Become a Tutor/Mentor

School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) trains community volunteers to provide tutoring once a week for students in grades K-12 whose lives have been impacted by homelessness. Our volunteer tutors come from all walks of life with different backgrounds and professions, yet they share one goal: to help children move beyond homelessness through a quality education.

Tutors meet with students each week to provide stability and reinforce grade level learning skills, work on school projects and help boost the child’s self-esteem. Tutors serve as mentors and positive adult role models for students to help them realize their full potential in the classroom and beyond.


  • Tutors must fill out the online application.
  • Tutors must complete a three-hour training at our office in East Bridgewater. For more information on training, please contact Jillian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Tutors must be 18 years of age to tutor on their own. High School students can tutor with a parent or other adult they know.
  • Once trained, you will be matched with a student at one of our program sites, happening at these times and locations.


We ask volunteer tutors to commit to tutoring once a week for a minimum of one term (see term dates below). It is vital that tutors honor their commitment to their student by coming every week.

  • TERM ONE:  September 12  - December 16, 2016
  • TERM TWO:  January 9 – June 16, 2017

For more information, contact Jillian Smith, Program Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 


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