School on Wheels Events & Trainings
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Workshop: Relationship Building from the Ground Up
June 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
This 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.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Establishing and building a trusting, respectful student-tutor relationship is one of the greatest hurdles tutors face. This is especially true when working with homeless students, many of whom have experienced trauma and may be reluctant to trust adults. At the same time, nurturing this connection is essential for student motivation. In this in-person workshop, we will discuss strategies for building and maintaining healthy and productive student-tutor relationships. Topics will include building connections, modifying personal expectations, and dealing with negative behavior. We will also troubleshoot existing problems and share useful tips and techniques. Refreshments will be served.
About the Presenter:
Elisabeth Egelko was born and raised in Sweden and received a degree in Social Work from the University of Gothenburg. In 1982 she moved to California and has lived in Ventura since then. She has worked at Lincoln Elementary in Ventura as a substitute teacher for 17 years. In addition, for the last 10 years, she created and taught a program for GATE. Realizing a high percentage of Lincoln’s student population is homeless or needy, she co-created an outreach and support program which has been running for the past 6 years. She has been a tutor for School on Wheels for the past 3 years.