Virtual Tutoring Program

Fall 2020 Session

In response to the changing educational landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaborative of universities including St. Norbert College, UW-Oshkosh Ripon College, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, Lawrence University, UW-Milwaukee, and University of North Georgia, implemented online tutoring services to K12 students across the state of Wisconsin and beyond during the spring of 2020.

The virtual tutoring program (VTP) is coordinated by the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, & Research (CCBLLR) staffed by a variety of students at UWM, including teacher education students, paid America Reads tutors, volunteers, and service learners. The program seeks to provide academic and social support elementary and secondary students impacted by distance education, continued professional experience for college students, and an opportunity for the UWM community to support the education of young people. This is a free service and is at no cost to tutees and their families.

Tutees will be in one of two programs. The first is a reading buddy program for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This program will use a structured curriculum and will emphasize literacy and other reading skills. The second program is individualized tutoring for kindergarten through 12th grade. There are limited spots for individualized tutoring. If your child is in kindergarten through 5th grade and needs reading support, we suggest registering them for the reading buddy program. We will do our best to match all students with tutors.

The fall session of the Virtual Tutoring Program will begin in mid-September and will continue for 8-10 weeks.  For more information please view the appropriate registration form.


Any questions can be directed to Ben Trager at

Interested families and K-12 students should complete the following:

  • Virtual Tutoring Tutee Registration
    • Due to high demand registration is temporarily closed. Please check this page regularly for updates.
  • Parental Consent Form

UWM Tutors should complete the following:

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