More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as homeless. Our mission is to provide tutoring, mentoring and school supplies to help these students stay on track academically during times of hardship and uncertainty. 

SOWMA volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with a student (K - 12) and spend one or two hourly sessions each week with that student for at least a full term.  Most tutors however, continue beyond a single semester.  Tutoring follows the public school year and runs evenings 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, reliable academic 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 take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333

upcoming TUTOR TRAINING SESSIONS


In-person SUMMER tutor training sessions are temporarily 
suspended due to social distancing protocols


FOR MORE INFORMATION 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 program 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

Federal Tax ID 20-1020880
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