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Be an academic mentor for K-12 students!

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 10 people are interested

With many schools across the U.S. closing their doors, students and families, who have been affected by the pandemic, struggle to continue their education from home. Our initiative, CovEducation, aims to promote greater access to web-based curricula and academic support for K-12 students, facilitating the transition to virtual learning for students with limited access to resources.

Our mentors provide tutoring services for K-12 school subjects, including many Honors and AP classes. Additionally, some of our mentors are willing to help with college preparation, such as standardized testing (SAT, ACT, AP, etc.). Mentoring sessions will be conducted online via video chat. We suggest using Skype, Google Hangouts, or Zoom, although the the decision is up to the parent or guardian, student, and mentor.

All K-12 students in the US who are currently struggling with classes are eligible to be matched with an undergraduate or postgraduate mentor for personalized mentorship and academic support. We are especially committed to supporting underprivileged students. For students under the age of 18, we require that a parent or guardian be present during all mentoring sessions.

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Mission Statement

Continuing K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic.


As school shutdowns across the U.S. continue due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many students are faced with financial and logistical challenges that greatly impact their learning experience. This has exacerbated long-standing educational inequities among American K-12 students, especially among high-poverty districts, rural areas, and families with limited access to resources for remote learning.

CovEducation (or "CovEd") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to connect mentors from higher education institutions with K-12 students affected by school closures. Our mentors not only serve as academic tutors but also as role models who foster non-academic interests and career exploration. We also compile free, web-based educational resources for students, families, and educators, as well as partner with schools and other non-profits to improve the learning experience of K-12 students.

With an expanding community of 4,600+ undergraduates, postgraduates and educators from 448 higher education institutions and nearly 3,800 mentees across 50 states, we believe in the democratization of academic resources and support so that every student has a chance to reach their fullest potential. This program is available to all K-12 students in the U.S., focusing on those with limited access to resources for continued learning.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • We suggest students and mentors meet between 1-2 hours a week, although this can be decided among mentorship pairs. This may depend on the student’s needs as well as the mentor’s availability.
  • Must register on coved.org/register. Email us if you have any questions! Mentors should be current undergraduate students at a U.S. college, or have recently graduated from one.

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