Our goal is to minimize the loss of learning due to COVID-19, especially that of students who will be disproportionately affected. We are seeking to prevent the exacerbation of local educational inequities by being a resource for K-12 families during this period of remote learning.
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.
What We Do
Dutchess-Orange Tutoring (DOT) provides virtual academic assistance to K-12 students in public districts in Dutchess and Orange Counties, NY while school is remote or hybrid.
While we would love to be able to help everyone, the size of our current network limits us to serving students enrolled in public school districts in Orange and Dutchess Counties, NY.
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.
DOT was founded by a small group of undergraduate and high school students, who serve as the core of the administrative team. DOT also works collaboratively with other community programs and school districts. If you are a local organization that would like to work with DOT, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to K-12 students enrolled in a public school district in Orange or Dutchess County, NY. For students in middle or elementary school, we ask that a parent or guardian sign up.