Tutors of the Month – October 2016
Region 1 – East LA:
Alonso Quintero – Alonso has been a dedicated and consistent tutor since 2014. Not only does he help our students with homework, he chaperones field trips, hosts pizza parties, and plans science experiments over the the summer. “As a volunteer my intentions are to strengthen the sense of community in this large city.” He is always ready to help any way he can!
Skid Row Learning Center:
Farid Holakouee – Farid has been a tutor with School on Wheels for over a year and a half. He embodies the main traits for an ideal tutor: Consistency, commitment and flexibility! When Mr. Farid arrives at our Skid Row Learning Center he immediately asks, “Who needs help?” He is willing and eager to tutor kids of all ages and in all subjects. His impact is immeasurable and extremely appreciated.
Region 3 – Westside:
Sevag Salibian – “I was looking for volunteer opportunities in the Los Angeles area and after some thought, I came to the conclusion that helping children would be the most important work I could do. After 5 minutes with my new student Andrew, I knew I had found something special with School on Wheels.”
Region 4 – Long Beach, South Bay:
Steve Cox – “I grew up in a very supportive family that greatly valued the importance of both education and giving back to the community, and I love working with young people. So I feel really fortunate to have found School on Wheels, which has given me the chance to pass along these values while hopefully providing a little boost to some really great kids.”
Region 5 – Hollywood, Silverlake, Pasadena:
Tahiti Arsulowicz – Tahiti started volunteering with School on Wheels just over two years ago when she moved to LA. “I was matched with Lele and right away we got along. We still work together. This young lady is so strong, smart, and hilarious. It has been an honor to earn her trust. The best part was when she recently passed her Nurse’s Assistant exam, thereby setting off on the path of becoming a nurse. Hooray for Lele!”
Region 10 – South Orange County:
Ann Buckley – “After I retired, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity where I could have a direct, positive impact in the community. There was something about the idea of working one-on-one with a student that called out to me. Tutoring is an incredibly rewarding and enjoyable experience. I look forward each week to spending time with a bright, sweet child and having some small impact on his ability to learn and grow.”
Sukrit Patwardhan – “I have come to find that people from all walks of life value education highly, and that a person’s situation just makes them more resilient and determined which is true of my students. I enjoy the teaching aspect of it as well as creating a bond and rapport with the students. I am very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing for as long as possible.”