Alief Early College High School (Houston, TX). Tutorials are provided by all teachers every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school. A very specific tutorial program called Tier has been created for freshmen to ease the often difficult transition from a regular middle school to an early college high school. Through Tier, all students are assigned to mandatory tutorials based on their grades at each three-week progress report, and their ongoing progress is tracked. When grades improve sufficiently, a freshman may be released from that tutorial. However, most students, even when released from mandatory tutorials, continue to attend the tutorials of their choice. Specific tutorials for topics such as Texas Success Initiative (TSI), EOC standards, and PSAT/SAT are also offered.