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    University Students to Offer Virtual Tutoring to Scranton Area Students

    March 23, 2021

    The University of Scranton’s Office of Community Relations is pleased to offer a virtual after-school program to students in Scranton. The program will begin on March 29 and run for the duration of the spring semester until May 6. The program will offer four different 45-minute sessions per week for students in grades 3-5. During the sessions, Scranton-area students can join with University of Scranton student tutors for homework help and small group academic support in various academic areas including: reading and English; spelling and grammar; math; and science.

    This program aims to offer Scranton grade school students the opportunity to connect with University student tutors to receive academic support in a small group setting. Due to the current Covid-related restrictions in place, this program will be hosted virtually via Zoom and requires a parent/guardian waiver for students to participate. Sessions are limited to 12 participants per session and students with signed waivers will be accepted into session on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parents/guardians can register their 3rd-5th grade students here. 

    University student mentors are drawn from various academic departments, including physical therapy, sociology, and biology, and are participating as part of community-based learning or as a co-curricular activity. The program will recruit student mentees from area elementary schools, including the University’s community partner school in the Scranton School District, McNichols Plaza Elementary in South Side.

    Over intersession, the University piloted this tutoring program to offer Scranton-area 3rd-5th graders an opportunity to have some extra help with their academic work and also to have the opportunity to connect with University of Scranton student tutors. As remote and hybrid learning continue in schools, the University is expanding the tutoring program to offer 4 weekly sessions to area students.

    For more information or for questions, please email 

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