Avid Exiting Essay

Topics: Need, Tutor, Want Pages: 2 (576 words) Published: August 27, 2013
Jose Cruz
8/13/13
Avid Exiting Essay
There are many reasons why I wish to get out of the Avid program. I personally feel like this class isn’t helping me in any way shape or form, I know I’ll do fine without Avid and I want to do electives which I would actually enjoy and would make my remaining two years of high school memorable.

This year would be my third year in Avid. My past two years of Avid have not been enjoyable nor have they helped me. There’s been many cases where I needed help on a question, and would wrote it down as a tutorial question; I stopped doing that once I realized how uncooperative the students were, I would only be helped if a tutor was in our group which was unlikely due to the low amount of tutors we have. The questions other students would write were in no way beneficial to them or the group because they already knew the answer too them. Although some questions were deceiving with their length or appearance to make the question look ‘hard’ they really weren’t. The students would go up and answer it within a minute and sit back down without explaining; when I wanted an explanation I would get it, but with attitude for them not wanting to at least explain how they solved the problem. This irritated me so I soon chose to just go to tutoring when I needed any sort of help.

Although I see why Avid is a well-recognized program, I’ve personally had no benefit from it. It’s because of this that I predict exiting from the program won’t affect me. I know Avid will look good in my college transcript but I don’t worry about that since I have pretty good grades and keep them that way. When I need help, I can always go to my teachers for tutoring, as I already do. I’m aware that this is a new year and a fresh start but if it’s the same thing all over again, I know I would regret staying in the program for yet another year.

The only reason I’ve chosen to stay in Avid the past two years want to please people who encouraged me to stay but...
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