StudyHall, the Inspiring Service platform that connects volunteers to students for free 1:1 homework help in a safe and secure setting, has been named a premium exhibitor for the National Mentoring Summit.
The Summit, in its 11th year, is the largest national gathering of advocates for mentors in the U.S. The virtual summit takes place Jan. 27-29, attracting 2700 attendees and features more than 50 workshops.
StudyHall is using the summit to launch its latest version of its platform, and is inviting organizations and communities to apply for up to 10 applications for unlimited use.
An equitable learning recovery is still possible despite the need to maintain physical distancing.
Inspiring Service, the nation’s leading developer of innovative technology connecting volunteers to causes — including the important task of helping youth thrive — will designate the recipients of the unlimited use applications in February and begin serving students and volunteers immediately.
When the coronavirus began shutting schools down in March 2020, Inspiring Service immediately saw volunteers becoming sidelined by the pandemic. It was clear that the short- and long-term effects were going to be devastating.
In response, the nonprofit, a Multiplying Good and Independent Sector award winner, identified and acquired rights to the most proven, secure, and scalable virtual technology being utilized anywhere in the education segment. And then, Inspiring Service invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to make it better and meet the variety of needs facing organizations, schools and communities.
Inspiring Service is now ready to provide the tool to up to 10 qualified organizations at no cost to ensure that ALL students have access to academic support — when they need it. The initial phase of applications is intended to support 5th-12th grade math help, but any disciplines can use the platform.
After a successful pilot last summer and implementations in public schools in Cincinnati in 2020-21 and Boston in 2021, Inspiring Service is offering the platform to organizations and communities who can use it to re-engage sidelined and under-utilized volunteers and provide students with an online tool facilitating 1:1 free help.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck the U.S. in March 2020 and schools all across the country closed and transitioned to “learn-from-home,” Inspiring Service knew disadvantaged families would be harmed further by not having access to existing expensive online help platforms. As was expected, the capacity of existing free tools quickly evaporated.
Called StudyHall, this new online tutoring program offers free, on demand, 1:1 tutoring with qualified and approved helpers in a safe and secure environment. Helpers support learners through concepts and problems from simple to complex. No matter their level of study, students will find the help they need. This one-of-a-kind program was developed to ensure all students have access to homework help when they need it.
- Qualified and approved homework helpers are available on demand.
- Voice and text chat options offer communication flexibility.
- The platform is anonymous for students and secure.
- There is an interactive white board for problem-solving and classroom demonstrations.
- The platform can be used on phones, tablets, or computers.
- Students can access the platform at home, in class, and anywhere in between.