n most Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., the bells ring and many MVHS students fill classrooms across campus. But this bell is not for the traditional class, it lets students know when their 30 minute tutorial period starts.
The 2016-17 school year is the first to have two tutorial periods per week versus the single tutorial period used before. Two years before the second tutorial was implemented, English teacher Jackie Corso surveyed students about how they used their tutorial time.
“How do students use their tutorial time?” “Is it helpful to get extra work or studying done?” “Does tutorial reduce general stress levels?”
These questions were recently brought in front of the student body again, but this time, about the newly added tutorial. The second survey, while similar to the first, was created to see how students benefitted from the schedule change, if at all. According to Corso, by individually surveying students, a clearer more direct flow of information can be used to see the effects of adding a tutorial, and potentially help plan for future changes.
Below are three students responses to how they use their tutorial and in what ways it benefits them