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Tutoring Information

Tutoring Resources for WBMS Students
High School Students
At times, some of our West Branch High School Students are looking for ways to earn community service hours and/or extra money. This can be difficult to coordinate, as many of them have very busy schedules. However, if you are interested in this option, setting up tutoring with a high school student can be done in several ways:
  • Contacting the family directly (if you know the family well)
  • Contact the High School to see if they have a list of students interested in tutoring.


Khan Academy

One of most useful tools for our students is an online tutoring site called Khan Academy. You will need a parent/guardian to help sign you up and to create an account. Once an account is created, the program will take you through the skills you need to work on. The program will adjust as you master the skills.  There are also video lessons to help you.  The website is: www.khanacademy.org


Youngstown State University

Contact Youngstown State University to access any tutoring opportunities that may be available through the University. 

Mount Union College
Parents can hire a Mount Union College Student by contacting:
Dr. Pratt   (330)829-2753
Tutoring is generally done in the Mount Union Library for $10/hou
Kelly McMahon (330)813-0451  University of Mount Union Education Student
Annissa Coley (330)931-6716  University of Mount Union Education Student
Kayla Ashdown (216)262-3680  University of Mount Union Education Student

Kent State University (Salem Campus)
You can hire a Kent State - Salem student by contacting:
Wendy Pfrenger  (330)337-4233
Private Tutors
Occasionally, we will have community members interested in offering tutoring services. These individuals are not associated with West Branch Locals Schools and are acting as private tutors (generally at a fee for the family). Possible tutors at this time may include:
Kelley Wheeler   (330)692-7791   $20/hour   Willing to meet at locations that best suit family
Claire Funkhouser     (234)567-7672 or (330)537-2176    $20/hour
Availability: Mondays/Wednesdays after 2:00 or Fridays after 12:00 (noon)
***Available beginning last week of October/1st week of November***
Location:  330 Valley Rd. Salem, OH 44460 OR any public library (Salem, Alliance, Sebring)
Contact email:  cfunkhou@kent.edu 

Kasey Edwards Nursing student at Duquesne University. 

$15.00 per hour/$10 per half hour.

Available Wednesday after 1:00 p.m. and anytime on Thursday or Friday.  

Tutoring can take place at either Alliance Library or Sebring Library.

Other arrangements can be made between both parties if needed.

Contact Kasey at 330-312-6434.

Your Local Church
Many of the churches in our school district have members (usually retired) who love to work with young people and are looking for something productive to do. You may want to consider contacting your local church office and ask if they have any members interested in tutoring your student.