Local organizations offer free after school tutoring

Published: Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Though the unbearable heat continues, summer vacation has ended for some Gulf Coast students. Of course, with the end of summer comes the homework.

Beginning this week, students in Biloxi and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to get free after school tutoring in any subject they may find a little more difficult.

The program is sponsored by the Salvation Army and the Hope Community Development Agency through the month of August. Area volunteers are excited about helping these students excel and hope to see the program grow into something much larger.

"Students validate teachers. So when they're successful, and they're excited about learning; we're happy. So that's what makes it all worthwhile," says Angia McPhail, a compensatory reading teacher at Biloxi High School.

The after school tutoring program is free of charge and will be held each Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Kroc Center Cottage, formerly known as Mary's Drive-In on the corner of Division and Lee in East Biloxi.

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