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Percentage of Students who showed improvement in academic skills

  • Math: 80%
  • Reading: 82%
  • Writing: 72%

Teachers reported that 68% of students improved in the area of completing and turning in assignments on time.


  • Students / Tutors
  • African-American 30% / 3%
  • White 38% / 64%
  • Hispanic 10% / 1%
  • Multiracial 8% / 1%
  • Asian 5% / 2%
  • American Indian 1% / 0%

Grade Levels of Participating Students

  • Kindergarten 1%
  • First grade 3%
  • Second grade 13%
  • Third grade 28%
  • Fourth grade 30%
  • Fifth grade 23%
  • Sixth through Twelfth grades 3%


  • Students: Female: 51%; Male: 48%
  • Tutors: Female: 66%; Male: 32%

Total number of volunteers? 600

What volunteers said . . .

  • 98% of volunteers had a positive Study Connection experience.
  • 95% of volunteers felt prepared to work with their students.
  • 88% of volunteers said they saw positive change in their students.

Individual Benefits

We encourage you to become a Study Connection volunteer because:

  • It’s a way to help you connect with your community.
  • It provides you with a sense of achievement.
  • It sends a signal to your family, friends, and co-workers that you have achieved a healthy life-work balance.
  • You have an opportunity to meet new people.
  • You can ’payback’ what was given to you by other caring individuals throughout your life.
  • You can change a life.

Volunteer Qualifications

Individuals do not need any special skills to become a Study Connection volunteer. However, individuals must be willing to commit to the program for one hour each week for one school year. The desire to provide a student with a positive role model, patience, and understanding, dependability, flexibility and discretion are all important characteristics the successful volunteer possesses. Most importantly, before being matched one-to-one with a student, all volunteers must successfully complete the volunteer application process.

As a volunteer tutor, you may be asked to help a student with the following:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Spelling
  • Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Develop positive attitudes about learning and school