Since classrooms emptied last March, we’ve seen some wonderful collaboration between teachers and students, and inspiring initiatives sparked by the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re pleased to share an exciting new tutoring service started by a group of Ontario students.
Peer4Peer is a new community-based platform for online learning support and companionship. Students can access free tutoring from a peer or volunteer as a student tutor.
The platform offers two types of services: one-on-one tutoring sessions and small classes on specialized topics such as coding, European history, and the art of essay writing. Upon signing up, tutees and tutors can request a course or tutoring session. All sessions are facilitated via Peer4Peer.
The founders of this not-for-profit initiative want to make sure that all students have access to online learning support. The goal is to offer as much as possible to the widest range of students. Co-founder Karam Bambawale says the strength of the platform has to do with the community it continues to build.
“We were founded during a period of COVID-19, and that experience will forever ground us in our approach to Peer4Peer,” says Bambawale. “Having been fortunate enough to complete the school year on adequate terms, it’s our duty to give back in any way we can.”