Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

K-12 Connect


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Program Description

Free virtual tutoring sessions available to K-12 students throughout the state of Michigan. Students sign up for an initial session and work with their tutor to set up recurring sessions if needed.

Type of service
Other type of service

General K-12 Connect: Homework Help and College Prep Mentoring Targeted Literacy Project (Pilot): Remedial literacy support

Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Allendale, Michigan - Grand Valley State University
States of Operation
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Social Studies,
Other subjects
Core subjects are ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Foreign language tutoring available based on tutor availability (Spanish, French, German, Chinese). English Language Learner track for ELL students who need specialized support with their homewor
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
Not available (We recently started tracking fluency in foreign languages so numbers are accurate. About 10% of tutors can speak Spanish).
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Student-Tutor Ratio
Number of Sessions Per Week
Varies, based on student needs
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description

Information is sent to school leaders who disperse to teachers and families.

Organization Type
Customer Type
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
In development
Cost to Student
Type of Tutor
Tutoring staff
Other tutor type
GVSU undergrad and graduate students, faculty/staff, GVSU alum.
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Amirah Vosburgh
Contact Email

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