TUTORING

One hour a week is all it takes to help a child impacted by homelessness.
  School on Wheels of Massachusetts recruits, trains and supports volunteers, who provide one-on-one tutoring for children (K - 12) at one of 18 tutoring sites.  Tutors meet with students for one hour, either once or twice weekly, to reinforce grade level learning skills, help with school projects and ultimately boost the child's academic and social confidence.  

Volunteers come from all backgrounds and professions and help a child focus on school during times of uncertainty and disruption.  

Site Coordinators are trained educators who oversee and support tutors and students at each program site.  The Site Coordinators ensure you have the information and resources you need to have an effective tutoring session.  

Due to social distancing and for the safety of SOWMA students, staff and volunteers, tutoring will be conducted virtually beginning with the fall, 2020 semester.  Volunteers will receive high quality training, academic resources and ongoing support from SOWMA's educational staff.  One-on-one tutoring begins in October, 2020; sign up and trainings start now.

Join us! 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING A TUTOR 

We provide students with the tools they need for success in the classroom.  Backpacks, books and supplies are collected and customized by grade-level by many organizations and community volunteers.  Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year, we have provided more than 6,000 students facing homelessness with new backpacks and the academic necessities they need to succeed in school.  

Consider being part of our Backpack program, click here

Our Bridge Program is a mentoring model designed to help teens experiencing homelessness stay engaged in high school and focused through college or vocational training.  We place special emphasis on working with unaccompanied youth, ages 16 - 22, who are on their own without the support of a parent or guardian.  In addition to helping students navigate post-secondary educational plans and career goals, we support students through GED study and exams, HiSet exams, internships, job placement and apprenticeships. 

Most of our Bridge Program students are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary degree.  Our Bridge Program currently has 56 students.  Our students have graduated from the following colleges and universities. 

Boston University
Bridgewater State University
Bunker Hill Community College
Colgate University
Elms College, School of Nursing 
Fisher College
Fitchburg State University
Husson University in ME
Massachusetts Bay Community College 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 
Massasoit Community College
New England College
Quincy College
Rollins University
Salem State University 
SUNY Oneonta
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Massachusetts- Boston
University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts- Lowell
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University

 TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MENTORING PROGRAM    
 AND HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED, CLICK HERE  

 

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333

508.587.9091

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