CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2000 |
Sometimes it's the average or just below-average student who needs the most help, according to teacher Sylvia Martinez. They have the potential but need, among other things, motivation. And as one who has been there, Martinez knows what it takes to encourage about 37 freshmen at Buena Park High School to get excited about grades and going to college. In addition to her own skills and experience, Martinez uses a program called AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination).