Academic Support2021-05-17T14:05:29-04:00

Academic Support

All in-person volunteering is suspended until further notice.

SSV has restructured our Academic Support Program to enable volunteers to connect with students remotely. The program remains intrinsically the same with the exception that sessions will be remote and there is a stronger emphasis on small group versus one-to-one meetings.

The Academic Support Program focuses on providing remedial skills in the core academic subjects to students in kindergarten through grade 12 with below grade-level achievement. It also provides enrichment to students who are at or above grade level. Working collaboratively with classroom teachers and school counselors, volunteers act as tutors in math, reading, and other academic subjects, both during school and in an after-school capacity, providing students with the individual assistance and encouragement they need to reach their highest potential.

As the volunteer you choose:

  • the grade level (elementary, middle or high school),
  • the subject (reading, math, science, or social studies),
  • the day and time you are available and even the school where you would like to tutor and we will match you with a student.

Your weekly visits will be supervised by an employee of the school who will provide the materials for your remediation or enrichment session with the student.

If you have an hour a week, you can make a difference to a grateful student by volunteering to be an academic tutor in the Springfield Public Schools.

Sign up to be an Academic Support Mentor Today!
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