One group of Vikings created an online platform called Student Power that connects elementary and middle school students with Village high schoolers for virtual tutoring. The high school students first submit materials and are verified to tutor specific grade levels and subjects. Then, they set up a Calendly account with their available times. The user-friendly platform allows younger students and their families to sign up according to their grade level and desired subject areas, and connect with a tutor.
The five Student Power founders, Juan, Emiliano, Dhruv, Danoush, and Marcos, expressed their excitement over the platform’s benefits to the whole Village community. They worked with administration to arrange for tutors to be awarded community service hours towards their graduation requirement, giving great incentive. They registered 43 student tutors before the platform’s launch in July, and have continued to successfully add and connect tutors and families since. These five Vikings take great pride in their platform, which they built from scratch putting careful thought into everything from branding to marketing, functionality and user experience.