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Volunteer Tutor Training

The Tutoring Network, a citywide coalition of volunteer-based tutoring program providers that serve MMSD students during and after school, is hosting a Volunteer Tutor Training Workshop for prospective and current volunteer tutors.

Please consider volunteering one hour a week to tutor an MMSD student. As a volunteer tutor you can help an elementary student develop a love of reading, or help a middle school student refine their math or literacy skills and be prepared for high school, or a 9th grader develop the needed foundational skills in algebra. Every year our schools benefit from the hard work and dedication of over 1000 volunteers, and despite that, there are still many students who need your help. Please consider becoming a volunteer tutor!  

When: January 23, 2019, 5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

La Follette High School, 702 Pflaum Road, Enter at "Activities Door"

The MMSD tutor trainings are led by MMSD staff. This training workshop is open to all new and continuing volunteer tutors. The most effective tutors are those that have been specifically trained for the job. Being a tutor is different than being a mentor or a classroom volunteer. These workshops teach tutors specific strategies to build effective relationships, guide learning and promote student confidence and competence.


Training Workshop Schedule

5:00-5:15 Registration

5:15-6:30 Workshop Sessions

6:30-6:45 Break

6:45-8:00 Workshop Sessions

Most workshops will be offered at both session times. Volunteers may choose which workshops they would like to attend.

Workshop Topics

• Basics of Literacy Tutoring, (K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

• Basics of Math Tutoring, (6-8)

• The Culturally Responsive Tutor

• How Tutors Support English Language Learners (K-5 & 6-12)

• Positive Behavior Support Strategies (K-5 & 6-12)

• Enhanced Academic Supports for Students (K-5 & 6-12)

• Understanding the Needs of Students Who are Highly Mobile or Experiencing Homelessness

No pre-registration is required. You can register on the day of the training, and a specific training schedule will be provided at that time.

Representatives from the MMSD tutoring partnerships will be on hand to answer your questions about their tutoring programs and to provide enrollment materials.

To learn about the MMSD tutoring partnerships:

  • Elementary Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor elementary students in literacy. Schools of Hope partnership is located in 19 of the MMSD elementary schools.

  • Middle Schools of Hope - seeking community volunteers to tutor middle school students in literacy and math. Middle Schools of Hope is located in nine MMSD middle schools.

  • Juventud/Escalera program - seeking qualified community volunteers, preferably bilingual, to tutor and mentor middle school and high school students. The Juventud and Escalera programs provide academic support, leadership opportunities and parent engagement opportunities to Latino and Spanish speaking students.

  • Achievement Connections - seeking community volunteers to tutor 9th grade algebra and 10th grade geometry. Achievement Connections is located in three of the MMSD high schools.


If you have any questions, please contact Laura Whitmore, MMSD Community Partnership Coordinator at (608) 663-4941.

Lastly, if you would like to be a part of the Tutoring Network steering committee and help plan these valuable tutoring workshops for your staff, your volunteers and our community, please contact Laura Whitmore at lwhitmore@madison.k12.wi.us.