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Volunteer Spotlight: Rik

School on Wheels tutors typically tutor one hour a week at one of our sites, but Rik is no typical tutor. Since becoming a volunteer just over a year ago in September 2016, Rik has frequently tutored at two different sites, sometimes volunteering three times a week! Amy Gardner, the Program Coordinator at Cold Spring School where […]

Volunteer Spotlight- Elisabeth

Volunteer Spotlight: Elisabeth Reese

School on Wheel is proud to accept volunteers as young as 11-13 to tutor alongside a parent or guardian, while students ages 14+ can tutor on their own with parental permission. Our young tutors have a wonderful way of connecting with our students, whether it’s their love of math and sports or their loathing of homework. Our […]

Volunteer Spotlight- Kayla

Volunteer Spotlight: Kayla Nymeyer

Our volunteers fulfill many roles for our organization. Tutoring our students is how the majority of our volunteers spend their time, but we also have individuals who help in our office, serve on specific committees, and help with special events. Each volunteer who gives his or her time to support our mission makes a huge impact by using […]

Tutor Team Spotlight- EY

Tutor Team Spotlight: Ernst & Young

Every year, we have over 400 tutors who commit their time and talents to helping our students. The majority of our volunteers commit to tutoring one hour each week. However, did you know just over 100 of those tutors are part of various tutoring teams? Our teams come from local companies, organizations, schools, and churches. […]

Tutor Spotlight- Chris Golightly

Tutor Spotlight: Chris Golightly

During the holidays, people are often more inclined to reflect on the aspects of their lives that they are thankful for. In my work life, I am thankful for a lot of things, and our wonderful volunteers are toward the top of that list. Chris Golightly is a long time tutor that our staff and students are […]

Tutor Spotlight- Chris Ross

Tutor Spotlight: Chris Ross

A few words come to mind when thinking of our amazing volunteers… dependable, caring, committed, inspiring. These words and more describe our featured volunteer, Chris Ross. Chris has been a volunteer with School on Wheels for over 5 years. Within that time, he has dedicated over 130 hours to helping our students at three of our […]

Tutor Spotlight- Lori

Tutor Spotlight: Lori Crantford

Families who are experiencing homelessness tend to move pretty frequently, due to a number of reasons. Homeless students change schools an average of 3 times while homeless. For our volunteers, this means that they may see the students we tutor anywhere from one week to a month or so. However, at our transitional living facilities, […]

Tutor Spotlight: Grace and Nicholas

Our volunteer tutors are key to our students’ academic success. They are amazing, dedicated and compassionate, and each deserve to be recognized. For this month’s tutor spotlight, Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Breeling will introduce you to Grace Trahan-Rodecap and her son, Nicholas, tutors at Fox Hill Elementary. Grace and Nicholas began tutoring August of 2015.  The […]