Since 2016, the Stuyvesant Study Society has worked with 5 schools and after-school programs to provide tutors weekly to help their students with whatever their academic need may be.
P.S. 1 serves elementary school students from a multitude of ethnic and economic backgrounds. Located in Chinatown, the school is anchored by large parental involvement and has provided solid education to generations of immigrants and first-generation Americans. No amount of parental involvement, however, could make remote learning run perfectly this past spring semester. To help any struggling students (or those who might want to get ahead), SSS opened up an eight week long program providing one-on-one tutoring to any interested P.S. 1 student. We were excited — and initially overwhelmed — by the outpouring response from students and parents but nonetheless, we were able to pair every single student with a tutor (all 70+ of them)! We look forward to continuing similar programs in the fall.
Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education. Their Youth Center at Riverton Square is for youth residents in grades 1 to 8. The program promotes healthy eating, teaches urban agriculture, and also provides free homework help. SSS has been helping students for over a year by serving as tutors for Harlem Grown. Our tutors formed individual relationships with their tutees and prompted discussions about their work in order to promote a encouraging learning environment.
I.S. 126Q is a middle school located in Astoria, Queens. Over the weekends of the last school year, SSS has provided tutors to their educational opportunity program on Saturdays. Our tutors helped prepare students, 6th to 8th grade, for their upcoming state tests in math, ELA, and science. SSS tutors furthered the Saturday classes by hosting circular-table discussions, assisting individual classwork periods, and having one-on-one sessions with students that needed extra help. SSS also served an advisory role for students, informing 8th graders on expectation of the first year of high school, the SHSAT and high school application process, and other facets of the strenuous experience.
We are Stuyvesant’s Study Society, and we offer free tutoring to historically underserved students from K to 8.
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