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MISSION

The massive educational disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has widened the already alarming gaps for K-12 underserved students. EduTutorVA will provide free individual or small-group tutoring by trained college students and alumni. The students will receive targeted support in core academic areas, and the tutors will receive a positive introduction to the teaching profession.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

  • We believe that targeted tutoring can help all students achieve and ensure a more equitable recovery from COVID-19 and beyond. 
     

  • We believe that a clear focus on educational equity is required to begin to address the barriers of poverty and structural racism. 
     

  • We believe that underserved students will make academic gains from a program of one-on-one virtual tutoring.
     

  • We believe that EduTutorVA can work on a virtual platform safely and with proper supervision for both the students and tutors.
     

  • We believe educators and the community have a shared responsibility to provide every student with an equal opportunity for success.
     

  • We believe the partnership and collaboration with state universities, public schools and non-profits will facilitate effective assistance to our neediest students.
     

  • We will seek partnerships with state universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
     

  • We believe it is essential to have an educator workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities they serve.
     

  • We believe that our targeted program can offer our college tutors a positive introduction to the teaching profession by giving them the opportunity to work directly with students individually and in small groups.
     

  • We believe that EduTutorVA will become a model that will expand as needs change.