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 kids feel comfortable and inspired when working with these particular tutors.

tutoring homework 1 resizedOne of our long time high school tutors is Elisabeth Reese. Elisabeth began volunteering with us when she was 15 years old. Over the past three years, Elisabeth has dedicated the majority of her tutoring time to help our students at Coburn Place Safe Haven. She has volunteered over 80 hours to provide homework assistance to students experiencing homelessness and has been a tremendous asset to our program.

Elisabeth is one of the most polite, respectful, intelligent, and caring teenagers out there! Our staff and kids have been so lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer.

Teresa, our Program Coordinator at Coburn Place, had these kind words to describe Elisabeth:

“The kiddos love her as they flock around her when she enters the room asking,  ‘Will you be my tutor?’ As a high school student herself, Elisabeth has proven to be very flexible and friendly. She is also a great communicator and demonstrator and teacher of life skills. She makes it a point to listen and respond genuinely to each student. They love her!”

Teresa nominated Elisabeth for our Tutor of the Year award for the 2015-2016 school year.

Thank you, Elisabeth, for dedicating your time during your busy high school career to helping our kids. Congratulations on graduating this spring and for receiving a full ride scholarship to college.  Best of luck with all your future endeavors.  The sky is the limit for you!

Are you a high school student (or anyone!) who wants to make an impact in the Indianapolis community? We’re recruiting tutors for the Fall 2017 tutoring semester! Check out our tutoring and location schedule and apply to tutor today!