Dutchess-Orange Tutoring (DOT) for K-12 in Response to COVID-19 is a network of local undergrads and high school students in the Orange and Dutchess, New York area providing virtual academic assistance to K-12 students in public districts in these counties while school is remote or hybrid.
DOT particularly seeks to help students who are at risk of being disproportionately affected by remote learning, including but not limited to students with parents who do not have the time to supplement their children’s new form of online learning, do not speak English as a first language, or do not otherwise have the ability to help their kids with their coursework. DOT also seeks to help students who typically rely on getting extra help from teachers outside of normal classroom help.
DOT is fully volunteer-based and is completely free (with the exception of suggested donations; read more below) to all students who sign up for the service. Since March 2020, DOT has had over 200 student sign-ups with over 150 tutor sign-ups. Read more about our team here.
“Working with DOT has been such a rewarding way to give back to the community during these hard times, and working with my tutees is always one of the best parts of my week."
— Alex, Tutor