Birmingham City Schools (BCS) and United Way of Central Alabama are launching an intensive tutoring program for BCS students dealing with COVID-related learning loss. The program links students, who will serve as tutors, from local colleges and universities with small groups of BCS students in need of remediation. The BCS Tutoring Partnership is designed to offset learning loss and provide students with additional academic support for success in school and beyond.


College students applying to serve as tutors must be currently enrolled in a college or university and must be willing to serve at least eight hours per week with a maximum of 20 hours per week.

  • Enrolled in local college or university
  • 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Completed Tutoring Partnership Application Packet
  • Application Form
  • Essay with a minimum of 250 words and no more than 500
  • Current Resume
  • College Transcript
Applications for the Fall 2022 Semester will be open until June 20th . Applicants will be contacted as tutoring openings become available.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to be considered for the Tutoring Partnership program, please complete the application form at the bottom on this page and attach the appropriate documents, such as your current resume and college transcript. Only completed applications will be accepted for consideration.

Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester are currently open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be contacted as tutoring openings become available.

The program will launch during the week of January 10, 2022 and continue through mid-June 2022. The program is anticipated to continue at least through the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, and additional details related to future years will be shared as they become available.

Sessions will be held throughout the school day between 8:30am-2:30pm. Schedules will be developed based on the availability of tutors and the class schedules of BCS students.

Tutors will be employed by a temporary employment service that United Way will hire to manage payroll.

Each tutoring session will be approximately 30 minutes, and tutors can offer multiple sessions on the same day.

Tutors must commit to working at least 8 hours per week, with a maximum of 20 hours per week.

The Tutoring Partnership program is designed to connect tutors with a small group of students, and the expectation is that tutors will work with the same students throughout the school year.

Tutors will only need to commit to a full semester.

Sessions are currently planned to be in-person within BCS schools. We will monitor health and safety protocols to ensure the program remains safe for all participants and tutors.

Yes, tutors will be trained and go through on boarding before their first day of tutoring.

Yes, materials will be provided to all tutors.