Connect Me

Mission

Connect Me's mission is to give back and support our community as high school students with a passion for tutoring and mentoring!

Program Description

Connect Me provides free online tutoring and mentoring services to students who fit at least one of these criteria:
1) They are in a low income family (less than $60,000 yearly household income)
2) At least one parent/guardian of the student is an essential worker (as defined by the NCSL)
3) The student is in virtual/hybrid school due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students meet with their tutor at least once per week on a secured and monitored Zoom link, and have access to additional resources such as office hours.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Year Started
2020
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Novi, Michigan
States of Operation
Virtual
Most recent number of students served
476
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading,
Science,
Social Studies,
Other
Other subjects
Time Management, Navigating Online Learning Platforms (e.g. Schoology)
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
30% are at least partially proficient in Spanish, 20% speak Hindi, 15% speak Turkish, 10% speak Arabic
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
1.4% Hispanic or Latino, 54.4% Asian, 10.3% Black or African American, 33.9% White
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
1
Number of Minutes Per Session
60
Number of Weeks Per Program
As many as student's family desires
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

We communicate with the student's family through email and phone to relay information about tutoring classes, such as the day/time and the Zoom link. Additionally, we also provide emails on organization updates and additional resources for students.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
Parent, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
0
Cost to Student
0
Type of Tutor
Peer, Volunteer, Other
Other tutor type
Retired teachers also comprise part of our tutors
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Mehmet Tascioglu
Contact Email

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