Release Date: February 7, 2007/

Science, math students at Wayland offering tutoring assistance

PLAINVIEW – Science and math students at Wayland Baptist University will offer free tutoring sessions for junior high and high school students on five upcoming Saturday afternoons, the first slated Feb. 10 from 1-4 p.m.

              The sessions will provide one-on-one help for students in any math or science course, whether help is needed in completing homework or learning skills for testing or projects.

              Many of the Wayland students providing tutoring will be members of Pi Sigma Sigma, a fraternity of math and science students. Student tutors will be approved by professors, he noted.

              “Pi Sigma Sigma is a service organization dedicated to raising interest in math and science,” said Jerod Clopton, a senior math major from O’Donnell and president of the organization. “We did this for the first time in the fall and decided to do it again.”

              According to sponsor Dr. Scott Franklin, the group sponsored similar tutoring sessions in the fall semester and received positive feedback from the students about the help.

              The tutoring sessions will be held in Moody Science Building on the Wayland campus. Additional sessions are planned from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, March 24, April 7 and April 21.

              For more information, contact PSS sponsor Dr. Scott Franklin at 291-1131.