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DETROIT EDUCATION SOCIETY

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Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Detroit Education Society is a great organization. I first joined DES about two years ago, and since then I have spent countless hours tutoring underprivileged, Metro-Detroit elementary school students in Math and Science. Besides those subjects, DES teaches Language Arts, in addition to SAT and ACT prep.

The Detroit Education Society is unique in that we teach kids over Google Hangouts, which is similar to software like Skype. This allows tutors to have more flexibility in schedule and also allows them to teach students that they normally wouldn’t be able to reach. However, we do have tutors who physically go to schools as well.

While teaching a subject such as Math or Language Arts over a video chatting program may sound difficult, with the right tutors and the right strategy, the results are comparable to physically being there with a student. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a student say “Oh! It all makes sense now!”, or “This way is so much easier, thanks!”.

Overall the Detroit Education Society is a great organization because we are actively committed to helping underprivileged kids in new and innovative ways and in a variety of subjects. If normal school isn’t enough for students, the DES can provide supplemental education, enabling kids and having a positive, tangible impact on the Detroit area, and the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DES is a organization helping tutor tge Detroit public school kids. It is a great organization to be involved in and give back to the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Detroit Education Society has revolutionized the educational experience for underprivileged students in the metro-Detroit area. As a nonprofit, we are constantly growing and involving other member of the community to be a part of this great cause. As a member since its creation, I can proudly say that DES has made visible differences in the lives of many students and I hope we can continue this in the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

DES is doing a great job by providing tutoring to Detroit kids. This not only helps those kids take a first step towards better future. Envolving the kids to tutor them is brilliant as they’re taking first step to help the community.

Board Member

Rating: 4

DES is Involved in Detroit for educational cause, tutoring 100 students in STEM, English and ACT/SAT.
200+ tutors from Metro-Detroit -High-schools gain volunteering hours. A Win/Win for tutors and

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great cause led by selfless volunteers to serve the community via the gift of education!