Free Online Tutoring Comes to South Dakota K–12 Students Statewide
- By Kate Lucariello
Dakota has launched a free online tutoring program for all K–12
students in the four core subjects of English/Language Arts, Math,
Science, and Social Studies. The program is funded by federal dollars
from the American Rescue Plan.
by the South Dakota Department of Education and the South Dakota
Board of Regents, tutoring is taught by current School
of Education university students at Northern State University
Hills State University. Sessions are one-on-one and
can be accessed on demand or, if a specific subject or tutor is not
available, booked ahead of time, with session reminders sent by email
or text. Tutors are available seven days a week, excluding holidays,
and help with homework, specific subjects, and broader educational
information on the tutoring program and how to sign up can be found
on the Dakota Dreams website.
and system requirements are a laptop, including Chromebook, or
desktop computer running Windows 10, 11 and higher, MacOS 10.12
Sierra and higher, Chrome OS, or Linux. Smart phones are not
currently supported, and tablets are not recommended, due to limited
capability. The program uses the virtual Pearl Online Classroom
here for more specifics on the platform and system requirements.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.