Jasmin Lyons gravitated toward the special education students who walked through My Tutor and More’s doors.

“It takes a lot to have more patience, courage and strength to work with special ed kids,” Lyons said. “Sometimes I feel like people are scared to take that chance to reach out and work out with them. I figure if I can help them, they can actually get somewhere instead of being just labeled as special ed.”

After graduating from Copperas Cove High School in 2013, Lyons was one of five interns who helped the tutoring business with its summer camp. This is the second year My Tutor and More is offering an internship and co-director Tina Capito said she plans to accept between four and six interns this summer. “We know that in a community, you need to help the youth because they are your future.”

Throughout the summer, interns will get the opportunity to make lesson plans and teach classes to other children as well as learn about educational resources, communicate with parents, write reports and learn how to help struggling students and enrich students who are doing good, Capito said.

During last year’s internship, Lyons said she wanted to be a history teacher and athletics coach. But, as a freshman at Central Texas College, she started studying kinesiology and is considering a job in social work.

“No matter what it is, I just want to work with kids,” she said.

Lyons said she enjoyed working with certified teachers, as well as learning to work with students in different age groups and abilities.

“There was never a dull moment,” she said. “It was a great experience and I really look forward to coming back this summer.”

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at SarahRafique.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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