K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring

GVSU K-12 Connect will be closed for the following holiday recess: 

Winter Break: December 20 - January 3, 2021

GVSU K-12 Connect Virtual Tutoring is available for any student in grades K-12 beginning. This program is a free, 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.

Tutoring subject areas are displayed with icons above them for the subjects of Math, Social Studies, Modern Language, Science, and English Language Arts.

Currently, K-12 Connect offers tutoring in the following subject areas and grade levels:

  • Language: Spanish (K-12), Mandarin Chinese (K-12), German (6-12)
  • Math (K-12)
  • English Language Arts (K-12)
  • Science (K-12)
  • Social Studies (K-12)

Follow These Steps to Find a Tutor

Step 1: Consent

Complete an online parental consent form for every child using K-12 Connect services. 

ENGLISH 

SPANISH

ARABIC (coming soon)

Step 2: Search and Sign Up

Now that you've completed a consent form, you can start the process of setting up for your tutoring session by searching for an available tutor.

Search for an Available Tutor

Instructions to find your tutor:

  1. Click "Select an Option" to choose your subject and grade level.
  2. Click "Show Filter Options" to narrow your search based on availability. 
  3. Next, sign up for an appointment.  

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.  

Specific instructions on how to sign up and create an account profile are provided below:

  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.
    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 five questions. Answers will be shared with your tutor.
  6. Click “Submit Reservation”

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

Step 3: Join and Learn

Join your first virtual tutoring session 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. 

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 9am-7pm, and on Saturdays from 11am-5pm.

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