New Online Tutoring Available for K-12 Students

PIERRE, SD — Students and families in South Dakota can access a new online tutoring program, staffed by students 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 – from kindergarten through high school – to receive one-on-one support after the school day is over,” Education Secretary Tiffany Sanderson said. “Once a parent enrolls their child, students can access a tutor from their home, the local library or after-school program, or even their favorite cafe. I think parents are going to love this one-on-one support as much as their students. »

Once a student is registered, sessions can be pre-scheduled or on-demand, depending on tutor availability. The program is made up of college 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 public holidays and during Christmas and Spring Break.

“This is an incredible opportunity for students in South Dakota,” said Board of Regents executive director Dr. Brian Maher. “While this program provides academic support for K-12 students, it also provides college students with hands-on experience in their future field of work.”

You can learn more about the Dakota Dreams online tutoring program and register here.