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New Service-Learning Opportunity for Honors Students Interested in Tutoring

The Honors College has developed an exciting new program, in partnership with Upward Bound, which will offer Honors students valuable opportunities to volunteer as tutors in local high schools, gaining service hours and experience.  No prior tutoring experience is required, training will be provided, you must be able to pass a background check, and participants will have the ability to track their service hours on iServe.

While there are no formal service requirements for graduating with Honors, the Honors College encourages and facilitates the service and volunteer activities of Honors students because service is:

  • vital to personal and professional development
  • important for a holistic academic experience
  • advantageous, specifically regarding tutoring service, to students interested in pursuing future paid tutoring positions and/or careers in education
  • beneficial to our communities
  • supportive of the mission and values of the Honors College and WVU. 

This program will:

  • be implemented in conjunction with Upward Bound, “a federally-funded TRiO program established to help high school students overcome social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.”
  • provide tutoring services to students of Clay-Battelle, Preston, and Grafton High Schools
  • provide transportation for a limited number of tutors
  • travel to Clay-Battelle High School between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Tuesdays
  • travel to Preston High School between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Wednesdays
  • travel to Grafton High School between 2:15 pm and 5:15 pm on Thursdays
  • evaluate the observations and incorporate the suggestions of participating tutors, in order to enhance and expand the program.

If you are interested in participating in this program, or simply wish to learn more, please contact Matt Spearly at