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High school student creates tutoring group for elementary and middle schoolers

Pleasant View School student created a tutoring group for high schoolers to help elementary and middle school students.

Muadth Malley thought it would be helpful to provide tutoring to students when classes transitioned to the online format.

"When I first heard that PVS was going to move to a remote teaching format, I realized how difficult that might be for a number of students and wanted to do whatever I could to help," Malley said.

The tutoring group took formal shape in late March and then was announced to the parents of younger students on April 1.

Parents of elementary or middle school students or the students themselves send a request for a tutor via email. The student is then matched with a high school volunteer.

Students in kindergarten through middle school are receiving mentoring and tutoring help. They get help with subjects like math, science, reading, or Quran. Some even request help with using remote learning technologies.

"A lot of the work takes place behind the scenes with pairing students who have requested tutoring with a potential tutor and then following up to make sure that connections were made and everyone is happy with the arrangement," Malley said

Tutors have to set up meetings with the students they are tutoring through Skype or other means. And then they have to provide those students assistance with whatever concept they need help with.

"The vast majority of PVS high school students recognize that the school has given us so much over the years and one way we can give back is to try and provide as much help and assistance as we can to the younger students," Malley said.

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