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School on Wheels is proud to bring you a brand new podcast about tutoring, homelessness, and the experiences of our volunteers, staff, and students. School on Wheels is a nonprofit that provides free school supplies, tutoring, and mentoring to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, group foster homes, and vehicles, as well as on the street, in Southern California. Our volunteer tutors are truly the heart of our program and services, providing tens of thousands of hours of tutoring to thousands of children and teens experiencing homelessness each year. We love our tutors, and we work hard to support them in carrying out our mission. In this podcast, you will have a chance to hear the stories of tutors who have overcome challenges with their students. You will hear interviews with experts on education, child development, and homelessness. You will hear sound bites from some of our students. Hopefully, you will hear something that helps or inspires you.

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School on Wheels is proud to bring you a brand new podcast about tutoring, homelessness, and the experiences of our volunteers, staff, and students. School on Wheels is a nonprofit that provides free school supplies, tutoring, and mentoring to students in kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, group foster homes, and vehicles, as well as on the street, in Southern California. Our volunteer tutors are truly the heart of our program and services, providing tens of thousands of hours of tutoring to thousands of children and teens experiencing homelessness each year. We love our tutors, and we work hard to support them in carrying out our mission. In this podcast, you will have a chance to hear the stories of tutors who have overcome challenges with their students. You will hear interviews with experts on education, child development, and homelessness. You will hear sound bites from some of our students. Hopefully, you will hear something that helps or inspires you.

    Online Tutoring: John Reece

    Online Tutoring: John Reece

    Welcome to tutoring in the time of Coronavirus. As School on Wheels tutors move online in droves, we rounded up some of our most experienced online tutors to share their stories and give advice to those transitioning.

    John Reece has tutored our students both in-person and online. His unique view of the world makes him an ideal tutor for older students, and they've always got something positive to say after working with him. In this episode, John talks about his journey to tutoring online, living history, and teaching students to question everything, among other things. Hold onto your seats, this one's a wild ride! 

    Note: the audio quality is a bit rough in this one. The interviews are recorded over wifi, which we can all agree is temperamental at times. Thanks for sticking with us!





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    • 16 min
    Online Tutoring: Mara Miyashiro

    Online Tutoring: Mara Miyashiro

    Welcome to tutoring in the time of Coronavirus. As School on Wheels tutors move online in droves, we rounded up some of our most experienced online tutors to share their stories and give advice to those transitioning.

    Online tutor Mara Miyashiro gives us a look into her experience transitioning to online tutoring with her 6-year-old student. Mara talks about reading, patience, and Magic Schoolbus viewing parties, among other things.





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    Support the show (https://schoolonwheels.org/donate/)

    • 19 min
    Online Tutoring and Attention: Dorrie LaMarr

    Online Tutoring and Attention: Dorrie LaMarr

    Welcome to tutoring in the time of Coronavirus. As School on Wheels tutors move online in droves, we rounded up some of our most experienced online tutors to share their stories and give advice to those transitioning.

    In this episode, School on Wheels tutor and child therapist Dorrie LaMarr walks Katie through some simple ways to help keep your student centered and focused as you both get used to online tutoring. Step 1: at the beginning of your session, acknowledge the change. Step 2: throughout your session, build and use your toolbox. Step 3: at the end of your session, make a plan for next time.




    Music:

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    Support the show (https://schoolonwheels.org/donate/)

    • 20 min
    Online Tutoring: Diana Peterson

    Online Tutoring: Diana Peterson

    Welcome to tutoring in the time of Coronavirus. As School on Wheels tutors move online in droves, we rounded up some of our most experienced online tutors to share their stories and give advice to those transitioning.

    In this episode, Katie calls up tutor Diana Peterson, who has been tutoring our students at the Skid Row Learning Center online for well over a year. Being an online tutor for the SRLC can be a pretty chaotic gig, but she's cheerfully worked it down to a science. As you'll hear, Diana has a mind for process, and she's come up with some great online tutoring hacks. 





    Music:

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    • 21 min
    Digital Learning: Ian Chan and Emma Gerch

    Digital Learning: Ian Chan and Emma Gerch

    In this episode, Katie interviews Ian Chan, our Program Administrator and original School on Wheels digital learning champion, and Emma Gerch, Online Tutoring Coordinator and digital literacy maven.

    If you want to learn more about the various digital learning programs available to you and your student, please visit our website and explore our tutor resources page. While you're there, you can also find more information about our digital literacy program and watch Emma's webinar.




    Music:
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    Support the show (https://schoolonwheels.org/donate/)

    • 19 min
    Episode 1: Executive Director Charles Evans

    Episode 1: Executive Director Charles Evans

    And so it begins!

    Join our Training and Development Coordinator, Katie Brennecke, for the first episode of the School on Wheels Podcast. Ultimately, the purpose of this podcast is to educate our tutors and foster a stronger sense of community within the School on Wheels family. 

    BUT FIRST- we introduce you all to our new Executive Director, Charles Evans, in a short-and-sweet interview. Enjoy!



    Music:
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    Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
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    Support the show (https://schoolonwheels.org/donate/)

    • 26 min

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