FLIP (Free Learning in Place)‘s goal is to provide relief and raise awareness for educational inequalities in the Providence community. As Brown students, we must recognize the tremendous privilege we have and as many of us have grown up in the area, attended school here, and are volunteering at local Providence schools, we have realized the necessity of a free online tutoring program that connects local public school students directly with a matched college student tutor.
In 2019, PPSD was ranked among the worst in the country and the governor of RI herself called it a “broken system.” For the past two years, COVID-19 has continued to increase educational inequality in Providence and we believe that high quality online learning and mentorship are steps in the right direction. The pandemic showed us the effectiveness and accessibility of online learning and we want to bring that to students while keeping both tutors and students safe.
This semester, we intend on implementing a hybrid online learning model in which tutors will enter schools to tutor and also give students the option to be tutored remotely once a week. We are excited to support these kids and we want you to join the FLIP fam!
Contact: Sophia Ahn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Charles Wang (email@example.com)
STEMS In School is partnered with Annenberg Institute for School Reform. STEMS is a math and science tutoring program based out of Hope High School down the street from Brown. Our goal is to help Hope students succeed by providing them with academic support and college mentors while giving Brown students a chance to practice tutoring skills, learn about the Providence public school system, build strong relationships with Hope students and teachers, and meet like-minded peers who are passionate about service, math, science, and education. We offer tutors in a variety of subjects (Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics. We focus not just on the tutoring, but the student-tutor relationship!
Contact: Gabriela Rivera (firstname.lastname@example.org), Justin Barlas (email@example.com)
AspirEd Minds is a graduate student organization at Brown University that is designed to provide free online based tutoring that pairs graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in STEM with local high school students (grades 9-12). The graduate student mentors will be providing high school mentees with high dosage tutoring in STEM subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, and math.
Contact: Farha Mithila (firstname.lastname@example.org), Treshaun Sutton (email@example.com)
SAT Test Prep
SAT Prep is a tutoring program that provides services to local Providence high schoolers as they prepare for the SAT. In the past, tutors have traveled to several high schools, including Central Falls, William Tolman, Dr. Jorge Alvarez, and many others. We believe that it is critical for these students to have the opportunity to receive free SAT tutoring services as it will help them score higher and have a greater opportunity to get into a competitive college. This organization fosters the creation of strong relationships between tutors, students and advisors. As of now, this opportunity is in-person!
Contact: Joseph Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org)