Helping School Districts Deliver Effective Tutoring
Common Tutoring Program Pitfalls
Not all tutoring programs are alike. And not all are a fit for the specific needs of K-12 students, families, and teachers. Before embarking on a solution, be sure to look for these potential signs it may not be a fit for your goals.
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Key Characteristics of An Effective Tutoring Program
District leaders are working diligently to ensure that available funding is applied toward programs with a high likelihood of success. As you develop requirements for your tutoring program, keep these in mind.
Rolling out new programs requires commitment, but it doesn’t have to be a heavy lift. Look for a partner with a reputation for excellent service, seamless rostering, and implementation support.
Seek a tutoring model that makes it easy to forecast cost per student. An unlimited model that eliminates the possibility of overage costs makes it possible to expand access to more students.
Easy access for students
Keeping students engaged with learning means putting help just a click away, on every device, 24/7/365, with support for multiple languages.
Highly effective tutors
While it may not be feasible to find enough credentialed teachers to meet demand, tutors should be qualified educators with a vested interest in student success - never contractors without ongoing coaching and accountability.
Aligned with equity goals
Tutoring should be scalable and cost-effective enough to offer to all students, and tutoring staff should reflect the diversity of the student population.
High dosage, frequency, and impact
Follow the research: tutoring is effective when delivered at least 3x a week, in groups of no more than 5 students. Take it a step further and aim for unlimited 1:1 tutoring flexible enough to be offered during, after or as part of the regular school day.
Partnering With K-12 School Districts to
Deliver Educational Equity
At Val Verde USD, 24/7 Tutoring Engages Disadvantaged Students, Boosts Graduation Rates
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