Who are you?
We are a group of Cincinnati high-school students, volunteering to help pass on our love of learning to students K-10 and to help them succeed in school. We are teen-founded and teen-run.
What schools do you represent?
We have teens in seven area high schools: Seven Hills, Saint Xavier, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Sycamore, Mason, Saint Ursula Academy.
How do you screen your tutors?
Tutors are our friends, friends of friends, or sign-up through their school's service program. We verify each student on social media and conduct face-to-face orientations on Zoom. We also require parent permission for a teen to become a tutor.
How do you match students with tutors?
We match the needs of your child with the skills of our tutors. We also match genders, based on pronouns provided, unless you request otherwise.
Is this really free?
Yes! We are all volunteers who enjoy working with students. Some of us are getting service hours through our schools.
Can I pay/tip my tutor?
All our teens commit to participate in this program as non-paid volunteers. If you want to recognize your teen’s efforts, we ask that you donate to Kind is the New Cool, a Cincinnati-based, teen-led, non-profit focused on kindness, lunchtime inclusiveness and anti-bullying.
can i request a specific tutor?
As we need to consider the workload and schedule of tutors in our matching, we cannot accept specific requests.
Do parents sit in on tutoring sessions?
Parents are always welcome to sit in on sessions. We recommend that a parent should attend part of the initial session to get to know your tutor, but after that, it is at your discretion. We have, however, found that students engage better when parents aren’t directly involved :)