Our primary mission is to provide for the academic betterment of youth, with an emphasis on tutoring, encouraging, and mentoring.
PATHWAYS is a community outreach tutoring program of Towson United Methodist Church, dedicated to serving youth in the Greater Baltimore area.
The PATHWAYS tutoring program is a non-profit, volunteer organization that
operates out of Towson United Methodist Church (TUMC).
We provide free-of-charge educational support to individuals who have a desire and will to learn.
This program began in October of 2006 and offers tutoring for Baltimore City and County students at TUMC, where we provide a safe and secure learning environment. We offer multiple tutoring sessions each Monday between 4:00 and 6:00 PM; sessions for different ages are available to individuals and to groups from local schools with whom we partner.
Please contact us if you have an interest in receiving our tutoring services or if you would like to be a tutor.
Who We Serve
We provide free of charge, educational support primarily to 3rd through 8th graders in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
The individuals we tutor are dedicated and eager to learn, but may be in a situation or live in an area where affordable, specialized tutoring is not accessible. We try to assist anyone who needs help; we have no restrictions based on age, race, religion, etc. Though we have no rigid selection process for admissions, PATHWAYS focuses mainly on helping individuals with financial limitations because these individuals would not otherwise be able to afford the high costs of tutoring.
Other youth or individuals in need of our services are also encouraged to contact us.
We have 25 qualified volunteer tutors who have offered their services. The tutors consist of a blend of certified teachers, experienced tutors, and capable college students. Some of our teachers are experienced with at-risk youth and students with learning disabilities. We offer tutoring from the elementary school level through middle school levels in subjects such as: algebra, trigonometry, English, reading, social studies, and standardized test preparation. All tutors have all been approved by a screening process, either at the schools where they work or at TUMC through our “Safe Sanctuaries” program.