Eagle Valley Elementary Homework Club needs volunteer tutors
EAGLE, Colorado – Folks in a local elementary school’s morning Homework Club want to make sure kids are ready when they head off to class.
Eagle Valley Elementary School is running a morning Homework Club for the second straight year, and they could use a little help.
Teachers target students who cannot finish their homework at home, or need a little one-on-one attention to catch up with their class. Those students are paired with a volunteer tutor.
“The only way we are able to offer this club to our students is through volunteers,” said Carol Wick, Homework Club coordinator and an Eagle Valley Elementary teacher.
Volunteers do it because it needs to be done, and because the kids need the help.
Students selected for the program spend 30 minutes in the morning working on classwork that was assigned to them at the beginning of the week. The club will also provide students with a morning snack to make sure they have the fuel they need, Wick said.
Before school starts, students can play outside if they want to. If teachers and staff believe students would benefit from some extra time focusing on school work, they go to Homework Club.
Wick started the program with the goal of providing the opportunity to as many students as possible. Those students need some volunteer tutors.
“The program will only be successful through community participation,” Wick said. “The more community members willing to volunteer their time, the more days and the more students we can support.”
Tutors help students grasp basic information, material the volunteers know because they learned it when they were in school.
The program is scheduled to run Tuesday mornings starting at 7:30 a.m., but can be offered other days during the week depending on each volunteer’s schedule.
Volunteer tutors either meet with the teachers to discuss what their student needs, or the teacher prepares material for them to work with.
If you are interested in volunteering one morning a week, or several days once a month, contact Carol Wick at (970) 328-6981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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