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Math Tutoring
Two days a week for one hour, exemplary junior high and high school students work one-on-one with 4th-6th grade students struggling in math. In addition to helping with homework and reinforcing key skills, the tutors develop fun and interactive games to encourage their students to embrace math and succeed academically.

Program Overview:

Offered at: Karshner and Sunrise elementary schools.

Our Math Tutoring service meets at two elementary schools – Karshner and Sunrise from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. There are two sessions consisting of 20 weeks each. The first is October-January and the second is February-April. Each program is run by a site coordinator and our tutors are local junior high and high school students as well as volunteers in the community.

We provide an orientation training class to get our volunteers familiar with the curriculum for each grade level they are tutoring.

Become a Tutor:

We look for volunteers every summer for the following school year. Please note that all tutors must undergo a training session to familiarize themselves with the curriculum and tutor responsibilities. Our training sessions are offered periodically at the Puyallup School District’s Educational Services Center, 302 Second Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98372.

In addition to attending a training session, all tutors need to complete an Online Volunteer Application on the Puyallup School District website; here is the link: PSD Volunteer Services. When applying, under “Volunteer Category,” you will want to select COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS. This will ensure we receive your application. At the end of the application you will then select the school(s) you are interested in volunteering at.

*Please note this is a new system, approvals are good for 2 years from the date of notification, unless otherwise indicated, so if you were approved to volunteer last year, you do not need to submit a new application until next year. To confirm your approval expiration date, you may contact your school office or email

If Interested please contact one of our Site Coordinators. For Sunrise Elementary School please contact Julie Curran and for Karshner Elementary School please contact Matea Hickle.

Contact Information

Julie Curran, Site Coordinator at Sunrise Elementary School                  

Matea Hickle, Site Coordinator at Karshner Elemetary School                  

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