More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as homeless. We expect that number to rise significantly this fall and need volunteer tutors to provide academic, social and emotional support whether schools resume online or in the classroom.

Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with one student (K - 12) and spend one or two hourly sessions each week with the same student for at least a full term.  Most of our tutors continue beyond a single semester.  Tutoring follows the public school year and runs during early evening hours Monday - Thursday.  

We provide free training and educational workshops throughout the year, and each of our 18 tutoring site locations is managed by a SOWMA site coordinator.   Tutors help with homework, school projects and self-confidence.  Our aim is for each child to feel valued and to benefit from consistent academic, social and emotional support.

Volunteers must be 18-years-old to tutor independently; otherwise those ages 14 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Our site locations include Brockton, Middleboro, Dorchester, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Weymouth and Stoughton.  

WE PROVIDE free TRAINING AND SEMINARS 

trainings TYPICALLY take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333

WE WILL FOLLOW MASSACHUSetTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENING PROTOCOLS 
 TRAINING AND TUTORING MAY BE VIRTUAL

upcoming TUTOR TRAINING SESSIONS and format WILL BE POSTED when
Massachuetts public school opening protocols are finalized



PLEASE click here TO SIGN UP TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER TUTOR

for questions contact:

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TUTOR Requirements & ONLINE APPLICATION 

  • Tutors must fill out this online application and complete an orientation and training. 
  • Once trained, you will be matched with a student at a site located in one the following communities:  
    Brockton, Middleboro, Dorchester, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Weymouth and Stoughton.  

We ask volunteer tutors to commit to a minimum of one term (see term dates below).  

It is important that tutors honor their time commitment (one hour a week for at least a full term) so that students can be assured of reliable and consistent support. 

  • TERM ONE:  September  - December  
  • TERM TWO:  January  – June  


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

ONE CHILD AT A TIME! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333

508.587.9091

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