Give the gift of time: Volunteer as a tutor at Edmonds-Woodway High School

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Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Parent Staff Organization is seeking community volunteers willing to provide after-school tutoring for struggling students Monday- Friday. You choose how often you participate and how long you stay and help. Even an hour of your time can make a difference.

Whether taking challenging Advanced Placement courses or basic general education classes, many students need help to achieve their full potential, noted PSO officer Bill Henning. For many, each day is a cycle of feeling lost in class followed by a steady stream of low grades. This instills a sense of hopelessness and apathy. For most of these students, reversing this cycle requires access to the same things we all need to learn effectively, including:
– Ample time in a place conducive to learning and the resources needed to complete assignments.
– Caring knowledgeable people to help prioritize assignments, to get students started and to help them when they are “stuck.”
– Accountability and recognition: for coming to school, for focusing in class, for meet-ing with teachers and tutors after school, for following through on work to complete at home.

“Those of us who are fortunate enough to have had the help and resources we needed to be successful students can offer a helping hand to those who want and need our help to succeed in school,”a flier provided by Henning said.

Remember that you don’t need to be a college graduate to help, and you don’t have to remember everything you were taught in school. “You might need to brush up on a topic or two to provide effective support, but we have the resources to help you do that quickly and easily,” Henning said.

If you don’t want to tutor you can still help. The PSO needs volunteers to schedule tutors and help pair them with students in need.

You can register onine to tutor or offer other assistance here. For more information, email programs@achievement4edmonds.org.

1 COMMENT

  1. Tutoring is so important. I hope you will join me as I sign up to assist students reach for greater successes in education.

    It is so-o true that an hour can make a difference. Remember a time when an hour’s worth of help gave you the opportunity to learn some detail or skill that improved your project or report or strenthened a sports skill.

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