New Skylines – High School Volunteers Offer Free Tutoring

Parents of Cherry Crest Elementary – we hope your 2021 is off to a good start! We – New Skylines Tutoring – are a new student-led, volunteer-based tutoring group for elementary students who might need help getting up to speed in English and/or reading or who just want additional instruction in these areas. We want to help any students who think they might benefit from our help (completely free of charge), especially those in underserved and underrepresented communities, including ESL/ELL students.

In the process, we’d also like to incorporate an element of fun for the kids and have them participate in an anonymous pen pal program; at the end of each lesson, we’ll exercise the skills we learned by having students read and write letters to a secret pen pal (everyone will get to choose a code name!), and every one or two months, we’ll have a friendly, social Zoom gathering where the kids will be able to meet their pen pal. We’re hoping that this will not only motivate students to learn, but also give them a chance to connect with their peers and make new friends during the pandemic, when social interaction is so limited and difficult.

If you are interested in this opportunity for your student(s), please visit our website at to learn more about us and to set up a meeting.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at!

Thank you!

Katie and Olivia