I try to imagine what it’s like to be a young person right now sheltering in place and navigating distance learning. What if I had to share my chrome book with my siblings? What if my parents had lost their jobs and the stress was unavoidable? What if I lived with my grandmother and we…
The Board and staff here at MTC are thinking of you all—our amazing volunteers, dedicated donors, hard-working community partners, and resilient students! We hope you are staying well both physically and emotionally through these trying times.
The value of mentorship is felt now as much as ever. Mentors are connecting with mentees via FaceTime, texting, Zoom, etc. As caring, calm, adults, they are supporting the health and well-being of young people dealing with stressful and isolating circumstances. MTC mentors are showing creativity and dedication as they find new and meaningful ways to support high school students virtually or from six feet apart.
As students experience distance learning, MTC‘s new Remote Tutoring program provides one-on-one attention for K-8 students. MTC tutors are trained to support students virtually, and with guidance from classroom teachers, they are helping with school assignments as well as executive functioning skills like organizing their homework and understanding how and when to turn in their assignments. Like adults, students are now required to adopt new practices and schedules as a result of the pandemic and distance learning. MTC tutors are there to help. We look forward to the day when students return to school and tutors can sit with them side by side. But we also see a future that includes Remote Tutoring as part of our program, as it provides flexibility for students and tutors.