Deer Lakes

School District


Looking for Extra Help in Your Classes?

Here at Deer Lakes High School, there are various options for students to get assistance in their classes. We always encourage students and their parents/guardians to reach out to the teacher first they are struggling in a specific class. However, we are aware that sometimes students need more support. Below are some options that we are aware of. (Deer Lakes does not endorse or recommend any particular organization or agency. These are simply provided for your convenience.)

Resource Teachers

 Our high school runs on a schedule where students travel through nine periods a day. During each period, there is what we call a "resource teacher" available to help students that may be struggling with material in their classes. Resource teachers change and can be general education teachers, special education teachers, or paraprofessionals here in the building. The resource teachers who are available are posted around the building, as well as, in teacher classrooms. If a student would like to go see a resouce teacher for extra help, all they need to do is ask. If a student need help figuring out where to go, or how to get through the initital introducation with a resource teacher, please encourage them to stop in the guidance office and talk with one of their counselors.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Virtual Tutoring

Transfiguration Church Tutoring Program

Transfiguration Church, located on McKrell Road in Russellton, is offering a tutoring program to all middle and high school students. All tutors are certified and have Protecting God's Children Certification. A special education teacher is also available. The cost is $5.00 per session and assistance is available for families struggling to meet the cost. Sessions are Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. The subjects offered are:
  • Spanish
  • French
  • General Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Earth and Space
  • English and Writing

If interested, call (724) 265-3284 and leave a message with the name of the student, grade level, and subject they need help in by Tuesday so that a tutor for that particular subject area will be available on Thursday.

Anchorpoint After School Tutoring Program

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, located at 800 McKnight Park Drive in Pittsburgh, is offering an after school tutoring program for students in grades K-12. Certified teachers and skilled volunteers will provide students with remedial and developmental instruction in Math, Science, Reading, and English. This affordable tutoring is one on one, lasting for 1 schedule hour. Sessions can be scheduled Monday - Thursday between 3:00 and 8:00pm. A sliding scale is used to determine the hourly fee for the service. Contact Sandy Niekum at (412) 366-1300 ext. 123 to register or by email at [email protected] .