Virtual Peer Tutoring

Virtual Peer Tutoring Program - Trained VB high schoolers are just a click away to help all VB middle and high school students.

After the statewide close in March 2020, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) recognized a need for student academic support; by April 2020 a beta version of a program to meet this need launched and by June 2020, the division’s Virtual Peer Tutoring (VPT) program was fully functional.

The program, with support of multiple central office departments, teachers and students, created a launchpad for students in grades 6-12 to request tutoring assistance with core subjects – and some specialized courses - through the ease of a Google doc.

Students interested in becoming a tutor, apply and attend a one-day training. Currently, staff work alongside student tutors, however, the program is quickly transitioning to a student-lead and run program, fostering a future-ready student community support space to engage students in their own active learning.