Anchorpoint seeks volunteer tutors for students

Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 12:09 PM


High school students, college students and adults can make a positive difference for struggling students

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Volunteers in high school or older are urgently needed to help support more than 60 local students who will reach out for help with schoolwork in the coming weeks. Anchorpoint expects a waitlist of students in its 2019-20 tutoring/mentoring program unless it can fill the need for volunteers.

Anchorpoint’s 2019-20 tutoring/mentoring program will run from September 2019 through May 2020. New volunteers can start now through January 2020. Priority areas for tutoring include math and science as well as reading. The program serves local K-12 students who need additional one-to-one support to reach their full potential in the classroom, but are unable to afford private tutoring or other academic services.

As a new school year begins, it is important to remember that many students are anxious and at risk of struggling due to learning needs, social/emotional difficulties, problems at home and other circumstances.

The demands for academic help continue to grow because of new instructional approaches and increased rigor across grade levels. Even Kindergarteners face rising expectations for what they should know and be able to do academically when they start school. The earlier students’ needs are identified and addressed, the better chances they will have to meet and exceed expectations.

Volunteer tutors are asked to give just one hour per week, once per week on a Monday through Thursday between 3-8 pm. As a tutor, volunteers will have access to a wide range of resources and on-site support to help them provide personalized one-to-one coaching and mentoring to a student.

Anchorpoint’s tutoring center is conveniently located near the mall along McKnight Road in the North Hills.

“I’ve tutored elementary math students at Anchorpoint for the past seven years,” says a current volunteer tutor at Anchorpoint. “The most rewarding aspects for me are helping students learn, seeing their confidence grow and forming relationships with students and their parents. Being a tutor helps me feel energized and fulfilled.”

Please contact Anchorpoint at 412-366-1300 or [email protected] to learn more or inquire about becoming a volunteer tutor. Various timeslots are available to fit your schedule. No teaching credentials or previous teaching history is required. High school students through adults are eligible.

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry is a leading nonprofit provider of affordable family support services to address mental health and educational needs in the northern Greater Pittsburgh region. Through counseling, tutoring and various support services, Anchorpoint equips children, teens, parents, and families with skills and coping strategies to find Hope in the midst of depression, anxiety, grief, history of trauma, and other struggles. Learn more at www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org.

Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry – 800 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 802, Pittsburgh PA  15237 – AnchorpointCounselingMinistry.org