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MIT students on a mission to tackle the education crisis created by Covid-19

The US school system is struggling to support all of its students during the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are falling behind. The challenges affect low-income communities most strongly. This is not a problem MIT can solve alone, but we can make a difference. 

During the Fall 2020 semester we will be recruiting up to 100 MIT students as Tech Tutors, who will work with small groups ("learning pods") of students who need extra support during Covid-19. Tech Tutors will focus on offering creative STEAM activities and general support for digital learning (help with setting up Zoom calls, etc.). The program is open to low-income families anywhere in the US as well as members of the MIT community with school-age kids enrolled in grades 3-8.  Becoming a Tech Tutor offers MIT students an experiential learning experience and opportunity to invest in positive social change in their communities. 

Tech Tutors is supported by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Media Lab Digital Learning + … View full description

MIT students on a mission to tackle the education crisis created by Covid-19

The US school system is struggling to support all of its students during the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are falling behind. The challenges affect low-income communities most strongly. This is not a problem MIT can solve alone, but we can make a difference. 

During the Fall 2020 semester we will be recruiting up to 100 MIT students as Tech Tutors, who will work with small groups ("learning pods") of students who need extra support during Covid-19. Tech Tutors will focus on offering creative STEAM activities and general support for digital learning (help with setting up Zoom calls, etc.). The program is open to low-income families anywhere in the US as well as members of the MIT community with school-age kids enrolled in grades 3-8.  Becoming a Tech Tutor offers MIT students an experiential learning experience and opportunity to invest in positive social change in their communities. 

Tech Tutors is supported by the Office of Experiential Learning and the Office of the Provost and coordinated by the Media Lab Digital Learning + Collaboration Studio together with the Media Arts & Sciences Program. 

Update: We have now recruited tutors and students!

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#covid19