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. 2023-24 AST Schedule
Pick up: You may pick up your student at the South Entrance of the school at 3:00 pm. Please ensure that your child is picked up by a parent or authorized adult, and that this information is on file with the office. Any exceptions need to be brought to the attention of Heather Owens via email or written note.
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.
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 email Heather Owens or call (206) 935-0651 to learn more!