Homework Help Heroes Has Launched Free Interactive Online Help with Homework Just in Time for the New School Year
New York, NY, August 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Freshmen math class is the bane of many college students, but for Kimberley Fogal, it was extra tough because of her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Kim passed the math class with help from her college’s tutoring center.
One in seven Americans is affected by a learning disorder. Some of these people struggle in school. Kim decided she wanted to help other students by launching her own non-profit. With her father Richard Fogal’s help, she launched the Homework Help Heroes. Both Fogals want to see others with and without learning disabilities succeed.
“I understand what it is like to feel overwhelmed and to struggle,” said Kim. “I want people to get the help they deserve so they don’t have feel the same way I felt.”
Kim, who graduated Saint Francis College this past spring, spent part of her summer helping launch Homework Help Heroes, a new non-profit service that connects students with volunteer teachers from around the country using tablets, such as the iPad. The sessions are recorded so the student can return to the lessons at any time for reference or study help. Kim and her father are preparing for a fall launch, just in time for back to school, but two key ingredients are missing, people and organizations to help students.
Homework Help Heroes has several teacher volunteers, but the fledgling organization needs more help. They’re looking to partner with other organizations to reach more young people. The Fogals are expecting many students because they’re not charging for the tutoring services. They feel the extra help should not be a luxury for the few parents who can afford full-time tutors.
“I’m extremely proud of Kimberley,” said Richard Fogal. “We’re going to help other kids make their parents proud too.”
You can find more information on this unique interactive program at www.homeworkhelpheroes.org.