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ORGANIZATION: School on Wheels

Online tutoring teen

Students experiencing homelessness are nine times more likely to repeat a grade and four times more likely to drop out of school entirely than their housed peers. Join our volunteer tutor team at School on Wheels and make a positive difference in the lives of our most vulnerable students. Visit our website to find out more and apply online today - https://schoolonwheels.org/apply-to-be-a-volunteer/

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About School on Wheels

Location:

3150 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065, US

Mission Statement

We are committed to the enhancement of educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Description

Volunteering to tutor a homeless child with School on Wheels is only a one hour a week commitment and no teaching experience is needed. After completing the application process, you will be matched with a child or youth who lives in a local shelter, motel, foster group home or in the family car. You and your student meet weekly in a safe public location in your community. Or you can volunteer at our Learning Center downtown in LA with staff and other volunteers. Many children go to the Learning Center after school and throughout the summer. Volunteering with School on Wheels is an opportunity to give something significant to a child and in return gain meaning in your own life.

To learn more about School on Wheels and to apply to become a volunteer, please visit our website and complete the online application. You will have the opportunity to select times and days when you are available. You can also select an age of student to tutor and subjects you are comfortable tutoring . You will watch a one hour orientation online at your convenience at home; then, you will attend a three hour training with other applicants to learn about working with students and our program. Different training dates, times and locations are available throughout Los Angeles every month. Before tutoring, applicants also complete a background check which includes two references and a livescan (fingerprinting) . This is available at most of the training events for the cost of $35. A scholarship may be available.

After you are trained and begin tutoring your student, you will have continuing support from the Regional Coordinator in your area and regular opportunities to participate in workshops. We also have events for tutors to enjoy one another's company.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week

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