Apr 27, 2023

Practical Advice for Setting Up Tutoring Models

Chris Dwyer
Capacity Building Lead
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State education agencies (SEAs) and districts have responded positively to employing tutoring as a way to address learning loss, resulting in increased interest about the details of implementing various tutoring models. The Accelerated Learning Work Group hosted a panel session to share emerging models and well-tested advice from experts who have successfully managed tutoring programs for many years. View short videos of their top-level advice:

Tutoring Basics to Get Results – Alan Safran from Saga Education shares what he has learned about effective tutoring with special emphasis on selecting and coaching tutors, prioritizing grades/subjects for tutoring, and low-cost models.

The Americorps Tutoring Experience – Dr. David Parker from Serve Minnesota describes evidence-based tutoring programs in literacy, mathematics, and early childhood offered by Americorps members throughout the country.

Tennessee’s Accelerating Literacy & Learning Corps (TN ALL Corps) – Tess Yates from the state’s Department of Education summarizes her state’s tutoring model, including required parameters such as ratios of tutors to students and the flexibilities offered to districts and schools.

Recruiting and Training for the Arkansas Tutoring Corps – Drs. Missy Walley and Tracie Jones from the Arkansas Department of Education discuss the many population segments their programs are tapping as tutors and the detailed training program they offer tutors.

The National Comprehensive Center continues to provide additional information about how tutoring can support learning-recovery efforts. To view the Center’s basic tutoring multi-media package, click here.