Minnesota Teens Start Free Tutoring Service to Help Kids Learning from Home
A senior at Eagan High School in Minnesota, Ankitha Kumar, and some of her friends have started a free tutoring service to help students who are struggling with the at-home learning.
Ankitha and her friends first started volunteering at the Good Neighbor Center to help out with tutoring. KARE 11 says they would do tutoring and there will be free meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. But then, unfortunately, COVID hit and they couldn't meet anymore. But they knew there were still students who needed help with their education.
So they created Connexions Tutoring, which is a free online tutoring to help those kids who need it. It's not just Minnesota teens helping out now either, there is a teen from California and a teen from South Dakota who are also tutors. In total, there are 12 tutors on Connexions Tutoring and have "close to 600 hours of combined service." There are about 85 students who have signed up or tutoring grades 2-12.
While the tutoring service is free, you can still donate to the Good Neighbor Center. So far, they have raised over $2,500. If you are interested, you can donate HERE.
And if you are interested in learning more about the free tutoring through Connexions Tutoring, you can find out more on their website.
Ankitha told KARE 11, "'We want education to be 100% accessible. We don't want money or lack of transportation or anything to stop the students who need the help to be able to get the help.'"