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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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2019 Math Perspectives Summer Institute: A New Resource Series!

08.06.2019

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to join educators from around the nation in a week-long training with Kathy Richardson and the Math Perspectives professional development team here in Charlotte. We had the chance to collaborate and encourage one another in creatively and effectively serving our students. As we prepare for a new school year, we are excited to continue growing and strengthening our approach to math instruction.

While the training was geared towards teachers, much of what we learned can be implemented by … continue reading

‘What Is Heart Tutoring?’ Webinar

08.02.2019


Learn more about our mission and model by watching our ‘What Is Heart Tutoring?’ Slides are available herecontinue reading

Math Madness (in March)

03.03.2019

For anyone interested in getting more plugged into the cause around math, education, and/or opportunity, we are keeping math stats and event opportunities coming during the month of March.

Math Matters!

  • Did you know that math achievement at age 7 is predictive of socioeconomic status at age 42? This is after controlling for IQ, academic motivation, and socioeconomic status at birth. (Ritchie & Bates, Enduring Links From Childhood Mathematics and Reading Achievement to Adult Socioeconomic Status, 2013)
  • Surprise – not only do school-entry math
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