New online tutoring available for K-12 students

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota students and families can access a new, online tutoring program, staffed by college students who are preparing to become teachers with the Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program.

The program offers free online tutoring to K-12 students across the state where students and tutors connect for virtual sessions on a simple and secure platform. Tutors can provide support in English/language arts, math, science, and social studies.

“The online tutoring program allows students – kindergarten through high school – to receive individualized support after the school day has ended,” said Secretary of Education Tiffany Sanderson. “Once a parent has registered their child, students can access a tutor from home, the local library or afterschool program, or even their favorite coffee shop. I think parents are going to like this one-on-one support as much as their students.”

Once a student is registered, sessions can either be pre-scheduled or on-demand, depending on tutor availability. The program is staffed by university students accepted into their Schools of Education at Black Hills State University and Northern State University.

Tutors will be available Monday through Sunday afternoons and evenings. The service will not be available on holidays and during Christmas and spring breaks.

“This is an incredible opportunity for South Dakota students,” said Board of Regents Executive Director Dr. Brian Maher. “While this program provides academic support for K-12 students, it additionally gives university students practical experience in their future field of work.”

You can learn more about the Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program and register here.

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