Study Hut Bake Sale

April 10th, 2012

It’s that time of year everyone. That’s right, it’s the first ever STUDY HUT BAKE SALE. This week and next week the Manhattan Beach Study Hut is having their very first bake sale. Why sell baked goods at a tutoring center you might ask? Well, lucky for us, our manager Sam is the co-chair for this year’s Relay For Life, and Study Hut is doing everything we can to help raise money! We have three different days that people are going to bring in baked goods. We have even decided to turn it into a competition where the kids vote on which tutor baked the best dessert! All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Every year, the American Cancer Society has a Relay for life to help raise money for research and programs. People form teams that support a particular type of cancer, and walk for 24 hours. Each team tries to keep one member on the track at all times. This represents the struggle of a cancer patient : as the day goes on you get more and more tired, and at one point reach a moment where you think you can’t continue. All you can do is have faith in the next day. The fatigue that comes with walking for 24 hours is supposed to be a representation of this message. Personally I am excited that I can experience this event with my coworkers. It will be a very new experience that will bring us closer together while at the same time supporting a wonderful cause. As for the bake sale, I am amped up to not only raise money but to win the competition! So if you are feeling up to supporting a great cause, come into study hut this Wednesday (4/11), Thursday (4/12) and Monday (4/16)!

Quality People Make Quality Tutors: Volunteering for Relay for Life

May 20th, 2011

Here at Study Hut Tutoring in Manhattan Beach, we’re more than just good tutors: we pride ourselves on being good human beings! After all, the same qualities that make a good teacher–passion, care, dedication, responsibility–also make a good person. That’s why I thought it was perfectly fitting that Study Hut participated in and had a team at last Saturday’s Relay for Life event in Manhattan Beach.

It was truly impressive to see my coworkers stay late and long after work in order to plan out team activities, and even more admirable to see them put in all the extra hours needed to fundraise for the American Cancer Society. After a long day of leading SAT prep, correcting Chemistry and Trig problems, and editing students’ essays, a box of whole grain crackers and a jar of natural peanut butter practically beg you to their side; however, my fellow tutors met up at 10 PM to figure out how we could raise money for such a worthy cause, and then took their usual day off to put on a car wash at Mira Costa High School. I was so proud of them for working to make a difference!

Because here at Study Hut, we are well-versed in the science of cancer: we pride ourselves on knowing and teaching biology, AP Chemistry, psychology, and anatomy. But we cannot know or explain the actual experience of having cancer. Instead, we can come together to support our community, whether in Manhattan Beach, the greater Southbay, or the nation as a whole, of cancer survivors and help fund research that will ease or prevent future suffering. I’m glad Study Hut got the chance to prove that it doesn’t just have the best tutors–it has the best people!

Relay for Life: Team Hut Twoters

May 19th, 2011

Relay for Life is the largest fundraising campaign put on by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Participating fundraising teams spend 24 straight hours running or walking around a track to raise cancer awareness. This year was the first Relay for Life event ever held in Manhattan Beach and the Study Hut decided to team up and join the cause.

Fifteen or so tutors from both Manhattan and Redondo Beach Study Huts attended the event. We walked the track, listened to live music and testimonials, and played games, such as bean bag toss, frisbee, and football.

Overall, the event was very entraining. Kids and adults from all ages came out to and the diverse group of people maybe for a very enjoyable day. It’s because of events like this, through hard work, time, and dedication that survivors all around are able to celebrate more birthdays each and every year. Relay For Life is a life-changing experience.

At Relay, every participant has a chance to celebrate, remember, and fight back. Everyone has a different and unique reason why they Relay. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease.

You have a chance to meet people who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives.

This year Relay for Life Manhattan Beach 2011 raised $58,000 for the ACS. This being the first year in Manhattan Beach the event did well with room for growth, the local Relay for Life committee is determined to turn Relay into an annual event that will blossom and get bigger over time.