Brown County / IU Center for Rural Engagement Tutor/Mentor Partnership

Be a Tutor

It Only Takes a Few Easy Steps to Become a Tutor

  1. Tell Us About You

  2. Get Your IU PIC Training & Background Check​​

  3. Review the Tutor Orientation Presentation  (YouTube)

  4. Read the Tutor Manual 

  5. Get Your Driver License Approval (driver volunteers only)


About the IU/Brown County

Tutoring/Mentoring Program

Like kids? Care about their well being and success?​​​​


Students in many majors benefit from tutoring experience: All areas of education; psychology; criminal justice; neuroscience; children's literature; social work; pre-med track for pediatrics; and much more. 


But if you have patience, kindness, and a willingness to help, it doesn't matter what your major is, you can be a tutor

We tutor kids in reading, writing, math, and social studies, and help them get their homework done.


Each tutoring session begins with a snack and checking in on their well being. We then check their grades and see where help is needed, often helping the student talk it through with their teacher. We model positive, respectful interaction by encouraging "please" and "thank you". 


When the student's required coursework is done, we help them write creative stories.

Most of all, we show them that we care about their well being and success. 

About Transportation to

Brown County


Driver License Approval

How it works: 

  1. IU student volunteers drive the IU vehicle 

  2. The student-volunteer driver contacts the Motor Pool to arrange their own pickup on campus to get the vehicle

  3. The IU Motor Pool picks up the driver at their location and takes them to the Motor Pool to pick up the vehicle

  4. The student drops off the vehicle at the Jordan Parking Garage for tutor pickup there at 2:30 p.m.​​​​​​

  5. Student volunteer transports the student tutors out to Brown County Intermediate School

  6. Student volunteer drops off students back at the Jordan Parking Garage at approximately 5:00 p.m. 

  7. Driver returns the vehicle to the Motor Pool​​


Spring 2020

School Tutor/Mentor Teams

Intermediate School Team

  • Type: Small Classroom Setting and/or One-on-One

  • Grades: 5-6

  • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Times: 2:30-4:00

Elementary School Team: Helmsburg Kids at Brown County Intermediate 

  • Type: One-on-One 

  • Grades: 3-4

  • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday

  • Times: 3:30-4:30 


About PIC Training &

Background Checks


All IU tutors are required to participate in IU's PIC training.  Follow the link below and choose "PIC Training". When you receive your certificate of completion, please forward it to Shuhan Yuan at IU's School of Public Health. 


Questions? Contact Shuhan Yuan or Patricia Krahnke


Patricia Krahnke
Shuhan Yuan


Brown County Literacy Coalition

205 Locust Lane

P.O. Box 757

Nashville, IN 47448 / 812.988.6960

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