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Internal program evaluation indicates positive effects on students’ long-term achievement

06.04.2020

Heart Math Tutoring’s mission is to ensure 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. During the spring, Heart Tutoring conducted an internal evaluation specifically determining the program’s effect on students’ long-term success.

Based on a data-sharing agreement, Heart Math Tutoring receives North Carolina End of Grade (EOG) Mathematics test scores from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) for students who have participated in the program. Heart Tutoring also receives selected de-identified … continue reading

2019-20 Program Results

06.03.2020

As we head into the summer, we are excited to celebrate the outstanding academic progress made by nearly 1,200 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students during the 2019-20 school year. Although COVID-19 prompted a shortened year of in-school programming, students still made considerable progress during their time in the program!

Here are some of our results:

  • 92% of students passed one notebook and 49% passed two or more notebooks through March 2020 – on track to meet end-of-year program growth goals!
  • 85% of teachers saw improvement in
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Heart Tutoring Annual Celebration

05.28.2020

Heart’s Executive Director, Board Chair, and leadership team hosted a virtual celebration on June 3rd, 2020 to thank our tutors and donors for a great program year. Organization leaders shared program updates, outcomes and highlights from this year, and thoughts on the path forward on our mission – to ensure that all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success.

The celebration was originally live-streamed on Heart Tutoring’s YouTube Channel. Re-watch the program here!

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Heart Tutoring Staff Participates in Racial Equity Training

05.01.2020

By Emily Gaffney, Executive Director

Heart tutors at Joseph W. Grier Academy

The entire Heart Tutoring staff team recently participated in a series of racial equity trainings led by Justin Perry. Justin Perry’s full-time work is in therapy and counseling for teens and adults, and his passion leads him to many other leadership roles in Charlotte including serving on the boards of Community Building Initiative, FFTC Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Foundation, and One-Meck. We are very grateful to Justin for guiding us in this important stage of … continue reading

Program Updates – Piloting New Resources for Students, Teachers, and Families

04.10.2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Heart Tutoring will be piloting various ways to support students, teachers, and families, and we wanted to give you a quick update as of early April. Schools, please contact your Program Coordinator or Program Manager to continue to let us know how we can help!

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CMS has paired our 4th and 5th graders with digital devices for online learning and correspondence with their teachers, while 1st-3rd grade students, who make up the … continue reading

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