Lincoln-Way East students establish STAR Club Tuesday, April 10, 2018
In December of 2017, Lincoln-Way East juniors Megan Walsh and Sage Sasso approached Reading Department Chair Erin Venezio about a growing idea; the students wanted to create a club to provide tutoring and academic study tables for their fellow Griffins.
Venezio agreed to sponsor the students, allowing the “student to student” group to form. Student Tutor Academic Resource Club (or S.T.A.R Club) meets every Tuesday after school in the Lincoln-Way East library. In fewer than five months, the club has already grown to approximately fifty tutors, all of whom were selected by Lincoln-Way staff members.
“Student tutors are thrilled to help other fellow Griffins and see the club progress,” says Sasso.
Griffins of all grades are encouraged to utilize the club in order to receive academic assistance, ask questions and practice proper study habits. The group aims to model study tables that are seen on many college campuses.
Because of their experience in a wider range of subjects, most tutors are upperclassman, although all grade levels may participate. “STAR Club allows students the opportunity to work together and better understand class material,” says Walsh.
Venezio says, “I am extremely proud of the students' efforts! Their willingness to promote positive study habits here at Lincoln-Way East while helping one another in the process is truly admirable!”