Whimsical Tutoring Centers

Several cities are now home to free drop-in tutoring centers for writing. Named for its first location at 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, the young author Dave Eggers (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) started the program to meet the need for individual instruction. Volunteer tutors also work in the public schools along with teachers, organize field trips, provide after-school workshops and help students publish their work.

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