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Support for Heart Tutoring Surpasses Record and Brings Program to 17 CMS School Partners

09.26.2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept. 26, 2017 – Heart Math Tutoring (Heart) – a Charlotte nonprofit dedicated to helping students in high-poverty elementary schools develop math skills and academic confidence – wrapped up its Spring Funding Initiative with the largest amount raised to date: $840,342. This enables Heart to grow from 12 to 17 school sites during the 2017/18 school year.

Funds raised were from grants, corporate donations, and community support. In the fourth quarter, grants were awarded by Skeebo Foundation ($147,302), The Dickson Foundation ($25,000), … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring Featured on Morning Break WBTV

08.28.2017

Emily Elliott from Heart Math Tutoring met with Coach LaMonte from Morning Break WBTV News  to discuss how volunteers can help support our students in high-poverty communities. 

“We are looking for tutors to serve 850 students. Volunteers can come in with some targeted, scripted games that give hands on experience. They are working with cubes and cards but hands on experience with foundational numbers concepts can close gaps that get kids back on track for the rest of their careers in school,” says Elliott. 

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Heart Math Tutoring Featured on WBTV

08.14.2017

Christine Sperow of WBTV interviewed Heart Math Tutoring’s Executive Director Emily Elliot  about how easy it is to be a volunteer with Heart and support our students. 

“Tutors just deliver the curriculum and encourage students. You do not have to be a math whiz. You  just have to show up and we give you everything you need to be successful,” says Elliott. “98% of the students served to date have met growth goals on assessment so it’s easy and effective.”

 

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Heart Math Tutoring Featured on WBTV

08.08.2017

Emily Elliott from Heart Math Tutoring was on WBTV News to discuss Heart’s annual Volunteer Recruitment Drive.

“We are going to need about 1,000 volunteers this fall, growing from 750 last year. The tutors do a great job helping kids build skills and confidence,” says Elliott. “In Charlotte, 56% of economically disadvantaged students are not performing on grade level and that number grows as the course level gets more difficult. Algebra is a high school graduation requirement and to be able to access any post-secondary … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring Featured on Spectrum News

07.31.2017

Connie Cann Barcelo from Heart Math Tutoring met with Rob Boisvert from Spectrum News to discuss Heart’s annual Volunteer Recruitment Drive.

“Heart connects all kinds of community members to students in high poverty schools. We have an internally designed, CMS approved curriculum that is hands on, full of games and activities and scripted. Each school has a Heart Program Coordinator on site to ensure that volunteering is easy and your time is used effectively,” says Cann Barcelo. 

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