Moravian College and BASD partner to bring student tutors into classrooms

Written by on March 22, 2021

Moravian College and BASD partner to bring student tutors into classrooms

By Chloe Nouvelle

March 22. 2021

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Thanks to the pandemic, education majors at Moravian College are getting a crash course in the future of schooling with blended virtual and in-class experiences through a partnership with the Bethlehem Area School District.

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Moravian College’s Doris Correll places more than 150 education majors every semester. 

“We make sure that they have a placement in their freshman year, so that they can go out into the schools and really know what it’s like to be a teacher,” Correll says.

But when schools went hybrid, so did teaching opportunities. So, Moravian worked with Bethlehem’s schools to get its college students into physical and virtual classrooms, a model that could last beyond the pandemic.

Liberty High School math teacher Taylor Bennett helps run the program which is also at Freedom High School. She says it will make the college students better teachers. 

“This is a great experience for them, that they’re going to be able to know what it’s like to teach online as well as teaching in person because it’s what they’re used to living through,” Bennett says. 

And it works both ways.

“Our Moravian students have done Liberty and Freedom a huge favor which is assisting our students and giving them a free opportunity to get extra help with their assignments when they’re at home.

At Liberty, Moravian’s tutors help with one-on-one sessions in subjects like math and science but also English, art, and even music.

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