Once a student is matched with a tutor, they will coordinate with each other to determine what times work for them for sessions. Then, both will be supplied with a Zoom meeting link that only they have access to. Once both join the meeting, the session will begin. The student decides how often and for how long they want to meet.
For individualized tutoring, we primarily offer supplemental tutoring and coursework preparation. Coursework preparation is only offered during the summer with the goal to prepare students for their upcoming classes. With supplemental learning, we aim to help students who need academic support in their classes by working through relevant material as well as providing extra assistance, tips, and advice to facilitate learning.
We want to be more than tutors. We are designed as near-peer so that we can also be mentors for students, both in academics and beyond. Being closer in age with students means we can relate more to them and their struggles, and be a non-authoritative figure they can come and talk to. We understand, we were in their shoes a few short years ago, so we know what they are going through. We are a source for academic support, but also a source for students to seek advice from.
Because we want our students to have a valuable near-peer relationship with their tutor, individual tutoring operates on a one-month basis. This means that once a student is matched with a tutor, they are paired with that tutor for a one month period in order to cultivate a mentor-mentee relationship. Students have the ability to continue on with their tutor for longer than one month, or switch tutors if their current match does not work for them.
Fill out the survey below to be matched with the tutor who is right for you. Within a few days, we will get you in contact with your tutor and your journey will begin.
Each match is scheduled to last for a one month period so a relationship can be built and fostered. If for any reason the match is not a good fit, it can be changed at any time.
Students can often get lost in a classroom. With free near-peer support, we work to ensure that no student is at a disadvantage.
According to the results of a field experiment conducted and published in a 2018 addition of Basic and Applied Social Psychology, near-peer had "positive effects on how students interpret and respond to academic difficulty during adolescence" (Destin et al 2018).
We personally look into and vet every tutor we bring onboard. For AP tutors, we ask to see their AP scores and current college GPA. We also send weekly survey check-ins to students; these are 100% anonymous and are designed for us to receive unbiased feedback about our tutors' performances.
We are a free service and pride ourselves on being accessible for all. As such, there is no length of commitment. After signing up, you are free to leave at anytime or come and go as you please. Individual tutors are matched on a one month commitment basis, however you have no obligation to stay with your tutor or Bright610 for the entire period.
We want to be accessible for all, so students who do not come from an underprivileged background may still use our services. However, we give priority to underprivileged students when matching students to individual tutors as our goal is to bridge the gap in access to education between students.