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Local Girl Scout Earns Gold Award For Creating Math Tutorial Videos For Students During Pandemic

Gabby Tobin, a ninth-grader at The Lovett School, recently earned the Gold Award, one of the highest Girl Scout awards, for creating math tutorial videos for students who attend Lindley 6th Grade Academy.
Gabby Tobin, a ninth-grader at The Lovett School, recently earned the Gold Award, one of the highest Girl Scout awards, for creating math tutorial videos for students who attend Lindley 6th Grade Academy.
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A ninth-grader at The Lovett School says virtual learning during the ongoing health crisis has been challenging.

But somehow, Gabby Tobin says she’s managed to keep up with her studies and expand her tutoring services for students at Lindley 6th Grade Academy.

On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Gabby told show host Rose Scott that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she collaborated with some of her friends and fellow Girl Scouts to create math tutorial videos called”ForMath’s Sake: Peer-to-Peer Videos” so that students wouldn’t fall behind.

Gabby Tobin collaborated with some of her friends and fellow Girl Scouts to create math tutorial videos called "ForMath's Sake: Peer-to-Peer Videos" so that students wouldn’t fall behind during the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)
Gabby Tobin collaborated with some of her friends and fellow Girl Scouts to create math tutorial videos called “ForMath’s Sake: Peer-to-Peer Videos” so that students wouldn’t fall behind during the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

“We just worked on these videos, and they became very, very popular,” said Gabby, who served as the project manager of the video tutorial project.

Gabby says she gave her team the freedom to use their creativity to make the videos fluent and easy to understand.

“We do everything,” Gabby said. “We do the editing, the storyboards.”

She says the feedback from students who have used the tutorial videos to strengthen their math skills has been overwhelmingly positive and that the videos are being converted into Spanish and used at schools in Atlanta; New Orleans; Miami; Cincinnati; San Francisco; Charlotte, North Carolina; and the Bahamas.

Gabby, a Girl Scout senior, says her passion for giving back was sparked four years ago on her 10th birthday, when she opted not to receive birthday gifts but instead collected school supplies for Lindley students.

“I wanted to do something very helpful,” said Gabby, who was recently awarded the Gold Award, one of the highest awards a Girl Scout can receive, for her role in spearheading the video project and her commitment to community service.

During the virtual radio conversation, Gabby also shared details about her dreams of becoming an oncologist and talked about her foundation, 40 Mustard Seeds.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.