Since 2008, Mu Alpha Theta has partnered with the National Science and Technology
Education Partnership in order to offer students an exciting outreach opportunity - Study Buddy. Study Buddy is a
cutting edge, web based, online peer-to-peer tutoring program designed to address low math and science scores of
underperforming middle and high school students. This homework assistance program utilizes the latest interactive,
collaborative technology to bring students from different locations across the country together for online math,
physics, and chemistry homework help. Study Buddy relies solely on volunteers to help struggling students.
This year, Study Buddy will be adding two new subjects to its tutoring list:
Physics and Chemistry.
Volunteering from your computer after school or at home, in the evening and/or on the weekend, the ability to schedule
yourself in half hour segments and having the flexibility to choose when you wish to help makes Study Buddy an easy
As a Mu Alpha Theta member, you will be paired with students who are struggling and may not otherwise have
access to a tutor due to economic and/or geographic reasons. Student tutors commit to tutoring one hour per month.
Your participation will be tracked by
software and will serve as community service credit hours. Your unique tutor log book tracks your community service hours
and saves your tutoring sessions automatically. You have the ability to view an online summary of your volunteer community
service hours at any time to track your activity in the program.
For more details see the
Also see some of our webinars online at
We encourage you to enroll your Mu Alpha Theta members in Study Buddy and can do so with minimal effort!
Detailed reports of tutor activity are available to enable you to monitor and log your students’
participation in the program. For more information see the Teacher's Guide
MU ALPHA THETA CONVENTION GRANT
Study Buddy is proud to announce the third annual Mu Alpha Theta Convention Grant. NSTEP will provide up to $2800 to
cover costs to attend the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention in San Diego, CA for three students and their teacher sponsor
from one school. All chapters participating in Study Buddy are eligible to compete for this grant. Please inform NSTEP of
your interest in attending under the Convention Grant in order to be considered.
NSTEP welcomes inquiries from both teachers and students. Please email
about how you can integrate Study Buddy into your classroom!
Recent video from Study Buddy:
For additional information, please visit the Study Buddy home page, and check back with us here for frequent updates!
In May of 2012, Austin High School from Decatur, AL won the National Science & Technology Education Partnership (NSTEP)
Convention Grant to attend the 2012 Boston National Convention.
In May of 2011, Mountain Pointe High School from Phoenix, AZ won the Motorola Foundation Convention Grant to attend
the 2011 Dallas National Convention. Attending the Convention on the grant were students John Delgado, Alexander Nguyen,
and David Van, along with their teacher, Stephen Heiser. Mountain Pointe High School's chapter had 46 Mu Alpha
Theta members sign up to tutor with the Study Buddy program, serving the more than 1100 students who had signed up to
receive tutoring at their school.