Mar 27

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

This workshop was an open discussion where School on Wheels tutors could discuss problems, learn from mistakes, and work towards solutions. Many common obstacles like teacher and parent communication, motivating and encouraging your student, and how to balance homework with filling in the gaps. The discussion was facilitated by School on Wheels Education and Training Coordinator Natasha Bayus, Ventura Coordinator Linda Huddle, and Ventura Charter School Director Mary Galvin. Mary also provided an overview of Charter Schools, and some general tips to help students and families connect with their school and teachers.

Feb 6

How to Motivate the Unmotivated

All students are born with the internal desire to learn . . . through conditioning, many have learned to become unmotivated. It is our job as tutors to get them interested in learning again. Zeb has developed and utilized 42 practical tips that he has used to increase motivation in students. In using these tools, he has successfully increased motivation in a countless number of students. During this presentation, we discussed the causes of unmotivated behavior, identified the steps needed to confront these students and the 42 practical tools that Zeb has developed to increase motivation in students.

How to Motivate the Unmotivated – PowerPoint Presentation

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About the Presenter:

Zeb Welborn runs his own tutoring company, The Tutoring Solution, servicing students across Southern California. His website provides daily tips for parents, students, teachers and tutors. He and his brother are also documenting their journey to become an Ironman and a Marathoner on their website, www.runningbrothers.com. Mr. Welborn has 4 years of classroom teaching experience and 11 years of High School coaching experience. He also works as a social media consultant.

Nov 30

Empowering Students Towards Success

This online workshop hosted by School on Wheels and former tutor and PhD candidate Jason Rarick presented an opportunity for tutors to engage in an informal discussion on the value of connecting youth to their own narratives and how tutors can promote a sense of empowerment toward success. For students of any age, setting positive goals is a tremendous undertaking amid so many other obstacles. Jason’s presentation addressed effective ways we can motivate students despite this and maybe even because of it.

Note: The video starts about 5 minutes into the presentation.

Nov 20

Workshop Library

Every month, School on Wheels hosts educational workshops for tutors on topics varying from tutoring tips and techniques to behavior and motivation. You can browse our previous workshop recordings and additional materials or find workshops related to a particular subject by clicking on one of the following tags:

Behavior Workshops

Career Workshops

College Workshops

Digital Learning Workshops

ELA Workshops

Math Workshops

Motivation Workshops

Summer Program Workshops

Teen Workshops

Trauma Workshops

Tutoring Tips Workshops

Homelessness Workshops

To read more about our upcoming workshops and to RSVP, please view our Events Calendar.

Oct 27

Minerva Award 2009

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2009 Minerva Award Winners from left to right: Helen Waukazoo, Dr. Kathy Hull, Agnes Stevens and Dr. Jane Goodall

In 2009, our founder, Agnes Stevens, received the Minerva Award which has become the country’s most prestigious award given to women “who serve on the front-lines of humanity.”

Apr 3

World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child 2008

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HRM Queen Silvia of Sweden and the prize laureates.

Agnes Stevens’ 20 year fight on behalf of homeless children was recognized in 2008, when she became one of three women to receive this special honor. Known as the children’s “Nobel Prize,” winners are chosen by a global vote from a pool of 17 million children in 37,000 schools in 92 countries. It is the world’s most prestigious prize for defenders of children.