Bluffton Study Buddies


Bluffton Study Buddies

School children connect with Bluffton education majors

Education majors fill a need

The Bluffton University education department offered free online educational enrichment in response to K-12 school COVID closures in Ohio in spring 2020.

Bluffton Study Buddies, Bluffton University education majors including student teachers,  provided academic help and educational games/activities through the Zoom videoconferencing platform beginning Wednesday, March 18.

Educational enrichment sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday through at least April 3, 2020. Students were matched with a university student teacher or education major based on subject need—history, language arts, math, etc.

“Bluffton University Educator Preparation professors and students look forward to assisting and supporting K-12 students in unique ways during these challenging times,” said Gayle Trollinger, professor of education. “We see the Bluffton Study Buddies service as a way to say ‘thank you’ to area schools that have opened their doors to us over the years for field experiences and student teaching.”

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“We get them in the schools early and provide them with support and mentorship. We prepare students to become highly effective teachers and they get jobs.”