The COVID-19 pandemic also heightened the need for SPEF to expand its tutoring program to support disadvantaged students who have been disproportionately affected by the distance learning education model implemented during this public health crisis. By employing professional tutors and tailoring a curriculum uniquely designed to meet individual students’ needs, SPEF provides one-on-one tutoring sessions to each student in TutorU. Sessions take place twice per week, with each session focusing on either math or English. During the 2020-21 school year, SPEF’s professional tutors worked with over 100 high school students, delivering more than 15,000 hours of free tutoring. For many, this work has continued through the summer and into the new school year.