- How do I make a donation to School on Wheels?
- How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone, and let them or their family know?
- How can I donate backpacks, school supplies, books or other items? Will School on Wheels pick up my donation?
- How can I get involved in helping to raise funds for School on Wheels in my community?
- Where does School on Wheels funding come from?
- How is my donation used?
- Who are your students?
- Why do homeless children need our help?
- Do you have a school bus?
- Are your students with their families or homeless alone?
- Do your students attend regular public school?
- How many students do you tutor?
- Is School on Wheels nationwide?
- Where in California do you tutor?
- When does tutoring take place?
- Do you have any success stories?
- Where can I find out more information about homelessness?
- How many children are homeless in the United States?
- How many children are homeless in California?
- How many children are homeless in Los Angeles?
- How many children are in foster care in United States?
- What percentage of the homeless population are children?
- How do families hear about your program?
- How do children sign up for your program?
- How will I be matched with a child?
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A SCHOOL ON WHEELS TUTOR?
- When do I see my student?
- What kind of support can I expect from School on Wheels?
- What if I need to take a vacation and cannot meet my student?
- What happens if my student leaves?
- Am I able to tutor more than one hour per week?
- My student is doing exceptionally well and I would like to reward them with a gift. Is this allowed?
- Am I allowed to take my student on a field trip?
- Can my son or daughter become a School on Wheels tutor?
- Why do I need to be fingerprinted for School on Wheels when I completed the process for another organization?
LOGGING TUTORING HOURS ONLINE
- How do I log my volunteer hours as a School on Wheels tutor?
- What is my username and password?
- I cannot find my student on the database to link them to our tutoring session?
- Do I still log on if I did not meet my student this week?
- If I go on vacation or my student is away, how do I note this?
- How do I recur a tutoring session if I know I am going to be tutoring at the same time every week?
- What do I add in the comments box?
- Why do I have to add subjects tutored?
- Who reads what I write?
What county resources are available for families?
What are digital learning portals?
There are many free websites designed to strengthen and enhance a student’s learning experience. Here are a few we recommend:
Uses games, videos, and interactives for practice in all major K-12 subjects and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Manga High is a comprehensive and powerful test prep math teaching resource for state standards offering more than 400 different challenges ranging from addition to quadratic factorization. Manga High’s games-based learning approach motivates students to excel in math areas where they have been struggling.
Offers a growing set of math and English language resources for grades 2-12 that have been developed by teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards.
Offers high quality lessons primarily in math and science and downloadable “Flexbooks” for student instruction.
Provides an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos. The Khan Academy covers math and science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics. It even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history.