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2020 Annual Report

10.06.2020

We are excited to share highlights from 2019/20 in Heart Tutoring’s 2020 Annual Report. Support from donors and funding partners provided one-on-one tutoring, math skills, and confidence to 1,193 students across 23 elementary schools last year!

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, donors helped Heart expand program offerings for students and establish a virtual tutoring format that will be a new option for reaching more students in the long-term. Read stories, updates, and results from the 2019/20 school year in the reportcontinue reading

Virtual Tutoring Pilot Program

07.21.2020

In response to COVID-19, Heart Tutoring is preparing for a virtual tutoring model for the 2020-21 school year. After a significant amount of time spent researching software programs for math and talking to school principals and other partners, we believe virtual tutoring will be an impactful way to support students in building confidence and strengthening their foundational math skills while still being able to use volunteers as tutors.

Heart staff members tested virtual tutoring with a Summer Pilot program! Thanks to gifts from Pamlico … continue reading

The Importance of Growth Mindset

07.13.2020

Earlier this year, several of our volunteers joined Heart staff to participate in Heart Tutoring’s first-ever book club. The selected book was Limitless Mind, Jo Boaler’s most recent research of fixed versus growth mindsets and the impacts those different notions have, not only in the perceived abilities of students, but also in the attitudes of adults.

Concurrently, Sarah Cover, one of our program managers, completed an online course led by Jo Boaler and based upon the classroom research found in her book, Mathematical Mindsetscontinue reading

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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