Month: July 2018

Jul 31

Practical Advice for Working with English Language Learners and IEPs

During this presentation, Lauren Reed discusses working with English Language Learners (ELLs) as well as students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). We learn the background of these terms, the challenges the students in these programs may face, and strategies tutors can use to help students overcome these challenges.

About the Presenter: Lauren Reed has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University. She has taught in Phoenix, Arizona for 5 years, working primarily with English Language Learners (ELL’s). Lauren is also a very proud mom of two boys, ages 3 and 1.

Jul 20

25 Back to School Needs

It’s back to school season, and our students are in need of brand-new school supplies now more than ever! It is important that our students, no matter the difficult obstacles they are currently facing, are provided with the same educational materials as their peers. Below is a list of the TOP 25 school supplies our students need to kick off the school year.

If you would like to host a back to school supply drive and are interested in receiving our print/promotional materials, please feel free to access them here or email donate@schoolonwheels.org with your request and mailing address. Your generous donation means so much to our students. Please take the time to fill out our material donation form when donating/hosting a back to school supply drive.

We have two drop off locations. Please feel free to drop off any brand-new school supplies to either our Ventura or Los Angeles office Monday – Friday between 10 am to 4 pm. Our Los Angeles location is: 3150 N San Fernando Rd, Ste B Los Angeles, CA 90065 and our Ventura location is 303 N Ventura Ave. Suite D Ventura, CA 93001.

 

  • Pencil cases
  • Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons
  • Pencils/Erasers/Pencil Sharpeners
  • Wide-Ruled paper
  • Backpacks: bright colors, characters, cartoons
      

 

 

  • Pens/Mechanical Pencils/Erasers
  • Binders
  • Homework folders
  • Flash cards
  • Graphing paper
  • Mini staplers & staples
  • Book covers
  • Subject dividers
  • 3 x 5 Note cards
  • Backpacks: Jansport, solid colors, patterns
 

 

 

  • Pens/Mechanical Pencils/Highlighters
  • Binders
  • Graphing paper
  • Laptops
  • Mini staplers & staples
  • Scientific & graphing calculators
  • Book covers
  • Subject dividers
  • 3 x 5 Note cards
  • Backpacks: Jansport, solid colors, patterns
 
Jul 19

Tutor Anniversaries July 2018

We would like to give a huge shout out to all of these amazing tutors who have volunteered with us for a year or more! We couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of children without you.

Seven Years
Charmaine Pereira

Five Years
Wole Parks
Tazin Yunis
Farid Holakouee

Four Years 
Folu Oyefeso
Sheryl Luttrell
Deborah Chankin
Nazanin Amirghahari
Yalda Kotobi

Three Years
Monica Carrillo
Jorge Contreras
Amanda Evans
Yuri Choi

Two Years
Chris Webster
Christina Galloway
Tanya Diaz
Sara Blandford
Eric Guidice
Tracy Long
Martin Han
Sharon Senko
Jessica Chalmers
Hunter Marteney
Raymond Ezzat
Roxannabelle Perfecto
Alexander Pineda
Sydney Morrow
Samantha Shew
Alexandra Caryotakis

One Year
Jaslyn Wong
Olga Feld
Nicholas Mizokami
Lazara Valdez
Lili Praisan
Shaveonte Graham
Katie Browman
Jane Choi
Marc Assad
Matthew Simino
Christopher Barrientos
Juan Gallo
Gabriela Sanchez Henriquez
John Crouch
Susan Ghrabati
Torazo Saito
Ryan Mahram
Kelley Atkinson
Robert Olmeda
Giordana Noa Zavolta
Julia Quiroz
Linda Garcia
Rachelle Bross
Sabrina Hefferon
Alan Ross
Zara Ahmed
Rebecca Wilkins
Angel Barnett
Claudia Baettig

Jul 5

25 Ways to Support School on Wheels

For 25 years we have relied on the kindness and support of people like you to keep our programs running;  you have a greater impact than you know!
Here are 25 ways to support School on Wheels that you might not have thought about:

 

Volunteer

  1. Volunteer
  2. Refer a friend to volunteer
  3. Intern

Share

  1. Like, share, and comment on our social media platforms
  2. Share your volunteer story
  3. Share our latest news and events
  4. Read our annual report
  5. Give us a positive review on Yelp
  6. Watch and subscribe to our YouTube channel
  7. Share any resources on homelessness –  info@schoolonwheels.org

Advocate

  1. Sign up your student for our summer program
  2. Advocate for children and youth who are homeless
  3. Attend our events
  4. Join our mailing list
  5. Tell your co-workers and friends
  6. Pass out flyers at your local coffee shop, library, school and office
  7. Refer families who are experiencing homelessness: https://www.schoolonwheels.org/need-tutoring/ or contact 805-641-1678

Donate

  1. Create a fundraiser on Facebook
  2. Host a back to school supply drive
  3. Donate new school supplies
  4. Donate technology to our digital learning centers
  5. Help a student we support to succeed in school  – Donate
  6. Become a recurring donor
  7. Use Amazon Smile when making a purchase on Amazon and select School on Wheels as your charity of choice, and we’ll receive a portion of the proceeds
  8. Sponsor a student for an entire school year