If parents understand anything in 2021, it's that virtual learning is taking it's toll on everyone. Maybe you have kids who have to be fully immersed in learning from home, maybe you have a virtual model mixed with in-person, or maybe they're back in the classroom. Regardless, if they need some extra help, tutoring is now available for free.

Syracuse University is partnering with 15 local organizations to provide free tutoring to students in Central New York. The tutoring staff is made up of some retired teachers, students, current professors and experts to help ease the difficulties of remote learning.

Community Engagement Director, Emily Winiecki, discussed the opportunity and call for more students with CNY Central.

"Virtual learning is very difficult. It's different than the in person connection with the teachers - so this is just supplementing what they're already getting in that virtual learning opportunity."

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Students are connected with tutors either one on one, or in small groups. They get the chance to ask those questions that they may not fully be able to ask in class with the ability for someone to walk them through their question for full understanding. They have the chance to not only have a better understanding of their material, but they also have the ability to connect with SU students, faculty and staff.

"It's a great way to have that connection and a great way to go above and beyond the tutoring."

The staff of tutors has 150 students and more than 250 instructors.

For more information on how to sign up email Syracuse University's Community Engagement Director, Emily Winiecki, at ejwiniec@syr.edu.

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