This fall we will welcome students and alumni from Wiley International Magnet Elementary School to our church for weekly tutoring sessions and meals. We hope to welcome 15 students into our program this year, but we need your help to move forward! The number of student slots available depends on the number of tutors we have committed, and we still need about five more tutors, plus a few substitutes. Personal attention is an important element of this program, so we try to pair students with tutors for one-on-one sessions as much as possible.
Wiley students walk as a group to Pullen to play games, eat a snack, receive help with their homework, and practice reading on Wednesdays beginning at 3:45 pm. In addition to these activities, the tutoring ministry creates an atmosphere of trust, safety, and care for the children involved. Students continue coming to Pullen because they know they are loved, they are valued, and they are a part of a community of people who care about their wellbeing – intangible elements of this ministry that are just as important to the future success of these young students as the academic assistance they receive from tutors.
The tutoring year runs from October 14 to May 25. Tutors are needed from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Those who can come early are invited to meet us at Wiley by 3:45 to help chaperone the walk, and tutors are always invited to stay and eat with their students after the tutoring hour. As you make plans for the fall, consider giving one hour a week to mentoring a child through the Wiley-Pullen Tutoring Partnership. No special skills or prior experience is needed – only a desire to care for a child.
Registration is now closed. Please contact David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about ways you can support the tutoring partnership.