While we may use the word “unprecedented” to describe the present circumstances that shape our lives, what is not “unprecedented” is students uniting together to stay strong. We strive to come together as a community, taking initiative to remind us of the humanity and goodwill inside us.
Uncertainty is another oft-repeated word during this crisis. Simply put, for students, there is a lot of uncertainty regarding academic pursuits and requirements in the next 6-12 months. As such it is imperative to continue to meaningfully engage with virtual learning and material being taught to be proactive. Not only do we want to be that outlet of support, our goal is to help all students improve both academically and mentally, and come out more developed once COVID-19 ceases to exist.
At P4P, we pride ourselves in the cohort of tutors accessing our platform. Any student is able to volunteer to become a tutor, however, they must be validated first. Our method is to validate you through a google form, we ask each tutor a few questions and then schedule a brief interview to finalize the process.
Upon selection, there is an integrated feedback mechanism between both tutor and tutee to make sure that they are upholding the highest standard of integrity and empathy in their positions.
Since late March, we have been working together on our newest entrepreneurial venture: Peer4Peer. During this period of uncertainty, we had a lot of time to introspect and reflect, and we realized how lucky we are to go to a school with ample technical and academic support available for all students. As such, we wanted to pursue a project in which we could give back to our community in some way.
At its core, Peer4Peer is a platform that connects both student tutors and tutees to help optimize the current virtual learning experience (as well as to provide virtual companionship). However, many students at public schools and in less privileged areas don’t have nearly as much support as we thankfully do at our school. Thus, we strive for our platform to expand far beyond the walls of private institutions as a means of bonding our local and broader community (GTA) during these turbulent times.
Classes will emulate a hybrid format with a mix between an online course and a peer tutoring session.
A startup incubated during COVID-19, Peer4Peer is a student-driven initiative created to help engage fellow students from all backgrounds during these unprecedented times.
While we may use the word “unprecedented” to describe the present circumstances, but our students uniting together to stay strong. We strive to come together as a community, taking initiative to remind us of the humanity and goodwill inside us.