Please welcome our new tutor!

We’re proud to announce that Dejra Bishop recently joined the Circles of Support team as a paid tutor, thanks to funding we received from a private donor earlier this month.

Dejra is a junior at Concordia University – St. Paul, where she is majoring in psychology. She is vice president of Concordia’s Black Student Union and has worked as an information assistant for Concordia and Saint Paul Public Libraries. Her goals for the next year include working with school-aged children and obtaining an internship in school psychology.

Dejra is tutoring a fourth-grade Saint Paul Public Schools student four days per week in a Covid-compliant office space, generously subsidized by another Circles of Support benefactor. She assists her tutee with curriculum-specific questions, study skills, confidence-building and technology/connectivity challenges.

This fall, many K-12 students do not have the tools they need to succeed at distance learning, due to space and technology constraints at home, parents working outside of the home and not available to facilitate, and language barriers. If you would like to contribute to Circles of Support’s effort to establish tutor-led learning pods for low-income students, please contact us.

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