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Heart Math Tutoring: The Formula for Classroom Success


NC State Philanthropy Journal News

Charlena Wynn

By Emily Elliott

“A sixth-grade girl experiencing homelessness in Charlotte in 2009 remarked over dinner, “I swear, sometimes my school feels invisible.” Investigating further, I saw that less than half of the students were performing on grade level at the time in this child’s school. At the time, I was an investment banking analyst and soon became a volunteer tutor in this child’s school. Immediately I saw the tremendous impact on students’ skills and confidence when they are … continue reading

Educator Express

The Belk Foundation Educator Express Features Heart Executive Director Emily Elliott


Click here to read the full interview.

The Belk Foundation’s Educator Express posts quick interviews from leaders of partner organizations and other “trailblazers in education.”

In 2015, The Belk Foundation awarded $30,000 to Heart Math Tutoring.
The Belk Foundation’s mission is to invest in schools and organizations that work aggressively to ensure all students graduate from high school and continue on an intentional path toward college, career and life. Heart shares The Foundation’s belief that that education is a cornerstone of a productive … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring My School Rocks Nov. 2015 magazine

School Magazine Features Heart Math Tutoring


Amanda Saunders, a second grade teacher at Billingsville Leadership Academy, shared the impact of Heart Math Tutoring’s volunteers on her students in the latest issue of My School Rocks! magazine.

“We do some of the same activities in math class, and it’s great to hear some of the kids say ‘Oh, I practiced that last time with my tutor,’” Saunders says in the article.

Click here to download a copy of the article.

My School Rocks! is a free magazine distributed to pre-K through … continue reading

Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Heart Receives Education Grant From Charlotte Hornets Foundation, Lowe’s


The Charlotte Hornets Foundation and Lowe’s Education Grant program awarded a total of $50,000 to Heart Math Tutoring and five other local organizations to support high-need education-related projects.

Heart Math Tutoring received a $5,000 grant in support of its math intervention program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for 2016-17. Executive Director Emily Elliott and a second grade Heart student from Billingsville Leadership Academy accepted the grant during the check … continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring on WFAE Charlotte Talks

Heart Math Tutoring Featured On Charlotte Talks


Charlotte Talks, one of the region’s top news talk programs, featured Heart Math Tutoring and other innovative math programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in its Nov. 3 broadcast.

The hourlong show featured Emily Elliott, Heart’s Executive Director, host Mike Collins and guests Tim Chartier, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College, and Kaneka Turner, an elementary math specialist at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Click here to listen to the broadcast.

Since 1998, Charlotte Talks has become the region’s exclusive forum for the discussion … continue reading

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