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Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Francis


We spoke with Andrew Francis, a first-year volunteer at Allenbrook Elementary, to learn about his experience as a Heart Tutor!             


Q: How did you get involved with Heart Math Tutoring?

I’m currently working for Wells Fargo and during the Investment Banking and Capital Markets (IBCM) analyst training program, we looked at different volunteer opportunities since a lot of people are new to Charlotte and Wells wants to help us get involved in the community. Heart came in and delivered a presentation, and some other full-time Wells employees joined … continue reading

Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon and Kelsey Manning


Sharon and Kelsey Manning are a mother/daughter pair who are partner tutors at Merry Oaks International Academy, working with the same students on different days every week! We sat down with them to learn more about their experience as Heart Tutors. 



Q: How did you get involved with Heart Math Tutoring?

Kelsey: I work for Bank of America, and Heart gave a presentation at my office encouraging us to volunteer. I’ve been a Heart Tutor for five years now!

Sharon: … continue reading

An Interview with a Volunteer: Adam Schauer


It didn’t take long for Adam Schauer to become a devoted member of the Heart Math Tutoring volunteer team. Heart Tutoring’s ability to “immediately impact” the Charlotte community is what first intrigued Adam, a Client Portfolio Manager at Barings, about serving with us years ago. We recently sat down with Adam to hear what makes being a Heart Tutoring volunteer special, in his own words.

“You don’t even think about math. You’re just interacting with them.”

Beyond instilling the life skills that come with … continue reading

Heart Tutoring Volunteer Partner – Vanguard


Passion from the Vanguard Crew



DaJuan Lucas serves as the Relationship Manager for Vanguard’s Skill-based Volunteering team where he cultivates relationships with great agencies such as Heart Math Tutoring to build skills-based volunteerism and board opportunities and matches his crew talent with the need. He let us in on his crew’s passion for the program!

What does your crew love about tutoring? 

“Our crew loves tutoring through Heart Tutoring! They love that they are making a significant impact in an area of major … continue reading

Heart Tutoring Volunteer Partner – GEM


Seal of “Efficiency” from the Best

Global Endowment Management (GEM) began their partnership with Heart Math Tutoring in 2014 when Heart Tutoring was the recipient of a GEM Foundation grant. As the internal, employee-led grant team was establishing their financial partnership they also saw a great opportunity to start a volunteer partnership, with the first GEM tutors starting in the 2015/16 school year. GEM’s leadership not only encourages volunteering but prioritizes educating employees on the needs of the Charlotte community.

Charlotte Atkinson was a member … continue reading

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