Tutor MPS Students
Helping Students Succeed
Sometimes, students need that extra nudge from a kind and caring adult to improve their understanding of difficult subject matter. The Interfaith-MPS Tutor Program, a partnership between Interfaith’s Senior Corps Program and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), is a volunteer-driven program designed to improve the academic performance of MPS students. In addition to tutoring, Senior Corps members can take the role of recruiting, training, supporting and recognizing fellow volunteers.
Nothing can substitute the impact of an adult spending time helping a student learn. Share your intelligence with a young person in need of extra assistance in various subjects, such as reading or math. Volunteers in this role work one-on-one or in small groups for 90 minutes per week educating local elementary school students in grades K5-5th. Tutoring takes place right in the classroom, in close collaboration with the teachers.
In addition to tutoring, Senior Corps members can take the role of recruiting, training, supporting and recognizing fellow volunteers. A Lead Tutor shares their skills and experiences to build a learning community of volunteer tutors. They hold regular small group training sessions, shadow new volunteer tutors and help promote school site volunteer recognition at the end of the school year.
Related Resources: Tutor Resource Center