Mission of program: The WWMS tutoring partnership program provides academic tutoring and mentoring for middle school youth through a partnership between Wesleyan University and Woodrow Wilson Middle School. This program works to provide academic and social support to contribute to personal success of middle school students. In facilitating the building of relationships between college students and middle-school youth, we seek to aid students in setting and achieving their own goals, while also providing exposure to broader perspectives through a supportive (and mutually beneficial) relationship with someone outside their peer group
Description of program: Woodrow Wilson Tutoring Partnership is a program that partners Wesleyan students with two Woodrow Wilson Middle School students as a tutor and mentor. The Wesleyan student works with each student individually twice a week. Although primarily a literacy program, Woodrow Wilson also works to address the aspects of middle school life outside of the classroom that may affect a student’s success.
The program was started by a Wesleyan student who did a project through African American studies department on education. Throughout her time at Woodrow Wilson she recognized that certain students need more support, socially and academically. She felt that college students could work as role models to promote self-motivation, as well as paint a different picture of learning.
Age group served: Grades 7-8
Time commitment: 4 hours/week (2hrs 2x a week)
How to get involved: Email firstname.lastname@example.org at beginnings of semesters!
Contact info: email@example.com