Schools of Hope and our partners are invested in training all of our volunteers so they can be comfortable and effective as tutors. We offer training in many different ways so all tutors can access the types of training they need to be successful.

Schools of Hope Tutor Handbook: Our tutoring handbook includes details about Schools of Hope and vital information for volunteers. The handbook is available in English and Spanish.

Schools of Hope Volunteer Expectations: This resource provides information about what to expect when you tutor with our program, including common misconceptions about schools and the realities of tutoring today. The slideshow is available in English and Spanish.

Madison Metropolitan School District Trainings: All volunteers are required to complete two online MMSD trainings: Building & Student Safety and Volunteer Onboarding, which can be found on their website

MMSD is committed to anti-racist practices, equity, inclusion, safety, and well-being, and these trainings are in alignment with that vision. 

Finally, we ask that all Schools of Hope tutors complete MMSD’s training for literacy tutors: K-12 Literacy Tutoring: A Crash Course in the Science of Reading.

School Resources: Literacy kits and MMSD volunteer kits are available for each grade level at every elementary school where our tutors serve. These kits provide helpful tips, tools, and activities for tutoring sessions. Talk to the Tutor Coordinator at your school for access to these resources.