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2019 NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference: Unpacking Mathematical Fluency

12.20.2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to join Heart Program Director, Cydney Kramer and Program Manager, Emily Aleski, in attending the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (NCCTM) in Greensboro, NC. We joined hundreds of other math teachers, facilitators, and researchers from across the state to explore this year’s topic of Mathematical Mindsets for All. We were inspired by and thankful for the opportunity to connect with other math educators, all grounded in a commitment to equitable math instruction for all students. … continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Heart Tutor!

11.25.2019

Jowette shows us what it’s like to be a Heart tutor in the first segment of our two-part series, “A Day in the Life of a Heart Tutor!” Click above to watch the video, and sign up to be a tutor today!… continue reading

Heart Math Tutoring 2019 Annual Report

10.10.2019

In FYE 6/30/2019, nearly 1,000 Heart Tutoring students received one-on-one tutoring, and almost every single student showed measurable and meaningful gains in their math skills. 98% met growth goals on pre- and post-assessments. Read Heart Math Tutoring’s 2019 Annual Report to see how Heart Tutoring volunteers, donors, and school partners are making a difference for Charlotte students! Thank you!

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Speaker at The Charlotte Justice Conference

10.09.2019

Heart Executive Director Emily Gaffney led the “Education and Childhood Trauma” session at the Charlotte Justice Conference on 10/5/19. The second annual conference was organized by Christine Nicodemus and Heart tutor Tim Nicodemus and had around 115 guests in attendance at Project 658.

Emily offered context and statistics from CMS’s bold Breaking The Link report. The report begins with history of integration and re-segregation of Charlotte schools before sharing that a predictive link still exists between race, school poverty level, and academic outcomes – hence … continue reading

Smarty Interview: Meet Emily Gaffney and Heart Math Tutoring

09.26.2019

Check out our latest feature in the Charlotte Smarty Pants magazine: 

“CSP Team Note: We recently chatted with Emily Gaffney, Executive director of Heart Math Tutoring. If you don’t know this organization, you need to. They’re doing incredible things in our community. Enjoy getting to know Emily, Heart Math Tutoring and find out how you can get involved here!”

“The idea was born from community members at Social Venture Partners (SVP) who felt like volunteer tutors could be better used in the public schools. … continue reading

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