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Forward Scholars Tutoring Program

Forward Scholars Tutoring Program for Milwaukee Public Schools

Why volunteer as a tutor with Forward Scholars?

  • Our Students Need You. Pandemic-induced learning loss and
    isolation has increased the need for 1:1 intervention. The ability to read
    by the end of 3rd grade is critical to a child’s success in school and life.

  • Make an Impact. We are using a well-researched model that
    has proven successful in other large urban school districts and which
    produced incredible results last school year.
  • Support for Tutors. You will be well-supported with training,
    individualized lesson plans and materials for every session, and on-site
    staff support.

Program Details

  • Where: Tutoring takes place in a “learning lab” at various schools,
    which is staffed by a Forward Scholars Site Coordinator (a highly qualified
    literacy specialist).
  • When: During the school day, twice a week, for 1 hour each time
    (mid-September through late May).
  • Students: Kindergarten - 3rd graders in Milwaukee Public Schools
    who are not yet meeting grade-level expectations in reading and have
    good attendance.
  • Volunteers:
    • Volunteer tutors will receive training and ongoing support and coaching from the Site Coordinator.
    • Prior teaching or tutoring experience is helpful but NOT necessary.
    • There will be substitute tutors for pre-planned times when volunteer tutors are traveling/unavailable.


Recommended for volunteers 55 and older

(Milwaukee County only at this time)