Future teachers get a head start by tutoring K-12 students

They may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn't mean the Indiana University School of Education hasn't found creative ways to help students in need.

IU teacher candidates and School of Education staff volunteers have been virtually tutoring K-12 students for free across the state this semester. The service will continue until Thanksgiving, and though spots for fall are full, more will be available in the spring.

Tyna Hunnicutt, the co-director of clinical experiences and director of early field experience in the School of Education, said all the college tutors were excited to get started and are thrilled to be giving back during a trying time in education.

"I had students reaching out to me asking if there were ways that they could help kids in the community," Hunnicutt said. "Helping kids is what I have always wanted to do as a teacher, so it's really special to be able to get the program rolling.”

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