Local organization launches free tutoring program

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Collaborator: Rahkiya "Rocky" Brown
Published: 02/19/2021, 2:08 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(BINGHAMTON, NY) As the community continues to struggle with virtual learning amidst a global pandemic, a local organization has stepped in to help. The Broome County Urban League has announced they are now offering free online tutoring as a relief to both parents and students. Tutors have been hand selected from the Black Student Union at Binghamton University. The good deed serves as a win-win for the college students as they will be assisting families through a tough time and fulfilling volunteer hours, which some say has been difficult due to social distancing restrictions. Broome County Urban League CEO Jen Lesko said research has shown tutoring can play an important role in helping youth meet their educational goals. “This one on one interaction allows for tutors from the university to act as mentors and impact the well-being and social emotional health of these students,” Lesko said.
The Urban League is offering the service to K-12 students who need help with subjects such as math, science, English and history. Parents can schedule tutoring sessions for their children by calling 607-723-7303 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This has been a VNN sponsored news story. For more information about sponsored news, email rbrown@verifiednews.network


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