Virtual Peer Tutoring

After the statewide closure of school systems in March 2020, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) recognized a critical need for personalized student academic support. By April 2020, a pilot program to meet this need was developed, and by June 2020, the school division’s Virtual Peer Tutoring (VPT) program launched.

The VPT program, with the support of multiple VBCPS Central Office departments, teachers, and students, created a launchpad for students in grades 6-12 to request peer tutoring assistance with core subjects – and some specialized courses – through the ease of submitting a VBCPS Peer Tutoring Request Form via a link on school websites.

After launching a successful pilot in June 2020 that engaged over 300 VBCPS high school peer tutors and “tutees,” VBCPS recognized the value of supplemental learning opportunities and is currently expanding its Virtual Peer Tutoring program through a phased development design of a peer tutoring web app that will be coming soon.