The Ferguson-Florissant School District in St. Louis, Mo., has partnered with TutorMe, an online tutoring solution, to reach more than 11,000 K-12 students.
In a press release, TutorMe explained that through the partnership Ferguson-Florissant School District students will have access – at no cost to them – to the company’s 24/7 online tutoring service, which includes access to 15,000 tutors skilled in hundreds of subjects.
“Our partnership with TutorMe will allow our students of all ages to have on-call help when needed, and give each student the opportunity to thrive in any subject matter with no cost to their family,” said Kevin Voepel, secondary math and professional development coordinator for the Ferguson-Florissant School District. “The pandemic has made it difficult for students to seek out extra help. This new tool will hopefully bridge that gap and I look forward to seeing the positive improvement across each classroom,” he said.
TutorMe says its service offers students access to a “virtual classroom” that includes a virtual whiteboard, text editor, two-way audio and video chat, and screen sharing where students connect live with a tutor. Additionally, all tutoring sessions are archived for future reference. Students will also have access to a writing lab where they can submit their essays, papers, and other writing assignments and receive feedback from a writing tutor within hours.
“TutorMe has been on the frontline of online education assistance well before the pandemic arrived, providing top-notch tutors and on-demand academic support to ensure students never feel lost,” said TutorMe’s Co-Founder and CEO Myles Hunter. “The community of students, staff, and families at Ferguson-Florissant School District can rely on TutorMe to provide 1-on-1 learning during critical times of need and beyond.”