Volunteers sought to help with college exam prep

The Each One Teach One (EOTO) program, which connects WUSTL tutors with area school children in need of academic support, is adding an extra component.

Starting in March, WUSTL volunteers will help students at Gateway and Soldan high schools in St. Louis prepare for Advanced Placement (A.P.) exams in calculus and English literature and composition.

The A.P. program allows students to take tests in college level work and receive credit for passing the exams.

The deadline to sign up for the new program is Friday, Feb. 27. Tutoring will begin March 21. Students, staff and faculty are invited to volunteer.

“This will be an excellent opportunity for our students to use their vast knowledge of test preparation and test taking to help high school students get to the next level,” said Stephanie Kurtzman, director of the Community Service Office and associate director of the Richard A. Gephardt Institute for Public Service. “It is a way for our students, with a small time commitment, to really make a big difference in the life of a younger person.”

WUSTL coaches will work to develop students’ familiarity with the A.P. exam structure and types of questions while serving as a source of encouragement and support throughout the exam process.

Coaching will occur once a week for four weeks, from 3-5:30 p.m., which includes travel time. Coaches will work with groups of two or three high school students at a time. Transportation will be provided.

Coaches must be able to attend two training sessions prior to the start of the program and are required to commit to coaching for the complete four-week period.

Founded in 2000 and coordinated by the Community Service Office, Each One Teach One supports more than 150 tutors through two other programs: EOTO Jump Start and EOTO College Bound.

For more information, visit communityservice.wustl.edu/eoto or call Kate Durso at 935-5599.