Tutors Roberto Perez and Leo Rodriguez
At El Dorado High School, math instruction is much more than a classroom course. This year, as students prepare for their upcoming
exams, they not cover their own math lessons, but also spend time tutoring peers on tough questions.
Led by an elite group of students and their instructors, El Dorado’s upper level math students have been moving through other classes, in order to answer questions for peers about key math items.
"This is the best way for these students to learn this material, by testing their skills and helping other students," says John Hammond, an El Dorado math instructor.
This year, a number of El Dorado students plan to re-take the AIMS math exam – not to pass, but to exceed.
"These kids have already passed the test," says Mr. Hammond. "But they want to try again, to assess what they’ve learned this year,
and to show that they have mastered the material."
"We are very proud of these students," says Daniella Fox, an El Dorado math instructor. "Their dedication is truly