Polk County Public Schools and Varsity Tutors have launched a new online tutoring partnership that brings live instruction and lessons to students across the district.

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1-on-1 Tutoring: Face-to-face online tutoring scheduled by their teachers for individualized instruction that’s connected to the classroom.

24/7 Homework Help: Students can seek unlimited help from expert tutors through our 24/7 live chat across core K-12 subjects in English and Spanish or upload a draft of a writing assignment to receive detailed feedback within 48 hours.

Self-Study Tools and Courses: Whether your student needs help getting ahead or catching up, our comprehensive learning platform delivers right-sized support with live courses, practice problems, and adaptive assessments.

Unlimited Enrichment Classes: Education meets entertainment with hundreds of live and on-demand interactive classes, including celebrity-led StarCourses to teach them skills like coding, animating, financial literacy, and so much more.

The first-of-its-kind program enables district educators to schedule online, face-to-face personalized tutoring for any student. The services will be utilized by both teachers in the classroom and families at home.

In addition to the live online tutoring, students will have access to on-demand homework help, support studying for tests, and assistance reviewing draft essays and papers. Services are available in both English and Spanish, across all grades and academic levels, including AP and IB courses. Additional resources for special needs students will be available from certified tutors.

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“This program was designed to serve as an extension of our teachers, providing each classroom with resources that work hand-in-hand with the educators of our district,” said Superintendent Frederick Heid. “Our students and teachers need additional support, and by enabling our school communities to work directly with tutors in this way, we’re ensuring that every student has the tools they need to succeed while offering teachers an unparalleled support system.”

Participating Schools

Alta Vista Elementary
Citrus Ridge: A Civics Academy
Floral Avenue Elementary School
Fort Meade Middle/Senior High School
Winston Academy of Engineering

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