Meet Cassie: The 2017 Education Champion

When we think of an Education Champion, sometimes we narrow our focus too much.  We think only of those who are working in the most impoverished areas, or those who are working with what we would consider the most difficult children.  It is that same narrow focus that School on Wheels’ 2017 Education Champion, Cassie […]


One Fish, Two Fish, New Fish!

One fish, two fish, Fox Hill has some new fish! Earlier this semester, one of our amazing tutors, Celeste, realized that the aquarium in the library at Fox Hill Elementary School, where tutoring occurs, looked quite abandoned. Celeste decided that the library might be just a little bit more exciting with some new fish friends […]

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Hardeep: a Heart for Learning

Whether she’s helping a stressed first grader solve a seemingly impossible math problem or organizing and prepping tutor toolkits in our office, Hardeep has a smile and a positive attitude that never stops. Hardeep has been volunteering with School on Wheels for six years, primarily tutoring at the Salvation Army Barton Center, and we’re so […]

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Volunteer Appreciation 2018

We have the greatest volunteers, and we’re thankful every single day for their drive, dedication, and time that they share with our students. Our tutors come from all backgrounds and from all over the city of Indianapolis and join forces to make our community a better place. Simply put, we wouldn’t be able to make […]

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Meet the Staff: Amy Gardner

Each month, 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 excited to introduce you to Amy Gardner! What is your role at School on Wheels? I am the Program Manager for Cold Spring School, […]

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Reading Comprehension in Action

Reading is powerful! It helps develop language skills, exercises a child’s brain, enhances concentration, and much more. You can help a young reader just by sitting and reading with him. And by applying some simple reading comprehension strategies, you can greatly increase your impact with your student! Here are some tips we share in our […]

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Tutor Tips: Tutor Toolkit Games

Have you checked out our tutor tool kit videos yet? The tutor tool kits are an amazing resource filled with a wide-variety of activities that support grades K-12 in math, science, language, and visual arts. However, we know it can be a challenge to pick an appropriate grade-level game when you have a student by your […]

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Meet Maria

You see adorable pictures of our kiddos working on homework. You hear amazing stories from our tutors about the “aha!” moments they experience with their students during tutoring. What you don’t see or hear as often is the work we do with the parents of the children we serve.  Did you know that we take an integrated educational […]

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Tutor Tips: Behavior Management 101

Last week,  School on Wheels was fortunate to have two amazing speakers to present on the topic of Behavior Management. Holli Frazell, the Director of Organizational Leadership & Development at Bierman ABA Autism Centers, and Stacy Pigg, the Culture and Climate Specialist at Cold Spring Elementary (one of our partner schools), gave our tutors and […]

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#SharetheLoveIndy Results Are In!

Every February, the School on Wheels community unites to #SharetheLoveIndy to share stories of our amazing kids and to raise vital funding to provide 1:1 tutoring for students experiencing homelessness. We ate, drank, shopped, and even worked out in the name of education. We couldn’t have done it without each amazing and dedicated volunteer who […]