Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Accelerating Scholars program is recruiting community volunteers to tutor more than 7,000 MNPS students who need a little extra help and personalized support this academic year, especially in elementary reading or middle and high school math.

MNPS is partnering with PENCIL, Vanderbilt’s Tutor Nashville, and other organizations across the community to expand the district’s successful high-impact tutoring program this fall.


Volunteer tutors will be matched with students, based on the volunteer’s availability, to provide support in three, 30-minute-long virtual or in-person tutoring sessions each week during the fall semester.

Tutoring sessions will take place during the regular school day or during structured before- and after-school programming.

Volunteers will receive training and support on all tutoring session plans and materials and how to structure a virtual learning session on the platform.

Just a few hours each week could make a lifetime of difference for a Nashville student.

Learn more and sign up today at