Homelessness Articles June 2017

Family Matters…at Tutoring!

Volunteering as a family is a great way to spend positive time together while making a big impact in the community. Sekar and Vishnu Iyer are just one of our adult/child teams who dedicate one hour of each week to working with our kiddos at Coburn Place. Sekar and Vishnu began tutoring in August of 2017. “My favorite part about tutoring […]

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Tutor Tips: Toolkit Videos

Did you know that learning new tips and tricks for tutoring is as simple as watching a few videos? The tutor tool kits are an amazing resource filled with a wide-variety of activities that support grades k-12 in math, science and language arts. While we realize they are a great resource, we also know it […]

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Tutor Tips: Advice for New Tutors

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 just working with kids in […]

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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 […]

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Ask a Tutor: Kids Who’ve Had a Long Day

Each new 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 just working with kids in general. Our Tutor […]

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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 […]

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Why Our Volunteers Share the Love

Each February, we ask our volunteers and supporters to engage their networks in School on Wheels’ Share the Love campaign by supporting our programs through advocacy and monetary donations. This year, we had record donations and an outpouring of support from the Indianapolis community – especially from our volunteer tutors! We asked our volunteers why […]

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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 […]