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 online 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: Will my child still get homework help?
A: Yes, as time allows.
Q: I'd like for my child to take fine arts lessons in piano, violin, brass, ballet, art or music appreciation?
A: Not a problem. It's included in the program.
Q: How do I enroll my child?
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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 receive the scholarship.
Q: How can you offer scholarships?
A: Through funding from the NC Department Public Instruction, Charlotte COVID-19 Response Fund and other supporters.
Q: How can students take advantage of SMART Tutoring if group gatherings are limited?
A: We are offering virtual tutoring program. When the in-person school year resumes, we hope to be able to offer socially distanced services in person.
Q: How can I learn more?
A: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704.372.3742.