Tutoring & Mentoring

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Tutoring

Foster children are, on average, two years behind their peers academically.  Retaining facts is a difficult enough task; now imagine frequently changing schools, classrooms, and curriculums.  HMFH intends to fill that education gap for foster children at the Help Mates for Hope Learning Center, which offers an after school learning program that provides a safe and consistent place for students.   

Our program is structured around providing services that help students improve study skills, increase retention of basic concepts, improve self-esteem, and develop a love of learning that is accessible in one-on-one or small group settings.  Students gather into the center to work on homework, math, reading, and writing with our trained volunteers.  Our intensive tutoring program places students in a one-on-one learning environment with certified public teachers in the areas of math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, state test prep, and SAT/ACT prep.  Students of all ages receive diagnostic assessments to receive help in areas of explicit need.  The HMFH Learning Center helps kids prepare for standardized testing, college and improve study habits.   

Our teachers and tutors enable foster kids to develop effective study and test-taking strategies for school.  HMFH partners with local high school and colleges that offer educational programs to provide practicum and experience for our volunteer tutors.  These dedicated volunteers keep the kids engaged and motivated to learn.  If you are a student, teacher or would like to volunteer at HMFH Learning Center contact us today.  It takes a village to teach a child.

Mentoring

As bleak as the future looks for the children in the foster care system, many of them need is someone they can trust and depend on. At HMFH, we offer a mentoring program to give foster children that supportive link.  

Our dedicated staff of volunteer mentors receives training to help foster children be a standout, showcase leadership, and work smarter, not harder. Foster children will gain invaluable insight beyond their own education and experience. HMFH gives foster children the edge with the support and guidance of a mentor. Whether they need advice or a sounding board, our mentors inspire and guide foster children into looking toward a brighter future. 

Our mentoring program is designed primarily for the benefit of foster children. Mentors are encouraged to begin the relationship with HMFH’s Mentoring Program is designed to provide foster children with access to a support system during critical stages of their academic and career development and exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences.

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Organizational Goals

Foster children are, on average, two years behind their peers academically.  Retaining facts is a difficult enough task; now imagine frequently changing schools, classrooms, and curriculums.  HMFH intends to fill that education gap for foster children at the Help Mates for Hope Learning Center, which offers an after school learning program that provides a safe and consistent place for students.   

Our program is structured around providing services that help students improve study skills, increase retention of basic concepts, improve self-esteem, and develop a love of learning that is accessible in one-on-one or small group settings.  Students gather into the center to work on homework, math, reading, and writing with our trained volunteers.  Our intensive tutoring program places students in a one-on-one learning environment with certified public teachers in the areas of math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, state test prep, and SAT/ACT prep.  Students of all ages receive diagnostic assessments to receive help in areas of explicit need.  The HMFH Learning Center helps kids prepare for standardized testing, college and improve study habits.   

Our teachers and tutors enable foster kids to develop effective study and test-taking strategies for school.  HMFH partners with local high school and colleges that offer educational programs to provide practicum and experience for our volunteer tutors.  These dedicated volunteers keep the kids engaged and motivated to learn.  If you are a student, teacher or would like to volunteer at HMFH Learning Center contact us today.  It takes a village to teach a child.