Mentors in Toledo Schools

Tutoring with a Track Record of Success.

What makes Mentors in Toledo Schools (MiTS) so successful?

  • It’s volunteer tutors working hand in hand with teachers to provide students with one-to-one literacy tutoring.
  • It’s mentor/tutors providing individualized support on the same class lessons student’s peers are experiencing but that teachers simply cannot do with a class size of 25 or more students.
  • It’s students spending time with well-trained literacy tutors and mentors during the school day so nothing going on in class is missed but rather enhanced instead.

How does the program work?

Mentors in Toledo Schools employs a program manager and a host of site coordinators that serve in the schools to ensure that teachers, students and mentor/tutors are receiving a great experience. Volunteers can dedicate from one hour or two hours a month up to one to two hours four days per week to tutoring. The schedule is flexible to accommodate personal needs with a dedicated number of individuals providing time to the program.

Please consider becoming a mentor for the program. Click here to visit the Volunteer to Mentor form

Call Heather Henson, Program Manager, for more information at 419-242-2122.


MiTS: A History of Better Outcomes for Students

Mentors in Toledo Schools has a history rooted in the Ohio Reads program. When that program ended, Jay Mirrow of Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim, asked the principal of Toledo Public School’s McKinley Elementary if he might revive the program at his school with a group of volunteers from the Temple and a group of Kindergarten through third grade students needing help with reading.

The program now serves over 500 Kindergarten through third-grade students in area public and private schools with more than 200 volunteers from several faith communities and businesses including the Temple, Cedar Creek Church and the Area Office on Aging.

Mentors in Toledo Schools is both scalable and economical because we utilize so many dedicated volunteers to work with students. We would be happy to talk to you about it bringing our program to your school.  We use real-time technology to collect student data so teachers know right away how their student performed during tutoring that day. We compare tutor and teacher reports to the student’s standardized test scores to measure growth in literacy skills.

For more information on how our program works providing caring, consistent adults in the lives of students and improving student literacy, click the link to read our evaluation report below.

MITS Evaluation Report 2017

Mentors in Toledo Schools is sponsored by: