UB Homework Helpers

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Give back to the local Buffalo community by serving as a tutor for students in the Buffalo public schools. Use your expertise and knowledge to assist local students who lack adequate access to academic resources.

Project description

Students will work as tutors as an extension of the AOC Homework Helper’s Program. Homework Helpers assist thousands of students in NYC public schools by providing tutoring and academic support for grades K-12. Similar to NYC, students in the Buffalo Public School system often lack the resources to employ the service of professional tutors and find themselves at a disadvantage, not only regarding state testing but later in the college admissions process. This program is hoping to bridge the resource gap and provide the support to allow these students to thrive. Tutors will meet weekly online with their prospective students and work on both homework and provided lesson plans to supplement the student’s education.

Project outcome

  • Students partner with schools/children in the Buffalo Public School system to provide tutoring and mentoring support

  • Through completion of this project, students will improve their communication skills, as well as engage with the broader Buffalo community, building relationships and skills alike

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About 3-5 months
Start time Summer (May/June of 2022)
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Remote project
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Research experience
Who is eligible
Sophmores, Juniors, Seniors

Core partners

Project mentor

Abigail Matthews

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Phone: (716) 645-8451

Email: aamatthe@buffalo.edu

Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.