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Charlotte’s PRIDE Magazine Highlights Heart!

09.12.2018

PRIDE Magazine highlights “Math Tutoring with Heart” on page 22 of its September-October 2018 Health and Education issue on stands now.

Heart is grateful for its many volunteers, like Telia Williams, who are instrumental in helping Heart ensure all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success. Telia, a financial analyst, has been a volunteer with Heart for three years and says Heart “fits in well with my work and personal schedule”.

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Brighthouse Financial Surprises Heart Math Tutoring With a $50,000 Grant!

08.17.2018

Earlier this week, Brighthouse Financial surprised Heart Math Tutoring with a $50,000 grant! The grant will provide the philanthropy needed for one school site, bringing 50+ students critical skills and confidence through a year of weekly one-on-one tutoring.

In 2017/18, four Brighthouse Financial employees tutored weekly with Heart, providing seven students with a mentor and giving CMS ~70 volunteer hours! Heart tutors Jane LaVenture and Courtney Knowling were present at the check presentation.

Brighthouse Financial Foundation President Theresa Foust says, “The foundation board of directors … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring at Creative Mornings Charlotte

08.03.2018

Have you mastered the 30-second pitch?  Emily Elliott, Executive Director of Heart Math Tutoring, did just that at today’s Creative Mornings Charlotte.

Creative Mornings is a monthly gathering for Charlotte creative thinkers that is held on the first Friday of each month.  These gatherings are a great way to collaborate, inspire, and support the Charlotte community while building relationships.  While the event is free of charge, you must get online at 9am the Monday before to secure your ticket…and they run out quickly.

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Volunteer Recruitment Kickoff – Volunteers needed in the 2018/19 School Year!

07.26.2018

Heart’s 2018 Volunteer Drive is officially underway! Students across 22 school partners need tutors in the 2018/19 school year, which means Heart will be working to recruit over 1,300 volunteers between now and mid-September.

**Please sign up to be a volunteer tutor today!**

If you have already secured your volunteer spot, we’d appreciate your help in recruiting volunteers with these quick and easy tips:

Help spread the word by using these tools to recruit friends, family members, and colleagues who you think would be … continue reading

Congratulations Heart Students and Tutors! 98% Meet Growth Goals

06.29.2018

As summer begins, we celebrate what was accomplished in the 2017/18 school year by hundreds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students who were part of Heart Math Tutoring.

  • 98% of 893 Heart students met program growth goals in math, growing in two or more building block concept areas.
  • On average, students doubled the goal – growing in 4.9 concept areas. The goals were set with guidance from math specialists at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and UNC Charlotte.
  • Students grew from mastering 26% to 59% of the skills needed
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