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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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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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Art Matters: Winter Artwork Kits

What a way to kick off the holiday season! We recently received a grant from Penrod Society that enabled us to provide all students in our tutoring program a bag of supplies to create artist-inspired bulletin boards over winter break. To me, a bulletin board represents a fresh start and a space to post anything I […]

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A Light Bulb Moment

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 his homework, and his tutor […]

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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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Meet the Staff: Kayla Bacon

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 of running our social media […]

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Tutoring Stories: Back to School

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 shared with us from last […]