“Tailgate Tutoring” is a new at Silsbee High School this year and gives students the opportunity to get one-on-one tutoring for core classes or college preparation work before every home game.
Principal Paul Trevino says it’s a good way to keep students productive after classes and before home games.
Freshman Brett Broyles plays corner on the freshman football team. He’s hoping the extra studying improves his abilities in math.
“I hope to go to college,” Broyles said. “I would want to go play college ball. I would want to go to UT- the University of Texas.”
An ambition Principal Trevino is excited about.
“There’s always a need for tutorials,” Trevino said. “We're just trying to get ahead of the ball game. We've had quite a few classes this year that have added college readiness. With that being said, were trying to get students ready for the math and reading that come with those tests.”
Tutoring lasts an hour and fifteen minutes. After all of the books are put away students are fed and given supplies to make signs and noisemakers for the game.
Broyles freshman squad teammate, Bradley Anderson, is happy to utilize the extra time to stay on top of his coursework as well.
“I think it really helps us a lot,” Anderson said. “I think the first year is really overwhelming with all of this. And right now we're not really understanding some of the stuff. So this is helping a lot.”
Trevino said students have the ability to get extra tutoring before and after every school day as well.
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