Tutor News – Spring 2024

By Eric Steckel | April 26, 2024

The School Year is Nearly Over!

Samuel with Math Work

Thank you for generously volunteering your time with our programs. As we go into the final six weeks of tutoring, we are grateful for your willingness to give your time, energy, and talents. Let’s finish strong for the children. Thank you!


2024 Summer Literacy Elves Needed!

Succeeding by Reading is looking for a few good Literacy Elves! Help our team prepare for the coming school year. Join us for any of the following dates in June and August 2024.

June and August (not July)
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10 a.m. to 1p.m.

Will you complete HER Circle of Care?

Through one-on-one reading and math tutoring, and family support, you will nurture an eager child in a circle of care so they may succeed in school.


Summer Tutors Needed!

We are recruiting and training new math tutors for Summer 2024. If you know someone who would make a great addition to the Path2Math tutoring team, please share this opportunity with them. With the right word to the right person, you can ensure more children receive critical one-on-one tutoring this Summer.

Studies show the connection between literacy and health.

Time Commitment

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Each tutoring session is one hour long. Choose as many as you like. Please contact Michelle Hutcherson if you are interested: michelle@children-rising.org.

NewTutor Training

May 1st, May 29th and June 3rd. REGISTER

Back to School Fall 2024-25

Tutor Training

New tutor training for the 2024-25 school year Tuesdays in August on the 13th, 20th, and 27th.

Refresher training for returning tutors Wednesdays in August on the 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Student Assessments will be administered September 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th at various schools.

Tutoring with students will begin September 9th. Stay tuned: We will have more details to follow.

Time Commitment
2 hours, once a week, Mon – Fri during school hours.


Homework Tutors Needed!

Lawrence and Howard at work

Many parents and caregivers struggle to have enough time after work to provide critical homework support at home for their children. You can assist these families by providing one-on-one homework tutoring for the students in our reading and math programs. Homework tutoring is provided during the structured after-school programming that virtually all of the children in our reading and math programs attend. Tutoring opportunities are in-person, after school, at two of our clinic sites, Sankofa United and Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Schools.

Time Commitment: 2 hours, once a week, Mon, & Thu, 3-5 p.m.; Wed, 2-4 p.m.

Training Dates:

Other Volunteer Opportunities

If tutoring weekly is not right for you, many opportunities exist to serve your community schools. We have many service projects that support the work we do for the children.

Oakland Public Education Fund

Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In – April 29 – May 3, 2024. Join us for a fantastic literacy celebration during the Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In Week in Oakland elementary schools! We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to sign up for a 1.5-hour shift, where you’ll get to read aloud with classes, celebrate API History Month, and explore stories written by incredible Asian authors. No prior experience is needed, and the Oakland Public Education Fund will provide all the books. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact, and you can choose the school and time slot that works best for you. Simply sign up below, and we’ll notify you of the specific school logistics before the event. Learn More and Register: oaklandedfund.org/one-time-volunteers. 

Project Peace East Bay

Project Peace Day East Bay will host and upcoming Day of Service on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, from 9 a.m. to Noon at multiple East Bay locations. Choose from a variety of volunteer service opportunities, including those in Oakland schools and our friends at Harbor House. Learn More and Register

Tutor a child! Yes, I can embrace a child in a
circle of care!

 I want to tutor a child in reading or math!

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