Tutoring for LINKS Students
Linking K-12 students in temporary housing and homeless situations with certified teacher/tutors to improve learning.
Tutoring is the cornerstone of the LINKS program. Students in temporary housing and homeless situations are able to receive up to two hours of one-on-one tutoring with a certified teacher each week.
Better subject knowledge and improved academics
Certified teacher-tutors work with students to improve study habits and methods of organization. They help students complete homework and prepare for upcoming tests, quizzes and projects. Tutors help kids fill in holes, catch up, and keep up in school.
Increased self-esteem and self-confidence Helping students feel better about themselves is important in forming new friendships, having a positive attitude towards school, and displaying less disruptive behavior in school.
A positive role model
Our students look up to their tutors and see them as examples of what they can be in their own lives. Just by being there every week, tutors teach students that they can do anything they put their minds to. Tutors can show students the many educational and career paths available to them.
How to enroll in the LINKS Learning Connection
- Are you living in a temporary housing or homeless situation?
- Have you completed a McKinney-Vento Affidavit with the Student & Family Advocate at the school?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, and have been verified as eligible for McKinney-Vento benefits for this academic year, please contact your Student & Family Advocate or Guidance Counselor listed below to get the process started.
**If you are not living in a temporary housing or homeless situation this academic year, you are not eligible for this McKinney-Vento program
**If you are in a homeless situation and have not been certified as McKinney-Vento Eligible , please contact the Student and Family Advocate listed below.
Student & Family Advocates
School Student & Family Advocate Phone West Jamie Schneider - Greg Yoder - John Roarick 319-688-1050 City Thos Trefz - Tom Carey - Amy Kahle 319-688-1040 Tate Amber Herring 319-688-1080 Trec Kara Prantner 319-688-1300 NWJH Heidi Gartelos 319-688-1060 SEJH Sam Karrel - Nicole Spear - Allison Freitag 319-688-1070 NCJH Sabrena Shields 319-688-1210 Alexander Shannon Miner 319-688-1095 Borlaug Megan Recker 319-688-1155 Coralville Central Becca Bender 319-688-1100 Garner Jill Winders 319-688-1190 Hills Kris Mowatt 319-688-1105 Hoover Kris Mowatt 319-688-1110 Horn Megan Recker 319-688-1115 Kirkwood Megan Lobb 319-688-1120 Lemme Amanda Mosely 319-688-1125 Lincoln Becca Bender 319-688-1130 Longfellow Amanda Mosely 319-688-1135 Lucas Yolanda Spears 319-688-1140 Mann Ladiester Janania 319-688-1145 Penn Kris Hynek 319-688-1150 Shimek Ladiester Janania 319-688-1160 Twain Allison Krause 319-688-1165 Van Allen Danielle Weipert 319-688-1185 Weber Michael Shaw 319-688-1170 Wickham Heidi Gartelos 319-688-1175 Wood Annie Servin 319-688-1180 Youth & Family Development Joan VandenBerg 319-688-1015