SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education and the Korea Student Aid Foundation jointly announced on Thursday the launch of the full-scale operation of a tutoring program designed to address the educational loss of elementary and middle school students in the areas of learning, psychology and emotions, starting from May.
Under this program, students at public and private colleges of education will provide extra-curricular lessons and counseling on school life, peer relationships and careers to a small group of one to four elementary, middle and high school students in both face-to-face and non-face-to-face formats.
Work-study scholarships will be given to the college students who participate in the program. Depending on the regulations of each university, participation in the tutoring program can be acknowledged as volunteer educational service (up to 60 hours) and two credits.
Face-to-face learning support will be carried out at public facilities such as schools and community centers, while non-face-to-face support will be available through various platforms, including metaverse, online classes and Zoom.
More than 11,000 students from 165 universities across the country applied to participate in the program. Among them, 6,961 university students are already providing or preparing to provide learning support to 9,745 elementary and middle school students.
Students can apply to participate at any time, even during the semester.
If the number of applicants spikes during the vacation period, the ministry estimated that between 120,000 and 240,000 elementary, middle and high school students could benefit from the program.
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