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Mentor program proves it has merit

from The San Diego Union-Tribune

A pained expression crossed Elizabeth Covarrubias' face. The 16-year-old junior had just turned to a chapter in her geometry textbook titled "Indirect Proof and Inequality in One Triangle. I'm having trouble with geometry," Covarrubias said. "My mom said I had to come here." "Here" is the cafeteria, which, for an hour after school every Thursday, is transformed into a giant study hall for the Titan Academic Assistance Program or TAAP. The peer program pairs underclassmen — specifically, English learners, the socioeconomically disadvantaged and students with disabilities who need coursework help — with other students, typically upperclassmen, who are eager to mentor. more

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