The Coronavirus has affected our every day lives in many ways. A lot of people are out of work, many businesses are closed or open on a limited basis, and all schools' classes have been converted to online teaching. With the school situation as it is, a lot of parents that never planned on homeschooling their children are being forced to. However, a group of Colorado Mesa University students is stepping up to help those parents and children struggling with the change.

The group, called CMU Maverick Mentors are offering a tutoring program for children that may be struggling with their online and/or home learning. The Maverick Mentors are made up of roughly ten students from varying disciplines and are offering their services for free.

What's even more impressive, is that some of these students are displaced from the Grand Valley because of the Coronavirus, but are still able and willing to offer their services online.

It really makes one think, what if this pandemic had broken out 20 years ago? Parents would be forced to take over 100% of the teaching duties that can now be done online. In fact, I remember seeing an episode of The Simpsons back in the '90s that was set in the future and a 'videophone' was on the cutting edge of technology.

You can find out more and request a 30-minute tutoring session at CMU's website.

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