Within the first few months of 2020, life changed for everyone.
Suddenly Sanjay, Abyan, and Monish were adjusting to taking their high-school coursework online. It was a difficult transition for them, and they realized how much more of a struggle it was for younger students to balance (as well as parents) and they wanted to help!
They founded Sailors Learning in order to help other students connect, succeed, and get the help they need with remote education. Through Sailors Learning, they are also empowering their peers to make an impact through one-on-one tutoring and teaching extracurricular classes.
They are committed to making a difference through quality remote education...for free!
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Foothill High School students create distance learning tutoring program
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Three Foothill High School students in Pleasanton, Calif., are making a difference.
Sanjay, Monish, and Abyan who are freshman and sophomores, created Sailors Learning, a free tutoring service and non-profit in March when they talked to a parent of an elementary school student. This parent found that their child was having trouble grasping topics and adjusting to distance learning.
Foothill High School Students Create Free Tutoring Service
Seeing a need in the community, a group of Foothill High School students launched a free tutoring program to support the academic needs of elementary school children.
A team of four freshmen — Sanjay Adhikesaven, Abyan Das, Milan Suresh and Monish Muralicharan — created Sailors Learning in March after speaking to a local parent, who expressed their child was struggling to adjust to distance learning.
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"We wanted to play our part in helping the community in this crisis," Adhikesaven said. "It was more challenging to get our work done, so it was even harder for elementary students."
By offering more personalized screen time for students, "we thought this would help fill one of the biggest gaps in remote learning," he added.