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12515 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
After-School Tutoring Overview
826LA was founded on the belief that individualized attention to students leads to great leaps in academic improvement. Our after-school tutoring program was born from that belief. During the school year, we offer free after-school tutoring for students ages 6–18. Monday through Thursday, students gather into our writing labs at both 826LA in Mar Vista and 826LA in Echo Park to work on homework, reading, and writing with our trained volunteers.
Like all of 826LA’s student programming, after-school tutoring is free. In order to enroll, students and parents must first attend a family orientation. To learn about upcoming dates and to RSVP, give us a call at the office!
Every day of tutoring, our volunteers wait patiently until eager students charge our writing labs, with heads full of questions about language arts, math, and even sometimes those confounded piano chord progressions. While 826LA’s overall focus is on student writing, we happily help all students work toward completing all of their homework. Our caring volunteers give students the one-on-one help they need, and their attention turns even the most tedious of assignments into an enjoyable afternoon of learning.
BEYOND HOMEWORK: READING AND WRITING
After students complete their daily homework, their time 826LA shifts toward reading and writing. They select a book from our in-house library (or bring their own reading), then settle down to read silently or aloud with a tutor. And once that’s done, they work on their budding creative skills by tacking a daily writing prompt or revising an already-drafted piece. These works are refined, then collected and published in chapbooks from our in-house publishers, Dogtown Books (at 826LA in Mar Vista) and Echo Press (at 826LA in Echo Park). The process of writing and publishing with caring volunteer tutors turns our after-school sessions into an imagination factory, making our program a challenging and rewarding atmosphere for future scholars and aspiring authors.
OUR FABULOUS VOLUNTEERS
The after-school tutoring program could not succeed without our volunteers. They are trained in 826LA’s methods, and they understand how important individualized attention is for our students. Many of our volunteers help out week after week after week, developing tutor-student relationships that enable us to strengthen students’ academic abilities, writing skills, and love of learning.
If you’re interested in volunteering (and we hope you are), click here to learn more.