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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 […]


One Hour at a Time

We always say that tutoring changes two lives: a child’s life and your life. Never has this been more evident to me than with my daughter. School on Wheels has been a part of Julia’s life since I started working here eight years ago when she was ten years old. At age eleven she began […]

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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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So much to be thankful for

To kick off the tutoring hour, our students take a few minutes and do a writing prompt that helps them get focused. Before the holiday break began, students were given the writing prompt of “what are you thankful for?” In Indianapolis, 29% of families experiencing homelessness are fleeing domestic violence and nationally nearly 50% of […]

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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 […]

2016-2017 school year success

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 […]

Going Deeper- Darren and School Choice

Going Deeper: Darren and School Choice

It’s no secret we are fans of each staff member at School on Wheels. Not only do they have wonderful personalities, but each is skilled in her focus area. Our Education Manager, Erin Brown, is just one of our amazing team members. She uses her background as a teacher to help the families we serve […]

Student spotlight- Ben and Molly

Student Spotlight: Ben and Molly

Each school year, our volunteer tutors and staff work one-on-one with the children we serve during the tutoring hour, but some people may not know that our Program Coordinators also work with the parents of the children in our program. Our goal is to equip parents with the tools necessary to be their child’s best […]