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Tutoring
Coaching
Read to Achieve (R2A)
Specialized Skills

Tutoring

Saturday Mornings, 9 am to 12 pm. You can sign up for 1 or more hours.
Many W2C students need extra help to succeed in school. If you enjoy helping students learn in subjects ranging from English and math to Spanish and science (even German!) tutoring may be for you! Tutors work one-on-one with W2C students on Saturday mornings (9-12) in Waukegan.

Each student works with a tutor for one hour on a specified subject and will bring materials such as homework, a test/quiz to review, or other class materials. Tutors are assigned a student, time slot and a subject each week. Many tutors work for more than 1 time slot with more than 1 student. Each week W2C staff puts together a roster of tutors and students so that tutors know subject(s), student(s) and time slot(s) they will be tutoring. W2C strives to assign the same tutor to the same student(s) each week to build a relationship. For volunteers who can’t commit to a weekly assignment, W2C does maintain a substitute list and these volunteers are contacted to fill in when a regular tutor will be absent.

W2C talks with tutors to understand their skills and levels at which they would be comfortable tutoring. Some work with 5th graders on reading while others work with high schoolers on calculus, fulfilling a wide range of needs.

Note: All volunteers must complete a child protection training session and have a background check by W2C. For more information contact Elyse Danckers: Waukegan2coll@gmail.com

Coaching

Flexible Schedule

If you want to guide a student, help them envision their future, and realize their college dreams, coaching may be for you. Each coach will be paired with a student and will meet with them monthly to discuss academic progress and to coach them on reaching their goals. Meetings may be for ice cream or be more elaborate, like a trip to a museum.

Coaches are assigned to students in high school. Coaches of juniors and seniors focus on college-related activities – visiting campuses, working on applications, identifying scholarships, etc. Coaches of younger students begin by working on envisioning future plans and skills for success.

Each coaching relationship is unique so coaches and students typically work independently. There are optional coaches’ meetings where coaches can share what’s working and what’s challenging in their relationships. For late high schoolers there are meetings with college counselors and workshops to guide students, coaches and parents through the college process.

Note: All volunteers must complete a child protection training session and have a background check by W2C. For more information contact Elyse Danckers: Waukegan2coll@gmail.com

Read to Achieve (R2A)

Monday—Thursday, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Reading is an essential life skill and all of our W2C students will benefit from improving their reading abilities. Read to Achieve takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings at the Waukegan Public Library. It is designed to improve W2C students’ reading abilities, specifically vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.

Each reader works with a student for 3/4 hour. The volunteer can bring materials (W2C has materials available) or the student can bring class reading assignments. The student reads aloud and the volunteer checks comprehension and whether the student knows the meaning of more difficult words in the text.

Note: All volunteers must complete a child protection training session and have a background check by W2C. For more information contact Elyse Danckers: Waukegan2coll@gmail.com

Specialized Skills

  • Marketing/PR – social media, website
  • Database Development
  • Writer for Grant and Scholarship Applications
  • Audit Services
  • College counseling