One-on-one tutoring is the cornerstone of our program. School on Wheels is the only organization whose volunteers go to their students—wherever they may be—to tutor them one-on-one for one hour a week. Our goal for 2014 is to provide one-on-one tutoring services to 3,500 homeless children throughout Southern California. To see where we tutor, you can view our location map here.
There are many benefits that come with one-on-one tutoring. Both the student and the tutor gain from this experience in many different ways:
- Better subject knowledge and improved academics: Tutors work with students to improve study habits and methods of organization. They help students complete homework and prepare for upcoming tests, quizzes and projects. They help them catch up and keep up in school, and show them the many educational and career paths available to them.
- Increased self-esteem and self-confidence: Helping students feel better about themselves is important in forming new friendships, having a positive attitude towards school, and displaying less disruptive behavior in school.
- A positive role model: Our students look up to their tutors and see them as examples of what they can be in their own lives. Just by being there every week, tutors teach students that they can do anything they put their minds to.
To find out more about volunteering with School on Wheels you can view our volunteer page here.