Over the past year, two Putney students have been making fantastic use of their spare time by building a non-profit organisation called Beyond the Book.
Allie C and Tati L, Putney High School sixth form students, are the international ambassadors for this student founded tutoring organisation.
When asked about the project Allie C said,
“At the beginning of Lockdown in March, me, Tati and some friends from America started Beyond the Book, where our aim was to help children struggling with online school during Covid times. The programme offers free 1-1 tutoring for ages 4-13 for a variety of subjects and allows children to carry on with their learning, and supports them during the pandemic.
For some children, they don’t get the privileges of the online schooling that we are lucky to have at Putney. Beyond the Book helps children who are less fortunate. Beyond the Book has grown massively in the San Francisco Bay area, it is now certified by the US government.”
This exciting and growing company focuses on engaging and inspiring students to want to learn. They do not claim to provide a formal curriculum, but instead prefer to refer to their tutors as ‘study buddies’, helping students who are in greater need than themselves.
As the international ambassadors, Allie and Tati are looking to expand the company in the UK and have recently seen a lot of requests from students.
If you would like to find out more about Beyond the Book, please visit their website.
If you would like to become a Study Buddy, and you are in years 10-13, you can apply here.