School on Wheels Events & Trainings
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Online Workshop: Mentoring Teens
April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Working with teens can be a challenging and rewarding experience. In this workshop, experienced tutors/teen mentors Jake Troxell and Alana Johnston will discuss the foundations and building blocks for establishing a successful relationship with older students. Topics will include forging an initial connection, listening and questioning, and dealing constructively with challenges that may arise. All tutors working with teens or interested in learning more about mentoring relationships are encouraged to attend.
About the Presenters:
Originally from Canada, Alana Johnston moved to Los Angeles four years ago to pursue a career in comedy. Alana comes from a family of educators and knows the importance of learning both in and outside of school, which is what motivated her to get involved with School on Wheels. She has been tutoring the same student for over three years and has developed a great working and personal relationship with her.
Jake Troxell is always ready to listen to what others are going through and willing to share when the time is right. He brings an inquisitive mind and a curious, playful heart to tutoring, and he believes that compassion is the most important quality for anyone mentoring a student. He has volunteered at School on Wheels for one year.