Last updated 12:50PM ET
September 20, 2014
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Hocking College Youth Tutoring Program
(2011-03-11)
(WOUB) -
Elementary school students being tutored by Hocking College students are showing increased self esteem and ability to focus...and getting higher test scores.

It's happened after one thousand hours of one-on-one help at schools and after-school programs in Trimble, The Plains, and Athens, among others.

Ben Hastil,one of the managers of the Hocking College Youth Tutoring Program says "one of the things I learned is that there's a need for tutoring in this county and in surrounding counties, children are looking for or need more opportunities to be able to receive tutoring assistance."

28 Hocking students are providing the tutoring at no cost to the local schools.

It's part of a local community improvement effort by the Nelsonville school.
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