While classes are back in session soon, this year is clearly going to be different as students continue online learning. Learning online may be challenging for some students, which is why free one-on-one tutoring will be provided as part of Los Angeles Unified's plan to help bridge the gap for students who need some extra help. According to Superintendent Austin Beutner , "the individual attention a teacher can provide to a student in a classroom at school is not easily replicated in a Zoom class with 20 or 30 students." The district will work with Step Up Tutoring to provide online and in-person services to students chosen by teachers and principals to participate in this program starting with 500 students in Huntington Park, Fremont, and Taft before expanding to more students. The Step Up Tutoring volunteers will be screened and are rained students or college graduates who will provide K-8 students with assistance outside of the regular school day. If you're interested in being a volunteer tutor, you can visit StepUpTutoring.org.
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