Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
Noticing the abundance of educational online resources that are increasingly becoming available to students, we decided that we wanted to build an app that not only provided students with academic resources but also a chance to build an interpersonal connection with a mentor/mentee.
Once logging into the site using their Google credentials, users can sign up to become a tutor in a subject/area that they excel in or be placed in the database as a student in one that they struggle with. Users can also customize their profiles to include times that they are available to chat or scroll through the profiles to find a match. The site also allows users to send emails where they can continue to communicate and find additional support.