GoPeer Online Tutoring to the Rescue

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It’s almost 8 pm. I’m sitting at my desk in my home office, trying to get some work done before a deadline. My daughter walks in. She doesn’t understand something on her math homework assignment, and she doesn’t have any phone numbers from her friends in that class.

It’s happened so many times over the years, with all three of our daughters, and a lot of the time, it’s not something I can even help with because it’s usually math and we don’t understand this new way of doing math. It seems so much more complicated than the way we learned.

If it’s early enough, I can post the problem on my Facebook page and hope that one of my teacher friends sees it in time to help. Unfortunately, most of the time, they are busy with their kids and don’t have the time to explain it to them. 

I could have them wait until the following day to ask their teacher, but that almost always results in a lesser grade. Having help at our fingertips is so important so we are always looking for new resources and tools.

Luckily, I recently was introduced to a company that can help. It’s called GoPeer.org!

GoPeer

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twelve year old on the laptop smiling

It’s a fantastic resource that connects families to college tutors. They integrate technology with a near­-peer education model to provide jobs to college students, logistical help to parents, and academic mentorship to students in a 1:1 online classroom experience. Great concept, isn’t it?!

Our 12-year-old, Iyla started at her new school when we moved last month. There are a number of projects that the other students have had weeks (or longer) to work on. Iyla just found out about them, so she’s been playing catch up. I knew that this would be the perfect opportunity for us to try out GoPeer.

GoPeer chat on a phone

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Signing up was easy (and free). I just clicked on the subject my daughter needed help with and was matched to several college students who were available to help. I scheduled a free 15-minute interview with a couple of our matches, and we were able to find the perfect tutor for her.

Iyla had a tutoring session to help her with her book report this week. She had been dreading the project for two weeks as she struggles with reading. She pushed to finish the entire book just in time for her session on GoPeer and was able to get her book report completely done that evening, thanks to her tutor’s help. 

She is sure that she will receive a good grade and she went from being completely stressed out to feeling like she had accomplished so much. 

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I’m incredibly grateful for companies like GoPeer that offer to tutor on days (and nights) where we just have too much going on or are just unable to give our daughters the guidance that they need. We will definitely continue to use GoPeer when the girls need help. 

GoPeer believes all students should have access to affordable and quality tutoring.  They offer pay-as-you-go tutoring at a $20/hour rate. They are currently offering a $20 credit when you sign up today! We highly recommend giving them a try. Let us know if you’ve tried GoPeer and what your experience was like!

*This blog post is sponsored by GoPeer. All opinions are my own.

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Does your child need tutoring? GoPeer offers tutoring by college students online, anytime. Check out how to receive a $20 credit with GoPeer!
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  1. During the Covid time, remote learning has become of prime importance. Thankfully, there are plenty of startups who are working on building apps and websites to make it easier for the students to continue their learning.

  2. Nnnniiiicccceeeee…I love how the “Gopeer” model works. Personally, I learn best with interacting with my peers and not adults.

  3. Very helpful resource for children in their studies. Such online tools make it a lot easier for them to get on with school and home works.

  4. Gopeer sounds like a great way to for kids to get the help they need with their studies. I think all kids would benefit from this.

    1. Gopeer creators thought of a very good idea. I believe it will make it easy for both the parents and learners with the studies.

  5. It’s always nice to know what resources are available for our kids. I’m glad she was able to find such great help!

  6. Online tutoring is a brilliant idea. Looks like a fantastic app and so convenient too. I wish this was around when my kids were younger.

  7. We are looking for online tools to help with my kid’s homework, too. I have the same problem. As to a math exercise it takes me a lot of time to understand it.

  8. Gopeer sounds amazing, and like you sometimes my kids ask me questions which I am unable to ask them, so having a tutor at hand is great

  9. This sounds like a great program. I love anything that can help build confidence in learning for the kids.

  10. This sounds like such a great thing to use! When I was young I had to have a tutor come to my house twice a week! such a wonderful service they have now

  11. This is great news. As parents, we don’t always have time to guide and tutor our kids bit this program or app can really help

  12. What a cool concept! I love that it connects you to college students, since they are probably way more brushed up on different subject than I would be!

  13. This sounds great. I have looked at getting a tutor for my daughter but it all seems so expensive or I have to drive her someone a couple times a week which is so time consuming for our busy schedule. Something like this seems so affordable and convenient!

  14. Online learning is a great resource for all of us during the covid period. Great article. Thanks for sharing!

  15. It is nice when you cross from stressed to accomplished. I know the feeling all too well (on both sides). Glad she found quality help.

  16. Wow! This is really amazing and so perfect specially to those who are still not allowed to go to school.

  17. Now this sounds like a really useful resource. I hadn’t heard of this but it might help my eldest two as they are about the same age as your daughter.

  18. GoPeer sounds like a great resource for busy parents and students! It would be great if there was a way to get scholarships for families that couldn’t afford it!

  19. This is such a cool concept! I love that so many things are moving online. It makes things so much easy for those with busy schedules.

  20. Wow this is awesome and something my daughter should be using. I definitely struggle helping her with math.

  21. This sounds great! My son just graduated HS, he sure could have used this in the years leading up to graduation!

  22. This would be very useful for my boys. Most of the time I do not understand their math homework.

  23. This sounds helpful! I need to look into it for Natalie. We need help in math. I cannot help her much because I am just as awful with it.