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Tutor Me has launched two new programmes to provide tutoring and mentorship to students from low-income areas in the Western Cape.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (11 January 2020) – Underprivileged students from low-income areas in the Western Cape will soon get support through tutoring and mentorship thanks to Tutor Me Academic Services Pty (Ltd). Tutor Me is a youth-based company that works to empower South Africa’s brightest young minds.

Tutor Me offers tutoring services to students across South Africa for a fee, but they have launched a programme that will help students that do not have the funds available to access tutoring. The pilot programme is rolling out in the Western Cape first where they hope to see great success and then roll out to the rest of the country.

“We started EVOVE with the aim of challenging what the youth of our lower-income areas have come to know as their norm. EVOLVE envisions a world where all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential and succeed in life despite their challenging upbringing and having access to very limited resources.

Our mission is to provide additional academic support to disadvantaged students in disadvantaged communities who do not have the financial means to acquire the support they need. We want to inspire, influence and propel students into a brighter future by creating equal opportunities, equipping students with the power of knowledge and providing the necessary resources and mentorship.”

The EVOLVE platform will be open to volunteers, brands and community members who are willing to help. Tutor Me will provide the infrastructure to ensure that the communities can come together to build a better future for our children. Volunteers will be dispatched to various schools across the Western Cape to provide group tuition, mentorship and student support.

“Therefore, we are taking this opportunity to call on any person willing to help. If you are a University student, we call on you to volunteer as a tutor. Not only will you be bringing a change to many students’ lives, this is an opportunity for growth, personal development and achievement. It is also an opportunity for networking and opening up opportunities for yourself. All brands, sponsors and community members who are interested in helping are urged to reach out.

We are excited to start tipping the scales in favour of those who need it and challenging the status quo!”

For students wanting to volunteer their time and knowledge to the programme, you can reach out via email or their website.

Along with their volunteer programme, they have also launched the option for people to sponsor a student in need. The sponsorship will give the student access to one-on-one tutoring options.

“The Sponsor o’ Student (SOS) campaign is aimed at addressing the disadvantage faced by many students from underprivileged backgrounds who do not have access to the resources they need to excel academically. Through this campaign, Tutor Me will provide one-on-one lessons, mentorship and host life-skills workshops for sponsored students.

A list of the criteria for applying to this sponsorship will be released in the coming weeks, but eligibility will be largely based on financial need. Once the call for applications is announced, a link to the application form will become available. Eligible students who wish to apply will be placed on a waiting list. Since there is a limited number of sponsorships, those who apply first will be given priority. However, the sponsorships will ultimately be awarded to students motivated by financial need.

This campaign will help many students reach their academic, career and life goals by providing them with a platform on which to reach their full potential. Tutor Me has had first hand experience with the results of one-on-one tuition, especially since COVID-19 and helped many students reach A+ grades, opening up the doors of opportunity for their future and their careers.

The success of this program lies in the hands of those who are able to sponsor our students. It takes a village to raise a child and to help a child rise to their potential. If you would like to help sponsor a student, you can email Tutor Me directly on sos@tutorme.org.za.”


Sources: Tutor Me Supplied
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