GVSU K-12 Connect was formed in 2020 to combat pandemic learning loss through offering free tutoring to Michigan families. Since then, K-12 Connect has grown tremendously in its programs and impact; in addition to its free, volunteer-based tutoring service, K-12 Connect now partners with districts to provide personalized, high-dosage tutoring to students.

To date, K-12 Connect has provided over 35,000 tutoring sessions in 56 Michigan counties.

17,000+ Contracted Sessions Held
2500+ Students Served
700+ Tutors/Mentors


“This has been a huge help for my fully online kids. I appreciate the tutors greatly and this program. I would love to see this continue even if it wasn't for online school but even when my kids go back full time into the school system. The 1:1 connection makes it a huge difference for their education and I am grateful!”

-K-12 Connect parent

“I thought Julia was great! She was a wonderful tutor, and I've only had good experiences with GVSU tutors so far. I'm so grateful for this service because it's pretty much the only thing getting me through my classes and to graduation right now. I'm thankful that this service is free and has a lot of awesome tutors.”

K-12 Connect student

“These sessions have been so helpful for my son. My goal for him really is just to continue liking school and remaining interested in learning new things. He is in virtual school and is grateful for the one-on-one support. Meeting with his tutor every week allows him to finish up anything he didn't during the week, making him much less stressed and greatly improving our family dynamic. We are so thankful that this is offered!”

K-12 Connect parent

“Miss Leya helped me better understand my math problems. She is patient in showing me how to solve math problems. I feel very comfortable with her. I use to be shy about asking for help.”

K-12 Connect student

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