Thanks to our wonderful partnership with the Boys and Girls Club (BGC), the WCLC has the opportunity to offer one-to-one tutoring to some of their middle school and high school attendees. We are eagerly searching for volunteers who are interested in this exciting opportunity to become a positive role model in these children/teens’ lives! This is an opportunity for both new and returning volunteers. Please see the following from our Education Coordinator, Julia Frascona:
“I have been interviewing the BGC kids so we can make the perfect tutor match. What I am learning about these young lives is sobering at best. It seems that all the girls want female tutors and the boys want males. All the kids are adorable.
Tutoring high school and middle school learners is all about making a connection and finding positive ways to experience the printed word. No worries! You will not tutor in algebra or chemistry. You might help with organization or showing your learner how to use the library for a research project. We focus on the primary interests of the learners and help them discover more about those interests using the printed word.
We require a one hour workshop about working with adolescents prior to the first session with your learner. BGC tutoring takes place at the library. Each session is one hour any weekday after school. The day and time are determined by you, BGC, and the learner’s after school schedule.
If you would like to be a part of this wonderful opportunity, or at least learn more about what it entails, please contact Julia at (920) 236-5219 ext. 4830 or at Frascona@winlit.org.