For K-12 students that needed one-on-one help with school work, the pandemic has proved particularly challenging. Thankfully, students from the School of Education stepped up last semester to provide virtual tutoring to area students.
About 250 future teachers from the School of Education participated in virtual tutoring either as a service learning and field experience or as volunteers, helping around 200 students. The overall reaction to the program was positive, according to Tyna Hunnicutt, Director of Early Field Experiences.
“The benefit to our students getting the experience and the kids needing tutoring was a win-win for sure,” she said. “We hope to continue it into the future as it has been a wonderful way to connect our students with kids that need tutoring.”
Helping both future teachers and students is just one way the School of Education found a positive out of virtual learning, says Interim Dean Anastasia Morrone.