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Los Angeles Wave

Shirley Hawkins

31 December 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Ed Center provides tutoring assistance to children from fourth through the 12th grades in South Los Angeles. The center makes tutoring as financially accessible as possible by charging $6.25 for two hours of tutoring ...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarah Matusek

2 December 2020

New Jersey, United States

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CS Remastered is a nonprofit that provides free individualized coding classes to students. The kind of one-on-one tutoring they might not get at school. The nonprofit was started by 17-year-old, Samvit Agarwal, who go...

Knox Pages

Grant Pepper

8 October 2020

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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A collaboration between Ohio's Wooster City Schools and the College of Wooster has allowed for an enhanced educational experience for many students during the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership not only provides tu...

Las Cruces Sun-News

Miranda Cyr

2 October 2020

Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States

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The Carlsbad Literacy Program provides free tutoring to adults who want help with their literacy skills. The program's students in the program include English language learners, and also helps with citizenship skills,...

KXAN-TV

Jacqulyn Powell

18 September 2020

Los Angeles, Texas, United States

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Two teens from Los Angeles created a tutoring program to help supplement education during the pandemic, called the “Covid NineTeen Project.” The project is entirely teen run, from the creators to the mentors. More tha...

The New Yorker

Casey Parks

14 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, “regional enrichment centers,” or schools for the children of essential workers, popped up. The centers provided a place where workers, who couldn’t take care of their kids when schools shut down dur...

The Hechinger Report

Alia Wong

10 August 2020

United States

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Tutoring has a longstanding reputation of being an effective measure in helping students stay on-track with their school subjects, but it also costs money. Schools around the U.S. are considering ways to stretch their...

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Veronika Folentova

22 June 2020

Levoca, Presov, Slovakia

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The Romani Education Fund in Slovakia is helping children from the Roma community, which has a history of social and economic disadvantages as well as being subject to ethnic discrimination, overcome challenges to fin...

KGO-TV

Dustin Dorsey

26 March 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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Upon seeing a need for educational resources to support the out of school transition due to the COVID-19 outbreak, two high school seniors in the San Jose area stepped up to fill that gap. Sarika Sriram and Uditha Vel...

InfoMigrants

Benjamin Bathke

12 February 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Back On Track Syria is a tutoring initiative in Berlin helping Arabic-speaking students keep up with school subjects by offering help in their native language. The students in the program are often refugees and migran...

The Beacon Today

Brenna Brown

8 January 2020

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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Libraries around West Palm Beach, Florida, have collaborated to offer resources to children who need to work on technology-dependant homework after school, but who don't have access to the Internet or a computer at ho...

The Guardian

Amanda Holpuch

5 December 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With a decrease in government aid for refugee resettlement programs in recent years, nonprofits and other groups have stepped up to fill the gap. In Cleveland, Refugee Response offers in-home tutoring, a program for h...

The Washington Post

Mikhail Zinshteyn

27 June 2019

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

5 June 2019

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Placing students into smaller groups with peers of similar learning ability allows schools to allocate resources to struggling or underprivileged students. The Peterson Elementary School in Kalispell, Montana, has beg...

The Guardian

Amy Walker

11 February 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The Access Project in London recruits volunteer tutors in science, math, and technology fields to help young women build confidence in their STEM courses. The project also works to spread educational resources and tut...

Forbes

Lily Jones

3 September 2018

United States

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A new crop of international companies is connecting English-language teachers and students in China for online tutoring sessions. The flexible arrangements are a way for Chinese elementary and secondary pupils to impr...

The New York Times

Marjorie Olster

17 August 2018

Douar Laadam, Morocco

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Project Soar is trying to get more young girls in Morocco to finish school, and it’s working. The nonprofit offers after school programs and tutoring to teenage girls, in hopes they continue their education and don’t ...

Wyoming Public Media

Tennessee Watson

13 July 2018

Manvel, North Dakota, United States

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Children of farmworker families, many of whom travel seasonally during the school year, often need help filling gaps in the curriculum. Since the 1960s, the Migrant Education Program has been providing states with acc...

The Hechinger Report

Robbie Feinberg

4 June 2018

Farmington, Maine, United States

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To serve students who have dropped out of high school for anxiety-related reasons such as bullying or unstable home circumstances, a program in central Maine is sending teachers to students' homes with personalized le...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

5 December 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In high-poverty urban schools student retention is a major issue, often school is the last concern for these children. Now, City Year and other nonprofits have university students come to the high schools and tutor or...

Politico

Debra Bruno

19 October 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A study of high school students in Chicago has has found that personalized tutoring can help low-income students advance academically, challenging conventional wisdom that once a student falls behind, it's almost impo...

Bright Magazine

Terri Coles

21 April 2017

Toronto, Canada

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Mindfulness and programs, such as Math Guru, designed to address student's anxiety are being implemented in several areas as a way of combatting anxiety and helping students talk through their fears so that it doesn't...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A remarkable nonprofit in Baltimore sends teams of volunteers to give overwhelmed youths unconditional help and guidance that cannot be withdrawn.

NPR

Jennifer Guerra

23 June 2015

Brimley, Michigan, United States

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Students in a small town in Michigan are outperforming their peers statewide. Over half of the students are American Indian and many come from low-income families. Because the town's reservation can't be taxed, the sc...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

28 May 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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A local math teacher is trying to bring a successful Motor City tutoring program to Philly. The secret ingredient? Love for math, and building relationships between mentors and students.

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