FREE ONLINE TUTORING
The Dakota Dreams Online Tutoring Program provides free online tutoring to K–12 students in South Dakota in the subjects of English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Parents can register students for virtual one-on-one tutoring sessions using a simple and secure online platform. Once registered, sessions can either be pre-scheduled or accessed on-demand. All sessions are taught by university students already accepted into the School of Education at Northern State University or Black Hills State University.
Learn what you need to do for a successful session.
HOW IT WORKS
The program offers one-on-one virtual tutoring sessions using an online platform seven days a week, excluding holidays. Supporting individual student learning needs, tutors help with homework, specific subjects, and broader educational concepts.
All of our online tutors are current School of Education university students at Northern State University or Black Hills State University.
Sessions can be pre-scheduled with a tutor at a set time to ensure help when needed. On-demand sessions are also available dependent on tutor availability.
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR HOURS
Tutors are always available for on-demand (no appointment required) tutoring sessions during program hours. Tutoring appointments can also be pre-scheduled on the tutoring platform.
Monday-Thursday: 3:30-9:30pm (CT) / 2:30-8:30pm (MT)
Friday: 3:30-6:30pm (CT) / 2:30-5:30pm (MT)
Saturday: 1:30-6:30pm (CT) / 12:30-5:30pm (MT)
Sunday: 1:30-9:30pm (CT) / 12:30-5:30pm (MT)
In the 2022-2023 school year,
the state-wide tutoring calendar is anticipated as follows:
October 3 – December 14, 2022
Closed for holidays: November 11, 2022 (Veterans Day) | November 23-27, 2022 (Thanksgiving)
January 17 – May 5, 2023
Closed for holidays/spring break: February 20, 2022 (President’s Day) | March 13-17, 2022 (Spring Break) | April 7-9, 2023 (Good Friday/Easter)
Using a simple and secure online platform, students and tutors connect for virtual tutoring sessions. The online platform is a one-stop shop for scheduling and conducting sessions.
Parents first need to register their students to use the platform. Once registered, sessions can then be pre-scheduled or requested on-demand.
HELP US PROMOTE THE PROGRAM
South Dakota’s K–12 schools, libraries and student programs play an important part in communicating this opportunity with students and their families. To help promote the program, a free marketing tool kit has been developed, including a handout, email and social posts. Please click below to download your tool kit.
In addition to educators, after-school programs and libraries are invited to promote the program to students and their families and provide an environment where students can engage in online tutoring during the school year (i.e., use local computers and personnel support for technology).
PROJECT FUNDING AND STATE SUPPORT
Tutoring sessions are provided at no expense to K–12 students in South Dakota. This opportunity is being administered by the South Dakota Board of Regents and funded with federal dollars available to the South Dakota Department of Education through the American Rescue Plan.