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While other kids might carry an action figure or gaming system around with them, Anthony carries something much more practical; a AAA battery. That may seem like a strange thing to keep around at all times, but at tutoring one evening, that battery saved the day. Anthony was working on

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It’s natural that each individual who starts volunteering with School on Wheels has some apprehension about being a new tutor. While we know each person will positively impact our students, we also want to reassure our volunteers by answering some of the questions they have about the tutoring session or

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Every few months, we’ll be introducing you to a new School on Wheels staff member so you can learn more about the people who make our programs run successfully! This month, we’re highlighting Kayla Bacon, our Communications Coordinator. What is your role at School on Wheels? I have the fun responsibility

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We’re so excited that tutoring is back in session at some of our locations. There are so many new tutors and kids to get to know this year, and we can’t wait to watch really great experiences unfold for everyone. Here are some of our favorite interactions our Program Coordinators

I started tutoring in January 2010 after being referred to School on Wheels by a friend.  I saw tutoring as a great way for me to give back to the community in a way I hadn’t before – by giving my time.  What I didn’t expect was that I would

For many kids, reading is a daunting prospect. For a young reader, even the simplest books may seem overwhelming if they cannot read the words. As kids get older and are required to read more advanced passages, it’s difficult for them to retain information as they move from one sentence

I have good and bad news for you.  We’ll start with the good.  We know that our tutoring programs are working because most of our kids (74%) are maintaining or improving their grades despite being homeless.  This is well above the standard for homeless children and youth.  However, the bad