Students in Need of Academic Help Can Rely on a Support Team

Posted September 2, 2016 / Last updated September 8, 2016

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Mrs. Kathy Juhas is one of many teachers who is happy to assist students who request extra help with their classwork.

Mrs. Kathy Juhas is one of many teachers who is happy to assist students who request extra help with their classwork.

Jesuit president Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J., says the school’s success formula is a tried and true one. “We expect the best of our students, we offer them a high-level of support, and from that develops a lifetime of camaraderie and connection.” That Jesuit support system has never been stronger.

Students who are struggling or just in need of extra academic attention have a myriad of options at their disposal.

Free after school tutoring in math, science, English, Spanish and French is available for pre-freshmen and freshmen. Help in math is available on Mondays and Wednesday in Room 224. English assistance is provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 219. Blue Jays who need tutoring in physical science should report to Room 323, while biology help is found in Room 317 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spanish help is offered in Room 322 on Tuesdays, and French tutoring is available in Room 318 on Mondays. The afternoon study sessions run from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Members of Jesuit’s National Honor Society are offering free tutoring and homework help to any student who needs it on weekdays before school (7:15 a.m. – 7:40 a.m.) and during lunch. The NHS initiative, which takes place in Room 317, is coordinated by Mrs. Amy Tassin and Mrs. Pam Catalano.

Additional Spanish assistance may be available through the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica. Jesuit’s Spanish Honor Society is moderated by Mr. Andy Dykema and Ms. Nilda Rivera.

Jesuit’s Academic Support Program, established in 2012 by Mr. James Michalik, helps incoming students become independent by giving them the skills necessary to succeed academically at Jesuit and beyond. The AAP program teaches students how to organize and prioritize assignments, the best methods of studying different types of material, memorization skills, and how to read and outline material. The after-school component of the program meets Monday through Thursday from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Students or parents interested in joining the program should contact Mr. Michalik at

Students who are struggling academically are also advised to talk directly with the teacher of the subject in which they’re struggling. Most Jesuit teachers are available for appointments before school or after classes.