School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • For this month’s Ask A Tutor post, some of our tutors share their tutoring resolutions for the upcoming year. What are yours? I tutor exclusively at shelters where homeless families stay for a few months. In the past I have focused almost completely on the students. However, they will only see me for a few... Read more » The post Ask A Tutor Tuesday – 1/16/2018 appeared first on School on Wheels.

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Scruffy Dog of the children’s book “Scruffy and the Egg” was not always scruffy. He used to have well-groomed chestnut fur and a bright blue collar with a shiny gold tag. He used to be Fluffy Dog. In her debut as an author and illustrator, L.A. native Angela Sanchez tells the story of the dog’s... Read more » The post Angela Sanchez, a blossoming L.A. writer, was once homeless – L.A. Times appear...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • For 62 homeless children who live in shelters in Long Beach, Torrance, Sylmar, Los Angeles, Canoga Park and Venice, December 18 was one of their happiest days in 2017. After the kids were bused to Vittorio’s Ristorante on Marquez Avenue and served a lunch of pizza and garlic rolls, Santa came with wrapped gifts for... Read more » The post Vittorio’s Ristorante Brings Joy to Homeless Children – Pa...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • School on Wheels kicked off December with Program Administrator Ian Chan’s 52nd marathon of the year, which he finished at the Skid Row Learning Center. Board member and former student Angela M. Sanchez also had her first children’s book launch for Scruffy and The Egg, an adventure featuring an abandoned dog, a lost egg, and... Read more » The post December Newsletter 2017 appeared first on Schoo...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Dear Tutors, It seems that media reports about sexual harassment and assaults continue on an almost daily basis. While this horrific news is mainly about adults, we know that children are extremely vulnerable to abuse and assaults. This is even more common among children who are living in at-risk situations, such as homelessness, because offenders... Read more » The post Important Safety Informat...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Online: Savanna (4th Grade) – Savanna is a passionate and eager student. I ended our first online tutoring session utterly blown away by her curiosity, grit, and desire to learn. Each session she is less and less shy and whether we’re playing tic-tac-toe or working on a complex math problem, Savanna always brings the same... Read more » The post Students of the Month – December 2017 appeared firs...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Question: “I had a conversation with my student recently about the holidays. She wanted to know all about my traditions and I told her about having my son and daughter-in-law and their new baby coming to visit for the first time, and how we like to stay at home and just be with family. I... Read more » The post Ask A Tutor Tuesday – 12/5/2017 appeared first on School on Wheels.

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Start this holiday by giving hope to thousands of homeless children by donating just in time before Christmas. Donate here.   You can create your very own Facebook fundraiser. It’s easy! Just follow the steps below: 1. Log into your Facebook page 2. On the left side of your homepage, click on “Fundraisers” tab 3.... Read more » The post Three Ways to Give Back This Holiday appeared first on Schoo...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Dressed in yellow from head to toe, Ian Chan, Program Administrator at School on Wheels, Inc. has a huge goal – to run 52 marathons in 2017 to raise awareness about homeless children in California. Ian has run 51 marathons so far and will run his final marathon on Saturday, December 9. Ian will cross... Read more » The post It’s The Final Countdown! appeared first on School on Wheels.

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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HomeWalk 2017

  • On November 18th, 2017, team School on Wheels participated in a march to end homelessness hosted by United Way of Los Angeles. Our team marched through the streets of downtown Los Angeles to protest along with volunteers, supporters and other nonprofits dedicated to eradicating homelessness. This was a successful turnout that helped raise awareness for... Read more » The post HomeWalk 2017 appear...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
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  • Skid Row Learning Center: Eric Sarabia – Mr.Eric is a great tutor and he is nice and also helpful. He is funny and he helps me with my homework when I need help with it. He helps me when I am writing a story. Mr.Eric helps me with multiplication and he plays card games with... Read more » The post Tutors of the Month – November 2017 appeared first on School on Wheels.

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Online: Eric (12th Grade) – Having recently moved to another shelter, Eric had been struggling with adjusting to his new environment. Reluctant to join our online tutoring program at first, Eric eventually developed a strong bond with his online tutor, Folu, a biomedical engineering student at Walla Walla University in Washington. Eric enjoys catching up... Read more » The post Students of the Mo...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • On Sunday, October 22, 2017, School on Wheels was honored at The Good Shepherd Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala with their Champion Award. Catherine Meek, Executive Director of School on Wheels, was presented with the award. You can watch her acceptance speech here. School on Wheels has been providing tutoring services to The Good Shepherd Shelter... Read more » The post Good Shepherd Champion Awa...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • In this workshop, tutor coordinator/tutor Chris Ruoff presents the group tutoring model in both shelter and school environments. He introduces you to what to expect as well as discusses best practices, tools and resources, and how to prepare for success. Chris also examines the digital learning model and how it can be used to supplement... Read more » The post Intro to Group Tutoring and the Digi...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
YouTube Video
  • In this workshop, tutor coordinator/tutor Chris Ruoff presents the group tutoring model in both shelter and school environments. He introduces you to what to expect as well as discusses best practices, tools and resources, and how to prepare for success. Chris also examines the digital learning model and how it can be used to supplement traditional homework tutoring. This workshop is intended for ...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • Question: “My student doesn’t want to do anything but homework. I try to bring in other things like books or worksheets but he doesn’t put in any effort even though he is behind in his reading skills. He is in fifth grade.” Thanks for this question; I think it’s a relatively common behavior for students... Read more » The post Ask a Tutor Tuesday – 10/24/2017 appeared first on School on Wheels.

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • For Immediate Release MAYOR OF LA, ERIC GARCETTI, VISITS SKID ROW LEARNING CENTER School on Wheels students were treated to a surprise visit from Mayor Garcetti yesterday LOS ANGELES – October 18 2017 Mayor Eric Garcetti visited School on Wheels’ Skid Row Learning Center (600 E 7th Street, Los Angeles) to find out more about... Read more » The post Mayor Garcetti visits Skid Row Learning Center a...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
Blog Post
  • We would like to give a huge shout out to all of these amazing tutors who have volunteered with us for a year or more! We couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of children without you. Nine Years Michael Hacker Five Years Thomas Duhamel Elisabeth Egelko Kyle Tucker Four Years Jessica Sea Sarah Lilley Shauna Longstaff Douglas... Read more » The post Tutor Anniversaries October 2017 appeared first...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
YouTube Video
  • The above video provides a brief overview of logging and how to log your tutoring sessions. If you are not consistently meeting with the same student every week (you are in a group tutoring environment or learning center, for example), choose Log Group Session even if you only worked with one student on a particular day. The “Log 1-on-1 Session” button is for volunteers who regularly meet with th...

School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels, Inc.
YouTube Video
  • This workshop addresses the art of resume and cover letter writing and is geared toward students with little or no work experience. Help students get over the angst of resume writing with a few helpful tips. Unlock the secret to finding the “keywords” that employers are looking for in resumes and cover letters. This webinar covers several types of resumes recommended for high schoolers, whether th...

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