For the millions of students across the country who struggle in school, tutoring can make all the difference. A personal connection with a tutor who provides academic and social support can help struggling students feel in control of their learning.
Specialized tutoring can bridge learning gaps for marginalized communities, English language learners, and any school district impacted by learning loss as a result of the global pandemic.
Tutoring for Marginalized Communities
Experts acknowledge that there is an “achievement gap” that correlates school district performance and community funding. Students with higher test scores often come from affluent areas or predominantly white communities.
According to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, “Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous students are also more likely than White students to be first-generation students.” In non-marginalized districts, students use private tutoring to get ahead and have a competitive advantage in standardized testing or accelerated courses.
However, what about the students who need additional support just to meet their peer average?
This is where data-driven tutoring and learning intervention can help. These programs empower students to learn in ways that are often overlooked in a large classroom, setting them up for long-term academic success.
Impact on EL Students
Across the nation, English Language Learners (ELLs) make up more than 10% of all public school students, and nearly 20% in some states like California. Most ELLs require differentiated instruction in a variety of area. A typical classroom may not cover all the different types of reading, writing, or speaking support an EL student needs.
Since these students have to perform well on standardized tests in high school to be accepted into college, proficiency in the English Language is a prerequisite for higher education. Nearly two thirds of current ELLs are in grades K-5, so it’s important to start personalized help early, using tutoring to ensure that ELL students don’t fall behind.
Closing Learning Loss Gaps
The global pandemic restructured how teachers deliver information and how students learn.
A Horace-Mann report found that over 97% of educators saw learning loss amongst their students and “57% estimated their students are behind by more than three months in their social-emotional progress.”
Many of these teachers alone implemented supplemental summer instruction or one-on-one sessions to help students. Today, as we slowly return to the classroom, tutors can help close the gaps created by the pandemic, helping students overcome learning loss through personalized support.
How to Start
School leaders rely on Intervene K-12 to provide comprehensive tutoring intervention.
We improve student academic outcomes through analyses of student skill deficits, differentiated lessons, and live online small group instruction.
But don’t just trust us. Learn about the 30,000 students we’ve helped with a 30% average growth rate and more at https://intervenek12.com/.