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Tutoring Teaches IHS Senior To Give Back

January 15, 2013
Irvington High School

By Nelly Sekyere

“I love tutoring because I feel like it is my way of giving back to my school and community,” said Irvington senior, Chiamaka Udoye. 

Chiamaka Udoye, one of the brightest students Irvington High has to offer, talked about her passion for tutoring her fellow students. Born on September 25th 1995, at Livingston’s Beth Israel Hospital, Chiamaka Udoye became very motivated to achieve her goals and to set high standards for herself.

As a daughter of low income parents, growing up was very difficult for her. She barely got what she wanted and this encouraged her to get the best education out there in an effort to achieve her career goals.

According to Chiamaka Udoye, “Attending Irvington High School has been and still is one of the greatest experiences I will never forget. It gave me the extra push to do better and to fulfill my dreams. Teachers like Mr. Brandon have always encouraged me and assisted me with all the problems that I had in school and at home. He is like my second father to me. ”

While entering her senior year in High School, Chiamaka got inducted into the National Honors Society; where she decided to make use of time by offering to tutor her fellow classmates and students. She loved the idea of helping people just like herself to succeed through tutoring.

She could relate to their struggles because she went through the same situation while trying to study for her mathematics class. “It was very stressful for me, and my only way out was to seek tutoring,” revealed Chiamaka.

“Chiamaka Udoye is a very smart young lady who loves giving back to her school and community. She always put the needy first and caters to their needs. She has a passion for learning and Irvington High School is proud to have her,” said Afia Boateng, member of the tutoring committee.

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