Schools of Hope relies on broad-based community support from our actively engaged volunteers. Our tutors include parents, grandparents, high school students, post-secondary students, business partners, communities of faith, neighborhood residents and older adults. Tutors have a wide range of backgrounds and training – previous experience teaching or tutoring is not required.
Q: WHAT DO SCHOOLS OF HOPE TUTORS DO?
A: SOH tutors are assigned to work one-on-one with one or two students in need of additional help and/or resources to succeed in reading and literacy activities.
Q: WHERE DO SCHOOLS OF HOPE TUTORS VOLUNTEER?
A: SOH currently operates within the Madison and Sun Prairie Elementary Schools. Tutors are placed based on their interests, geographic preferences and availability – as well as school needs.
If you are interested in tutoring at the middle school level, the Urban League Middle Schools of Hope Tutoring Program is frequently seeking volunteers.
Q: WHEN DO SCHOOLS OF HOPE TUTORS VOLUNTEER?
A: We ask our tutors to commit at least one hour per week on a consistent basis for at least one academic semester. During the school year, most tutoring happens between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm – some after-school opportunities available at select sites. At this time, SOH does not have tutoring opportunities available in the summer.
Q: WHY DO SCHOOLS OF HOPE TUTORS VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME?
A: Tutors enjoy building relationships with students and seeing an increase in their academic success. Results from our annual surveys of teachers and tutors consistently reflect that our SOH tutors are helping to improve student skills and that the tutors are receiving the support they need to have a positive experience.