Schools in San Carlos and Redwood City have begun the year in full Distance Learning (DL). This means there will be no students on campus for classes until San Mateo County has met the criteria set by the state. Naturally, all of us are disappointed that we are unable to tutor in-person. To ensure everyone’s safety, Healthy Cities Tutoring decided to operate this year in a Remote Tutoring model.
Although the school year will be unlike any other and tutoring will be different, we remain dedicated to working with you, our tutors, parents, and teachers to help students succeed
in school. In response to students struggle to learn last spring, schools have retooled their approach and teachers received extra training to support their students in this new learning mode. Still, now more than ever, students in our program will need our help. We are also projecting an increase in demand as students who were unable to thrive in the spring are identified by their new teachers.
Thank you to those who already reached out to let us know you are eager to get started on tutoring again this year. While the coronavirus prevented us from meeting with our students in-person last spring, we are immensely grateful for the 70+ tutors who helped us pilot “remote tutoring” and many more of you that checked-in with your students.
While challenging at times, many of you successfully tutored remotely and discovered that with our support, parent engagement, and tutor training it could be effective and have an impact. It is our goal to provide support and training to all our tutors who are comfortable trying this new method. Please read below for information about upcoming training and ways you can volunteer for Healthy Cities Tutoring.
We understand some of you may not know if you are able to tutor a student remotely – that is ok! Please complete this survey and one of us will follow-up with you as directed.
COVID-19 has changed many things, but our mission remains the same – to help students achieve academic success and enhanced self-esteem through the relationship and support they receive from you, our amazing tutors.
Wishing you good health!
– Your Friends at HCT
(Pictured below, from left to right: Bridget Schum, Emily McLuhan, Janelle Gibson, JR Bae, Karen Molinari, Cynthia Wiggin, SaskiaTeerink, Raquel Seifert)