More than 200 undergraduate students gathered Saturday, Jan. 25, to participate in tutor training for the Each One Teach One (EOTO) program, the signature tutoring initiative of Washington University in St. Louis. Almost half of these students were new to EOTO and excited to learn how to make a difference at schools in the City of St. Louis.
EOTO tutors build relationships, strengthen literacy skills, and foster the joy of learning as part of their weekly commitment to changing the lives of K-12 students. Academic liaisons and specialists from St. Louis Public Schools are involved in the EOTO training to help position the tutors for success, and program evaluation is in place to measure success.
EOTO supports three programs with tutoring options six days a week.
EOTO: Jump Start (Grades 3-5)
Based on their academic needs and potential, students in grades 3-5 at Pierre Laclede Elementary and Ford Elementary are identified by the schools to attend the program Monday through Wednesday. EOTO tutors offer individualized attention on reading and writing, using the Newspaper in Education: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) portion of the St. Louis American newspaper as a resource to fine-tune these skills with an interdisciplinary approach.
EOTO: KIPP (Grades 5-8)
WUSTL sponsors KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) in St. Louis and plays an active role in assuring the success of its students and its growing network of local KIPP schools. KIPP: Inspire Academy has a unique college-focused environment, and EOTO tutors work with highly motivated KIPP 5th-8th grade students on their journey to college. The school’s mission is “to inspire all students to develop the character and academic skills necessary to succeed in high school and college so that they can build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.”
EOTO: College Bound (Grades 10-12)
In partnership with the local nonprofit organization College Bound, EOTO mentors work with high school students one-on-one, serving as academic tutors, role models and friends. College Bound’s mission is to “provide promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social support and life skills needed to apply, matriculate and succeed in four-year colleges.”
Each One Teach One is operated by the WUSTL Community Service Office with assistance from the Institute for School Partnership. More information about EOTO may be found on the WUSTL Community Service Office website.