Change a Life: Become a Tutor

August is “Back to School” month at Repair the World. Check back all month long for posts about inspiring education organizations, amazing educators, and ways to get your education on – whether you’re a student or not!

Hey college grads: remember how awesome it was to be a student? Okay, sure, there were overwhelming syllabuses, stressful tests, and an endless stream of papers to write. But still, college was great. When else in life do you get to dedicate four whole years to learning and expanding your horizons?

Truth is, once you get to the other side of graduation, finding time for meaningful learning and idea sharing can be difficult. But it’s not impossible! There is a way to recapture the magic of school: become a volunteer tutor! Through tutoring, you have the opportunity to share in someone else’s education journey, and help them along the way. Meanwhile, you will almost definitely learn yourself – as the saying goes, “students are the greatest teachers.”

So get back on the education wagon (minus the tests and papers), and become a tutor this fall! Here are some opportunities to get you started:

  • Reading Partners This literacy organization trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one reading tutoring to students in under-resourced schools across the country. They currently run programs in seven states and the District of Columbia – find out if there’s a program near you.
  • 826 Founded by author Dave Eggers, this amazing program empowers volunteer tutors to help students with writing skills at 8 different centers around the country. And they do it in just about the funnest way possible.
  • Math Nerds Good at math? Become an official math nerd, and join the ranks of other talented mathematicians who donate their time to help people with math-related quandries.
  • Volunteer Match Just type your location and the words “tutor” or “tutoring” into Volunteer Match’s service database to find a tutoring opportunity near you.

Go Back to School with Repair the World

Bust out your backpacks, colored pencils, and first day outfit – it’s back to school time! These last, glorious days before the class bell rings again are always sweet, and this year Repair the World is gearing up to make them even better!

All August long, our blog will feature fun, inspiring posts to help you get those back to school juices flowing. You’ll find:

* Interviews with trend-setting education organizations
* Last minute must-read lists (while you still have the time to read for fun)
* Tips to broaden your horizons – for students, and graduates too!
* Opportunities to support education initiatives around the country

This last month of summer, be sure to make the most of your warm-weather freedom: get to the beach, reconnect with camp friends, and finish up all those projects you’d put off until summer. But in the meantime, be sure to check back right here for all your back to school inspiration!

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