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SMART Tutoring

Q:  What is SMART Tutoring?
A.  A structured, intensive tutoring program designed to help students who are either below grade level, struggling in literacy or English learners. It uses evidence-based curriculums that focus on students' literacy gaps.

Q:  How does it work?
A:  Experienced Teacher/Tutors lead no more than six students at a time in tutoring sessions for four days a week in 45-60 minute sessions. It provides basic, fundamental instruction in phonics, grammar, writing and literature. Think Sylvan or Huntington tutoring programs. 

Q:  Who is the program aimed at?
A:  Students in second through eighth grade with demonstrated literacy gaps and students who attend Title I schools or who can demonstrate financial need. 

Q:  How do I know it will work for my child?
A:  Our students show an average Reading Lexile increase of 350 points over 8-9 months.


Q:  How much does SMART cost?
A:  It's free for low-income students and at a reduced market rate for middle-income students.

Q:  Are there any requirements?
A:  Yes. Students must attend at least 80 percent of the sessions offered in order to qualify for the scholarship.

Q:  How can you offer scholarships?
A:  Through funding from the Charlotte COVID-19 Response Fund and other supporters.

Q:  How can students take advantage of SMART Tutoring if group gatherings are limited?
A:  During the summer, we will offer an 8-week virtual tutoring program. When the school year resumes, we hope to be able to offer socially distanced services in person.

Q:  How can I learn more?
A:  Email