- Northside High School
Just In Time Tutoring now available for middle and high school students
Roanoke County Public Schools is proud to announce the launch of Just in Time Tutoring, powered by Tutor.com and the Princeton Review. Just In Time Tutoring provides Roanoke County Public School middle and high school students immediate access to a live United States-based tutor, regardless of time or day. Tutors can provide assistance for the majority of core classes offered in Roanoke County Public Schools, including some world languages (French, Spanish and German). See www.rcps.us/justintime for more on available subjects.
“Just In Time Tutoring is a game changer for students,” said Ben Williams, director of assessment and research for Roanoke County Public Schools. “Before, if a student was working on a homework assignment at 10 p.m. and was stuck, for instance, on a geometry problem, that student might not have any way to get help. Now, with Just In Time Tutoring, that student can go online and, within seconds, work one-on-one with a live tutor to get help and get back on track,” Williams said.
All tutors must pass a rigorous application process including an extensive background check. No personal information is shared, and all sessions are
recorded and available to the student for later playback as needed.
In addition to on-demand tutoring resources, students can submit any writing assignment for expert proofreading with a 12-hour turnaround time.
“Proofreaders will review and make suggestions on writing elements including grammar, sentence structure, theme development and more. This is a huge benefit, and we encourage every student and teacher to take advantage of this service,” Williams said.
For those students preparing to take ACT and SAT tests, Just In Time Tutoring provides access to industry-leading Princeton Review test preparation materials – all at no cost. These services can be a significant cost to parents if purchased privately.
“Just In Time Tutoring is leveling the playing field for our students,” said Dr. Ken Nicely, superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools. “Every middle and high school student has access to these resources. All it takes is an internet connection, and a student can be connected to a tutor to get help anytime they need it,” Dr. Nicely said.
“We are glad we could use some of our remaining COVID-related grant funding to provide this opportunity for our secondary students through the 2024-2025 school year,” Dr. Nicely added.