COLUMBIA, SC (WRDW / WAGT) – The South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina State Library this week announced a $ 1.5 million partnership to address the academic impact ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnership will run for the next three years and is funded by emergency relief money for elementary and secondary schools from the American Rescue Plan.
The pandemic has highlighted the need for students, especially in very poor areas, to get one-on-one help with unfinished learning, State Superintendent Molly Spearman said.
She said the partnership with the State Library and Tutor.com will provide families with additional, high-quality academic assistance at no cost.
Tutor.com is available to families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving students access to tutors in over 200 subjects. Tutor.com provides a practice test administration service and also helps with time management and planning.
Participants will access Tutor.com through Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library – at www.scdiscus.org and can participate in the number of sessions necessary to meet their academic improvement goal.
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