NYU and Noodle partner on tutoring venture
- New York University and Noodle Partners have joined forces to create One With NYU, a program that aims to bring high-quality tutors to families in and around New York City.
- Through the program, NYU students, alumni, faculty, and staff are paired with NYC families looking for K-12 tutors, but the service is also available to "lifelong learners at all levels," according to a release.
- Tutors will complete a course currently being developed by the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development before going out into the field.
“Families will gain access to a pool of smart, motivated and passionate tutors," said Richard Matasar, Vice President for University Enterprise Initiatives at NYU, in a press release. "Further, the program will strengthen NYU’s commitment to making college more accessible, with proceeds from One With NYU supporting student scholarships through NYU’s $1 billion Momentum Campaign.”
Of course, the program is not like any typical tutoring service. It is completely digitized, with families having the option of in-person or online help. Additionally, all scheduling and pairing will take place online, as well. Noodle has also partnered with the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education on another "One With..." tutoring program.
Universities are amazing resources, and it's great to see how this partnership may inspire others to jump on the tutoring bandwagon. Not only will this program monetarily benefit college accessibility though its scholarships, but it will give young people a direct connection to a school and help them better understand the rigor and expectations (as well as excitement) of college. Can you imagine working on a high school English paper on Nietzsche and having one of NYU's philosophy professors who specializes in 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy sitting by your side? It sounds like a pretty sweet opportunity.