The Tam News

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

It Doesn’t Add Up: Why Does 39% of Our Student Population Pay for Math Tutoring?

By Hannah Chorley, Willzie Connelly, and James Finn

April 27, 2016

Senior Kayla Blair describes herself as a driven student. When Blair needs academic help, she is proactive and seeks assistance from her teacher. Yet, halfway through her junior year, Blair started to fall behind in Advanced Algebra and, after attending multiple tutorial sessions with her teacher, she still...

Junior Lily Buder Wins Grant from Tutor Corps

Junior Lily Buder Wins Grant from Tutor Corps

By Holly Parkin

March 25, 2014

The Tutor Corps Foundation awarded junior Lily Buder the $250 Susan Lindquist Community Service Grant on February 25. Buder received the grant for the volunteer program she has created in partnership with Bridge the Gap, which provides tutoring services and college prep courses to K-12 grade students...

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

EDITORIAL: Academic Support Systems

February 13, 2014

Many private tutoring options are available in the Tam community, but private tutoring is a way of tying academic performance to financial expenditure, putting some students at an advantage or disadvantage based on their economic status. It’s important, then, that the free tutoring systems in place...

Tutoring Program Connects Tam and MLK

By Riley Kuffner

February 14, 2013

The Honor T/CSF club started a program this month to provide tutors for middle-school students at Martin Luther King (MLK) Academy in Marin City. The program was organized by junior Lauren Killingsworth, vice president of the Honor T/CSF Club at Tam, along with MLK principal and former Tam teacher Daniel...