MHS in need of math tutors

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MHS has revamped its tutoring program in the hopes of addressing the achievement gap.

The school is looking for approximately 30 tutors per semester to help students with mathematics. As of Wednesday, six slots had been filled. The program is a joint venture between MHS and the United Way.

MHS partnered with the United Way in the past as part of the non-profit organization’s Schools of Hope program but grant funds ended this year. In the past, tutors worked with students in all subject areas, but the school has decided to focus exclusively on math this year.

MHS has hired Dylan Mathieu, a University of Wisconsin graduate who worked at Madison West last year, to coordinate the Achievement Connections program. Mathieu said his first goal is to reach out to as many community members as possible in the hopes of finding tutors.

Tutors will be assigned an individual student. MHS is looking for volunteers to contribute at least one hour a week and to commit to at least one academic semester, he said. If you are interested, please contact coordinator Dylan Mathieu at 829-9862 or at

“Your help is needed to help reduce the achievement gap between students of color and their white counterparts in the community,’’ Mathieu said. “You can serve as a role model and mentor for your student, and watch their confidence grow. … You have valuable skills that you can share to help change the life of a young person.’’