Marieanne Paniagua, Reporter
She is a teacher, tutor, life advicer, mother, and friend. She is Mrs. Boxeth.
Mrs. Tracy Boxeth has been here at Samueli Academy since day one. She works as an instructional aid, helping students who struggle academically and those who are in special education. Not only does she do that, but also helps run tutoring after school. She works with various teachers, such as Ms. Gabler: “Mrs. Boxeth is really good at helping students who struggle in math. It’s great to have her make students feel at ease and less anxious about doing their math. She’s really nice and funny. She has built relationships with these students and they trust her. She makes my classroom run a lot smoother.”
Mrs. Boxeth guides students and works as a team with teachers. It’s really beneficial to have an extra person of authority in the classroom. She is able to keep a look out of who are having difficulties with understanding a concept and is almost like a second pair of eyes for teachers.“She is really good at organizing. She keeps our tutoring put together. She has systems that keep up with attendance, to make sure students are held accountable for not showing up. She makes everything run smoothly,” said Mr. Abson.
Many have seen Mrs. Boxeth running around campus searching for students who didn’t attend tutoring when assigned. This is her other assignment as a tutoring teacher. “If a student does not complete their homework their teacher can choose to assign tutoring, near the end of the day I go gather clipboards with their names. I say only 50% of kids assigned tutoring show up. It’s kind of frustrating because that’s where you see me running around first and second period talking to all the kids that didn’t show up. They get a warning and it happens again they get in school suspension, Mrs. Boxeth explains.
Mrs. Boxeth does all she can to motivate students. She gives them different opportunities to get work done. “I try to motivate the student who don’t end up going to tutoring. I try to give them options and opportunities. I remind them that they have x-block and nutrition. They have before school and of course after school. I think a lot of the students feel like tutoring is a punishment. I invite them to tutoring because I really want them to do well," she said.
Mrs. Boxeth has helped and encouraged students all around campus. “She helps me with math because she helps explain things in different ways. She gives me a sense of what we're doing. She has helped me improve my grade in that class. She constantly gives personal advice and has gotten me through some tough times,” says Brandon Ramos, freshman Elijah Wall also says: “She has been really nice to me the whole year I’m able to talk to her about my personal life. She gives me really good advice.”
Mrs. Boxeth doesn’t spend all her days at school however, she loves national parks and camping. She likes anything that involves nature. She recently visited the Grand Canyon on a family trip. Mrs. Boxeth’s favorite foods are street tacos, greek salad, and of course dark chocolate. She loves to listen to alternative and swing music.
“I like watching when the new students come in and being able to see them grow just in their freshman year. All these presentations and standing up in front of the class is weird for them, they grow more confident and being able to see that change in them,” said Mrs. Boxeth.
With the many tasks around campus, Mrs. Boxeth seems to always have an open hand for all of them. Whether it’s helping students with math, tag-teaming with teachers, or simply just being a trustworthy friend, Mrs. Boxeth will always be there.
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