Thanks for your interest in our tutoring program.  Our mission is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.  

Volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with a student (grade K - 12) and work individually with that student for one hour a week for at least a full-term.   Tutoring follows the public school year and runs on week nights Monday - Thursday.  School on Wheels provides free training and offers educational workshops and guidance throughout the semester.  Volunteers serve as a consistent and caring role model as they help with homework, school projects and academic challenges. 

Tutors must be 18-years-old to tutor independently; otherwise those ages 14 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 


our fall, 2019 tutor training schedule
trainings take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333

Saturday, september 7, 2019: 9 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019: 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 6 - 8 p.m.

SOWMA education director, Lynn mcmanus
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information



  • Tutors must fill out this online application and complete an orientation and training. 
  • Once trained, you will be matched with a student at a program site located in one the following communities:  Brockton, Middleboro, Dorchester, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Weymouth and Stoughton.  


We ask volunteer tutors to commit to a minimum of one term (see term dates below).  It is important to us that tutors honor their time commitment (one hour a week for at least a full term) so that students can be assured reliable and consistent support. 

  • TERM ONE:  September  - December  
  • TERM TWO:  January  – June  

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 508-587-9091.







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


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