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Heart’s mission is to ensure that all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success, by helping schools use volunteers as tutors.

Student Academic Growth

Heart measures student progress across 12 foundational math concepts. Heart’s CMS-approved assessments are based on Kathy Richardson’s formative Assessing Math Concepts series and adapted to collect summative data. 98% of more than 1,500 students tutored by Heart have shown significant growth in two or more conceptual focus areas between September and May, meeting program growth targets set with guidance from CMS.

Conceptual Focus Areas

  • Counting
  • Changing Numbers
  • More / Less
  • Composition to 10
  • Decomposition to 10
  • Ten Frame Addition
  • Ten Frame Subtraction
  • Multi-Digit Addition
  • Multi-Digit Subtraction
  • Understanding Multiplication
  • Understanding Division
  • Multiplication Fluency

Historical Heart Assessment Results

Student Confidence and Enthusiasm for Academics

  • 94% of surveyed teachers believe their students showed increased interest in and/or confidence about math as a result of Heart Math Tutoring in 2016/17.
  • 96% of surveyed volunteers believe they had a positive influence on their student’s confidence about and understanding of math in 2016/17.

Volunteer and Teacher Satisfaction

  • 100% of surveyed volunteers rated their experience as positive, and 99% would recommend Heart to friends and colleagues. (2016/17 June survey results)
  • 93% of surveyed teachers rated their experience as positive, and 84% percent felt their experience with Heart Math Tutoring was more positive than other experiences they have had using tutors based on the quality of volunteers, disruptions to classroom, and time required of teachers. (2016/17 June survey results)
To date, 98% of over 1,500 students have met program growth goals in math. On average, students' growth doubles the goal.