutoring.”

So far, about 20 students have attended the tutor but they hope to help even more students as the school year progresses.

“We are restarting a legacy that Coronado had of helping the community that surrounds our school,” Esquivel said. “We want education to be the driving force of change in our community and to see our students and parents excel in all areas of life.  To show our respect for the community, we tutor out of school hours and out of love and respect for our students and parents.” 

Story by Reneé de Santos
Photos by Leonel Monroy