There are many reasons parents choose after-school tutoring for their children. After-school tutoring can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence, and build important learning skills.
Our Program: The OLG After-School Tutoring Program is a free, peer-based tutoring program which has been running successfully since the fall of 2000. Students in grades 1 through 5 are referred by teachers for help in reading, math, and/or writing and , pending parents’ approval, are paired with a tutor.
Tutors: Since this is a peer-based tutoring program, our tutors are mainly middle-school students supervised by an adult. However, we do have a few volunteer adult tutors as well.
Schedule: After-school tutoring takes place every week, on Wednesdays from 2:15pm to 3:00pm.
Results: Our after-school tutoring program gives students individualized attention through a skill-building program, in which students can work on skills that will ultimately help them succeed in classroom work.
Cost: There is no additional cost for our students.
Have any other questions? Please check out our After-School Tutoring FAQs.
Benefits to students who take advantage of after school tutoring:
- Enhances students’ engagement, communication, and independence skills
- Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving based learning
- Increases the understanding of course content
- Builds self-reliance and confidence
Benefits to the students who take on the role of tutors:
- Builds confidence
- Fosters leadership qualities
- Provides a strong satisfaction for helping fellow students
- Develops different qualities such as patience, understanding, collaboration and many more.
Middle School Students: In order to be considered as volunteer tutors, middle school students need to excel in these areas:
- Responsibility: Able to manage own homework, classroom work and the added responsibility of tutoring.
- Positivity, caring, flexible attitude.
- Regular attendance; on time for class. Frequent absences, tardiness and early dismissals will disqualify student from tutoring.
- Maturity and ability to relate to younger students.
- Ability to set boundaries with younger students.
- Leadership potential.
- Potential to be a good role model for a younger student.
- Accountability and honors commitments.
- Ability to put students’ needs first.
Adult Volunteers: Our After-School Tutoring program is always looking for adult tutors to support our Middle School tutors and work with kids in grades K through 5. If you enjoy working with kids and are enthusiastic about reading and math, this is a worthwhile program to be involved in. The After-School Tutoring program runs every Wednesday from 2:15 to 3:00, from October through the end of the school year. There is a mandatory background check and training period before you start.
So if you’re a parent or know of other family members, friends or neighbors who would be interested, please have them call us at (206) 935-0651 or email us to learn more!