About 200 high-school tutors from around the region will gather at Missouri Southern for Tutor Day on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

The program, which began in 2012, is presented each fall by the Student Success Center, said Stephanie Hopkins, director of the center. Area students attend sessions led by current college students and come away with skills they can use when tutoring others.

“We’re really excited by how much the program has grown,” said Hopkins. “The first time we did it, we had 48 students, and the next we had 101. This year, we have almost 200.”

Students will be coming from 11 different high schools for this year’s event. They’ll learn skills that will help them address issues such as math and test anxiety, time management, and different learning styles.

“Our tutors have gone through training and this gives them a chance to pass it on,” she said. “Plus, it gives students a chance to see Missouri Southern while they’re here to pick up some good tutoring skills.”