Our Dream Big Tutoring Program serves students in grades 1st-12th and focuses on homework assistance.

The Tutoring Program has two main objectives:

  1. To allow inner-city students to receive tutoring services that they would not normally be able to afford.
  2. To provide outstanding students with an opportunity to earn volunteers hours.

The Tutoring Program is an afterschool and weekend educational enrichment program for academically challenged at-risk students who live in our inner-city community. The program is designed to demonstrate that the trend of poor student achievement can be reversed and that all students can master academic standards if they are given time, support and instruction that focus on their academic needs.

Student tutors are the heart of the program. Tutors work with students individually or in small groups and offer tutoring as well as friendship, encouragement, and guidance. The Tutoring Program focuses the efforts of teachers on the diagnosed academic needs of students and harnesses the energies of tutors and learning assistance staff to reinforce the teachers’ efforts. The relationship that develops between tutors, teachers and students provides the kind of guidance, support and inspiration necessary for their future success. One caring person can make a difference in a young person’s life.

This tutoring program provides free tutoring sessions for students who need one-on-one help with their homework and assignments. Students registered for the weekend session will be tutored in our downtown Charlotte Office – 222 S Church St. Students registered for the weekday tutoring program will be tutored wherever appropriate at North West Cabarrus High School.


Our successes in helping the student achieve the outcomes of the tutoring and homework activity translates into student success in the classroom the following day. Our research and documentation prove that this program is very successful.

Tutoring Benefits

  • Student attitude and behavior will improve and self-esteem will be enhanced.
  • Student achievement and motivation for learning will increase.
  • Appropriate student behavior will be modeled and reinforced.
  • Tutors will develop an appreciation for the educational process.
  • Community awareness of the school and its needs will increase.
  • Tutors will derive personal satisfaction from becoming a significant person in the life of another person.
  • Tutors will receive tuition credits toward their post-secondary and university education.


Tutor Criteria and Selection:

  • Tutors must be enrolled in the course. And or passed the class with an A or B
  • They must maintain their academic standing to continue tutoring.
  •  Receive a favorable teacher recommendation
  • The tutoring coordinator will interview all applicants.
  • Structured tutoring workshops will be required as part of the training process.
  • Tutors are required to record tutoring hours on a timesheet which must be signed at the beginning and at the end of each session.
  • Tutoring hours will be in the form of volunteer hours for any legitimate purpose. Each hour of tutoring time will be awarded at the end of the tutoring program.
  • Tutors must complete all necessary paperwork: application form with complete resume, oath of confidentiality, parent consent form, and an agreement-to-tutor form.

Tutoring gives our junior and senior students a rewarding opportunity to provide their time and academic expertise to others in need. We raise funds to provide student tutors with an opportunity to apply and work for volunteer credits which they can use to support their post-secondary education.



The Dream Big Tutoring Program’s mission is to tutor, guide and inspire at-risk academically challenged youths living in our community to achieve academic success. Our vision is that all students will be empowered to succeed academically and will possess the skills they need to realize their potential and achieve their hopes and dreams.


The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to extend our students’ learning time to outside the regular classroom day. The tutoring program gives students an opportunity to do homework, use computers, get help and/or study in a pleasant, well-supervised environment.



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