Volunteer + tutor = learning and fun for isolated students
NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian Sara Herlevsen is worried about students falling behind on their academics in isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.
That’s why she went online last month and offered free tutoring. She now meets daily with children and teenagers via video conferencing to teach them about everything — from ancient mythology, Vikings and famous shipwrecks, to math, biology and the Latin root of medical words. Herlevsen hopes to be a mentor to some students in her classes, who like her, have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For parents, there is double appreciation: the tutoring and unencumbered time to work at home.