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Norwalk, CT | Added on February 24, 2014 At 06:51 PM

Norwalk High School students remember what it was like to be in middle school;

"A few years ago you were in that situation too and you want to make sure you better it for the people who are going through the same thing you were," said Keith Purdie, one of the tutors in the Norwalk Tutors Club. 

That's why they started the Norwalk Tutors Club, helping West Rocks and Nathan Hale students make the grade.

Evan Czako started Norwalk Tutors after being rejected from a tutoring job. " I applied for a tutoring job last year around February and I was rejected; but it's still something I want to do. So I contacted a guidance counselor at West Rocks Middle School where I attended and she set me up with a kid named Danny. I started tutoring him March of last year and it was going really well."

So Czako invited several of his friends to start tutoring students as well. Now, teams of students visit the two middle schools four times a week and help them in a variety of subjects.

Shivam Patel, a tutor in the club said, "Besides help with their homework, we teach them techniques to help them out. Instead of showing them what the answer is, we'll tell them to look at the subtitles or titles to help you interpret what the paragragh is going to be about and that's a life skill."

"It's nice to know that you can clarify things that thye might not have understood from the teachers and just make sure that they are absorbing all the material because sometimes that gets lost when you are doing homework," added Purdie.

The tutors hope to add students from Brien McMahon High School and reach more middles schoolers in the district. 

"We really are giving back to the community in a way that I never would have imagined before," said Czako.

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