Social Innovation

Posted on July 10, 2024

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Schools nationwide opened their doors to students following months of learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To address those losses, UNCG and Guilford County Schools have partnered to create The Tutoring Collaborative, bringing graduate students from across campus into K-12 as tutors. A $2 million grant supports the program, offering graduate students stipends for 20 hours of tutoring a week.

“It’s a crucial intervention, and we’re honored to have the district’s trust,” says Dr. Holt Wilson, co-director of UNCG’s Institute for Partnerships in Education, or IPiE, which secured the funding.

Established in 2020, the institute facilitates long-term, community-based partnerships that bring solutions for pressing needs in schools. 

The Tutoring Collaborative has proven to be agile and responsive to the needs of specific schools, and it has garnered national attention. The Biden Administration named Guilford County as one of 15 school systems nationwide using funds from the American Rescue Plan to their best advantage.

“We started with three graduate students. Now we have between 34 and 40 graduate student tutors each term,” says program coordinator Megan Martin.

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