The key idea is that tutoring takes place on the family’s schedule (by appointment), in an effort to eliminate the fear that a hospital visit will mean missed lessons. Tutoring, like all our programs, is 100% free to the families and is focused on the long term cognitive issues related to cancer and its treatments.
Start-to-finish process of how our academic tutoring works
- The first step is completing our online sign-up form
- Next, a Cool Kids Campaign staff member will contact you via phone to learn how we can best serve you.
- They will ask which subjects your child needs help with, and answer your questions.
- Next our staff will look through our volunteer database to find the best match(es) for your child or young adult.
- A face-to-face meeting is scheduled that allows you to tour the Cool Kids Learning Center, meet our staff, and most importantly, meet the volunteer tutor(s) who will be working with your child.
- This is your opportunity to let the tutor(s) know of any special considerations or concerns you might have before starting.
- Please bring your day planner with you as you will leave this meeting with the first tutoring session on your calendar!
- We will also provide you with a liability release waiver and code of conduct to review. Please bring the signed copies with you to the first tutoring session.
- That’s it! Tutoring sessions are scheduled as needed.
FAQs about the academic tutoring program
- The majority of our volunteer tutors are retired teachers, students studying towards, or having recently received, a teaching degree, or retired special education professionals.
- Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Peggy Hauf, one of our retired teacher volunteers
- Completes a volunteer application
- Interviewed by a Cool Kids Campaign staff member
- Receives a background check and drug screening