Providing tutoring support to refugee children offers a multitude of advantages, both for the students and the community as a whole:
Skill Development: Tutoring can help students in specific subjects where they may be struggling, like math, science, or language arts. Improved Grades: Consistent academic support can translate to better grades, helping students advance to the next academic level. Test Preparation: Tutoring can help students prepare for standardized tests, which are often essential for educational progression.
Increased Confidence: Tutoring helps to build self-confidence, enabling students to participate more fully in their academic settings. Language Assistance: For refugee children who may not speak the local language fluently, tutoring can offer targeted language instruction. Peer Interaction: Peer mentorship can be part of tutoring programs, allowing refugee children to form bonds with students who are already familiar with the educational system.
Emotional and Psychological Benefits
Reduced Stress: Tutoring can help to alleviate the academic pressures faced by students, providing a safer space to ask questions and understand material. Improved Attitudes: A better grasp of subjects can lead to a more positive outlook on education in general. Sense of Belonging: Tutoring programs that pair refugee children with empathetic and understanding tutors can help students feel like they belong, which is especially important for those who may be dealing with trauma or adjustment to a new culture.
Greater Future Opportunities: Improved academic performance and social skills can lead to more opportunities for higher education and jobs.
Community Upliftment: As these children succeed, they can contribute back to their communities, creating a positive cycle of upliftment.
Breaking the Cycle: Education is a crucial factor in breaking the cycle of poverty, violence, and displacement that many refugee families face.
Multiculturalism: Inclusive tutoring programs encourage an environment where diversity is celebrated, benefiting both refugee children and their peers.
Awareness and Empathy: Exposure to different cultures can make native students more aware and empathetic towards the issues faced by refugees.
Networking and Support
Access to Resources: Tutoring programs can connect refugee families with other essential resources such as counseling services, educational materials, and community events. Parental Involvement: Such programs often include workshops and resources for parents to better understand how to support their children’s education.
By addressing these various facets of a child's life, tutoring support for refugee children can be an invaluable resource.
What makes tutoring a refugee unique?
We believe that an important aspect of tutoring refugee students is building trust, creating connections, providing advice, and fostering an environment that enables students to openly ask questions and share their academic and social concerns.
What ages do you tutor?
We tutor refugee students of all ages and grade levels!
Are all gender/gender identities welcome?
Yes. We are an inclusive environment open to all students regardless of gender or gender identity.
What areas of education do you tutor?
Our tutors are proficient in Math, Science, History, English, Reading, and Writing. We also have licensed educators who are certified in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
What other skills do you offer at tutoring sessions?
Students will also benefit from social support, collaboration with other students, and have a dependable Study Buddy to work with throughout the school year.
Where do you tutor?
We tutor at various safe and accessible locations throughout New Hampshire. Some of our partners include schools, public libraries and community centers.
How do students get to tutoring sessions?
We provide as-needed transportation to our tutoring locations. We are actively seeking partnerships to assist with transportation throughout New Hampshire.
How much do tutoring sessions cost?
We are a not-for-profit organization and provide free-of-charge tutoring and transportation thanks to grants and generous donations from our partners and the surrounding communities.
Do you offer virtual tutoring?
We offer both in-person and remote tutoring during the summer and throughout the academic school year.