Community Programs Additional Information
Free Learning Resources
Percentage of Students who showed improvement in academic skills
- Math: 80%
- Reading: 82%
- Writing: 72%
Teachers reported that 68% of students improved in the area of completing and turning in assignments on time.
Grade Levels of Participating Students
- Students: Female: 49% Male: 51%
- Tutors: Female: 67% Male: 33%
Total number of volunteers?792
What volunteers said . . .
- 98% of volunteers had a positive Study Connection experience.
- 95% of volunteers felt prepared to work with their students.
- 88% of volunteers said they saw positive change in their students.
We encourage you to become a Study Connection volunteer because:
- It’s a way to help you connect with your community.
- It provides you with a sense of achievement.
- It sends a signal to your family, friends, and co-workers that you have achieved a healthy life-work balance.
- You have an opportunity to meet new people.
- You can ’payback’ what was given to you by other caring individuals throughout your life.
- You can change a life.
Individuals do not need any special skills to become a Study Connection volunteer. However, individuals must be willing to commit to the program for one hour each week for one school year. The desire to provide a student with a positive role model, patience, and understanding, dependability, flexibility and discretion are all important characteristics the successful volunteer possesses. Most importantly, before being matched one-to-one with a student, all volunteers must successfully complete the volunteer application process.
As a volunteer tutor, you may be asked to help a student with the following:
- Study Skills
- Organization Skills
- Develop positive attitudes about learning and school