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FOX19: UC students create free online tutoring service for children

Undergraduate students say pandemic should not get in the way of learning

FOX19 spoke to two University of Cincinnati students who launched a new online tutoring service that provides free instruction to children who are housebound during the coronavirus pandemic.

UC student Noor Ghuniem talks to FOX19 over a web conference.

UC student Noor Ghuniem talks to FOX19 about her tutoring service. Photo/FOX19

UC College of Arts and Sciences students Noor Ghuniem and Teja Bollimunta from UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science created Brainwave, a platform that connects volunteer tutors with children who need help in a range of subjects.

“Trying to help students who would normally have access to their tutoring needs through their school and just really keeping in mind that a lot of teachers are bombarded with creating new lesson plans and trying to accommodate with the current situation,” Ghuniem told FOX19.

So far, three-dozen tutors have volunteered their time, collectively providing more than 100 hours of remote instruction.

Read more about the new tutoring service.

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