Virtual programming for fall 2020

Virtual tutoring

G.U.I.D.E. (Gettysburg United in Developing Education) is a new virtual tutoring and mentorship program for children in Adams County. G.U.I.D.E. serves to connect Gettysburg College students, near and far, to local youth within our community to support them academically.

Virtual mentoring clinics

two CPS mentors looking at computer screen with young student

The Virtual Mentoring Clinics are a space where local K-12 youth and Gettysburg College students come together to engage in academic and social enrichment programming. The clinics are a free program in which children within our local community have a safe and enriching space to utilize in supporting them to meet their academic goals.

Virtual tutors will be matched with students and meet weekly for one 45-60 minute session via Zoom. Students that have participated in pre-existing programs (El Centro, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YLIT, Vida Charter School and College Prep) will be contacted for continual participation.

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The virtual experience

Role of the tutor/mentor

Tutors/mentors will work with a student and their families to provide weekly online tutoring/mentoring sessions. These will be about 45 to 60 minutes long, occurring once or twice a week. These times will be determined by you, the family and the student you are paired with, as well as the Program Coordinator at the Center for Public Service (CPS). The focus of these sessions will be for academic support, specifically homework help, but also to provide emotional support if needed. Providing a supportive environment for the child is our goal.

Role of the student/family

Families commit to ensuring their child is ready for the pre-scheduled session. A member of the family (18 years of age or older) will be responsible for logging the student on and off for their session.