Our one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions provide students with a personalized learning experience. Students will find our sessions relevant, interesting, and most importantly, incredibly helpful. Spring sessions begin February 8.
Our sessions are available to all high school students across the country.
In response to COVID19, Sprout and STEM is offering free online tutoring.
What services do you offer?
Sprout and STEM offers one-hour online tutoring sessions through Zoom for a personalized learning experience.
We also manage an online Tutoring Forum where students can type and post questions in between Zoom sessions.
What subjects do you tutor?
We tutor in the subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry/trigonometry, and calculus.
Who are your tutors?
Our tutors consist of undergraduate and graduate students attending regional colleges and universities, including:
Brown University, Providence College, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.
Are your services entirely free?
Yes, our tutoring and mentorship services are entirely free. Our program is fueled by our generous donors.
How do I register?
Scroll down for more information on registration and session protocol.
Instructions for Registration
Please note that the parental waiver is now electronic.
3. Create your PROFILE
After completing the form and submitting the waiver, go to the top-right corner of the page and create your Sprout and STEM student profile. Once your profile is approved, you will have access to our online tutoring services.
Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization and the drive behind our advocacy. The pride our team takes in the promotion of equitable education is worth rejoicing. We are confident that anyone interested in joining our program will find their pending responsibilities manageable and accommodating. We require that tutors attend a minimum of two sessions per month where each session is two hours in duration (pre-COVID). Our requirements have been updated since the implementation of our online tutoring forum.
We realize that an absolute mastery of all science is unrealistic, even for seasoned collegiates. That being said, tutors should make their best effort to assist students regardless of the question presented. Additionally, our program emphasizes the importance of upholding authenticity and academic integrity. Tutors and students are expected to maintain honesty in the origination and submission of academic material; Sprout and STEM is a resource rather than an answerbank.
Tutors are asked to begin their sessions with a general overview reiterating recently introduced topics and concepts (pre-COVID). Regular communication between our administrators and high school faculty ensures that our tutors are privy to course structure and timelines.
We expect our tutors and high school students to maintain mutual respect and professionalism throughout their collaboration. Sprout and STEM asks both parties to value and appreciate the other; this working relationship is dynamic and mutually dependent. Tutors are asked to arrive punctually, notifying us of cancellations in advance of their session. As we all know, life is unpredictable and holds the capacity to create conflict between responsibilities. We will recognize notified absences in times of unexpected circumstances but otherwise rely on tutors to manage their schedules accordingly.