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Schools of Hope is one of our community’s most important efforts to ensure that all students live up to their full academic potential and realize their dreams. Together with numerous community partners in twenty schools throughout Dane County, ... Read more
Schools of Hope is one of our community’s most important efforts to ensure that all students live up to their full academic potential and realize their dreams. Together with numerous community partners in twenty schools throughout Dane County, the Urban League matches tutors with students to ensure that they are prepared to successfully complete algebra early in their high school career.
Schools of Hope is an effort to reduce the gap in academic achievement between African-American, Latino and Southeast Asian students and their white counterparts in the Madison schools. Working closely twelve middle schools and four high schools in Dane County, the Urban League recruits, trains and matches tutors with students to ensure that all students are adequately prepared to successfully complete algebra and other academic subjects when they enter high school and successfully graduate.
How can You help?
Become a tutor! Tutors provide academic guidance including assignment completion, test preparation, study skills, and organization and time management skills.
Anyone can become a tutor!
You don’t have to be an expert in any academic subject, or have any previous teaching experience to become a tutor. Rather, tutors are meant to support the student’s learning and help them apply information that they have already learned in their academic classes. The Urban League provides free training and our team of professional staff is available on-site to answer your questions.
· Tutors make a difference! Past tutors and teachers alike overwhelmingly report a difference in student academic performance, attendance, and attitude toward school. · Tutors and students develop fun and rewarding relationships. · Tutors receive free training and ongoing support. · Your company may sponsor your volunteer time. · Tutoring may fulfill course requirements including internships, and service learning projects. · Schools of Hope is regarded as one of the most successful tutoring initiatives in the nation.
When can You help?
Tutors meet one-on-one with students for at least one hour each week. Tutoring occurs at school, Monday through Friday. We can accommodate most any schedule.