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K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring

GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12 beginning. This program is a virtual 1:1 tutoring/homework support service in which students can harness additional learning support through connecting with university students, faculty, or staff with expertise in various subjects through Zoom. Whether you are looking for a one-time appointment or recurring, weekly sessions, the tutoring center can accommodate any student's tutoring needs.

Students must bring homework or content to work on to every tutoring session.

GVSU K-12 Connect Summer Closure

GVSU K-12 Connect is now closed to the general public throughout the summer. Please watch for updated information regarding the fall (coming soon).

Any schools interested in partnering with K-12 Connect for the upcoming school year may contact Amirah Vosburgh at vosburga@gvsu.edu


Follow These Steps to Find a Tutor

Step 1: Search and Sign Up

You can start the process of setting up for your tutoring session by searching for an available tutor. (Please complete Step 2 to fill out a consent form)

Instructions to find your tutor:

  1. Identify what subject you would like tutoring in and open the dropdown associated with that subject. Subjects are listed below.
  2. Click the button for the grade and/or specific content area you would like support in. Opening this link will allow you to search for an available tutor.
  3. Next, sign up for an appointment. When signing up, please do NOT create an account associated with a school email, as communication will likely bounce back (more detailed instructions below).

Remember, you are only signing up for your first initial session with your tutor. At the end of your session, if you'd like recurring sessions set up, work with your tutor to determine best day/time/length/and duration of sessions moving forward. Your tutor will set them all up for you.  

Instructions to Sign Up and Create an Account

  1. Choose the best date/time slot for your session.
  2. Click “Login using Personal Email”
  3. Login
    1. If it’s your first time using the system, click “Register” on the bottom left. DO NOT create an account using a school email, as communication will likely bounce back.
    2. If you are a returning user, sign-in with the email address and password you created when you first registered.
  4. Enter your cell phone number to receive a text reminder before your session.
  5. Answer the questions. Answers will be shared with your tutor/mentor.
  6. Click “Submit Reservation”

Visit our FAQs for Families page for more information or contact k12connect@gvsu.edu with additional questions.

Step 2: Consent

Next, complete an online participation form that includes every child using K-12 Connect services.

GVSU K-12 Connect Participation Form

Step 3: Join and Learn

Join your first virtual tutoring session 10 minutes early through the Zoom link provided in your confirmation email. Be sure to have homework or content for you tutor to assist with. Students will begin in a waiting room until the receptionist is available to check them in and move them into their tutoring room. 

Get to you know your tutor and share items you need support in. At the end of your time, decide if this will be a recurring session. If so, agree on a recurring day, time, length, and duration before leaving your session. Your tutor will set up future appointments. 

Provided below are Zoom backgrounds that you may utilize during your sessions. To use, simply click on a button, save as, and upload into Zoom.

Zoom Backgrounds:                          

Background #1                               Background #3 (White)

Background #2 (White)              Background #3 (Blue) 

Background #2 (Blue)                               

Step 4: Feedback

Complete the short survey that will be linked in a follow-up email. This will help K-12 Connect to continually improve the virtual tutoring service.


Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, contact k12connect@gvsu.edu.

You are welcome to speak with a K-12 Connect Specialist by connecting to the K-12 Connect Zoom site and asking to join the support room. A support person is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

To connect to Zoom, click the button below and refer to the login information:

Connect to Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID: 616 331 5000

Password: gvsugo