Nov 22

Volunteers of the Month – November 2023

November 22, 2023

Amy Marchiando

Amy is always patient and willing to go the extra mile for her students. She always participates in our events and helps me with anything I need to make sure the in-person sessions go well in the shelter where she volunteers.

– Sandy Cervantes, Volunteer Coordinator

My mom was a teacher, and I was always in awe of how she was able to get kids excited about learning. Volunteering as a tutor today, it is so exciting to have my student tell me she looks forward to our next session.

One very memorable experience was definitely the water fun day; so much laughter with the lawn games and water balloons!

Volunteering as a tutor is definitely a commitment, but it is so rewarding to see your student grow. Consistency, patience, and- of course- fun are important.

Arman Khzrtian

I nominated Arman because since he started with us, he has always wanted to do more. He has helped to translate items we need into needed languages, has taken on more than one student, and has helped spread the word about what we do. 

– Cynthia Gonzalez, Volunteer Coordinator

I became a School on Wheels volunteer tutor because I wanted to help address educational disparities experienced by marginalized communities.

For me, the most rewarding aspects of tutoring are seeing my students succeed in their academics, watching their confidence in their abilities grow, and helping them overcome adversity. The most memorable experience I had was hearing about the gratification my students felt as they began to approach mathematics with a growth mindset.

Volunteering as a tutor is one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences anyone can ask for. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many students and pay it forward to the next generation.