Frequently Asked Questions


What is the commitment?

After you complete a background check and one hour training, we ask that you make a commitment of one hour a week.

How long is the commitment?

Once you begin reading with a child, we’d love for you to continue for the entire school year.  We do ask that you commit to a minimum of a school semester.

Where will I tutor?

You will tutor on campus at one of our local elementary schools in Redwood City.

Can I choose where I tutor and the age/gender of my student?

We will definitely try to accommodate your wishes.  However, students with greater needs often receive first priority and thus we cannot guarantee that the student you work with will match your request.

What if I’ve never done this before, can I still help?  

Absolutely. No experience or specialized training is required.  By simply showing up to invest an hour with one to two children a week, you can make a difference that will last a lifetime.

What if English isn’t my first language?  Can I still help?  

Absolutely, as long as you are fluent in English you can volunteer.

What will I do during that hour?  

Depending on the child’s need, you may spend time reading to them, listening to them read, identifying word or playing games that help strengthen their literacy skills.

Will I tutor the same child weekly?

Yes.   Ideally you will meet with the same kids (1-2) from week to week so that they can become comfortable and thrive with you and you can see the difference that your commitment made to them overtime.

How can I get involved?

For more information please contact us