FAQ for Families/Teachers

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How long will it take to be matched with a tutor?

Depending on the influx of students and tutors (usually higher around the beginning of the semester), it should take one to two weeks to match students!

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Do you have tutors for advanced high school subjects such as AP Calculus and/or language tutors?

We have tutors for all subjects through high school, including advanced AP courses! We also have both Spanish and French tutors.

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Does Remote Learning Buddies cost money?

No, tutoring is volunteer-based and free of charge!

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Do you have tutors for basic skills such as reading and math?

Yes! In fact, our partner Early Learning Focus are experts in pre-k to Grade 2 subjects and learning. Learn more about what they do on their website, www.earlylearningfocus.org!

FAQ for Tutors

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My student has not been responding. Can I be rematched?

Yes! If you do not receive a response after one week, please follow up with your student one more time. If your student still does not respond after the second email, email us at remotelearningbuddies@gmail.com and we will rematch you and the student will be removed from the program.

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How long are sessions expected to be?

It is up to the tutor and student to figure out how long and how often tutoring sessions will be. Sessions will vary based on each pairing, but we recommend one hour sessions, one to two times a week. If your student needs more tutoring, please email us at remotelearningbuddies@gmail.com.

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How do I know what subjects my student needs help with?

Ask them! When you reach out for the first time, clearly ask the parent/student what subjects they need help with so you can best prepare for your session. It is important to come into each session with a clear plan.

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Are tutoring sessions purely academic?

No! As a Remote Learning Buddy, you are there to serve as a tutor, mentor, role model, and friend to your student. We encourage that you work to understand your student's interests outside academics to create a deeper relationship and if that means spending a session or two teaching your student how to play the guitar or talking about last week's Saint's game - go for it!