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What is CityTutor DC?
CityTutor DC serves as the coordinated coalition to expand access to high-impact tutoring (HIT) to students in Washington, DC.
Founded in early 2021, our coalition of 50+ members connects schools, community-based organizations, and other committed stakeholders to accelerate learning for DC students through HIT.
CityTutor DC is an initiative of CityBridge Education, a nonprofit that incubates the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-driven innovation in DC’s schools.
CityTutor DC is partnering with schools, tutoring providers, institutes of higher education, and community-based organizations to expand the scope and impact of quality tutoring opportunities for DC’s students. We aim to support kindergarten through 12th grade public school students with high-impact tutoring. Learn more about our strategy and theory of change.
What is High-Impact Tutoring?
A research-based practice of supplementing classroom instruction in a one-on-one or small group setting where a trained, quality tutor and student meet frequently and consistently, with a focus on math and/or literacy.
Tutoring is considered one of the most effective evidence-based interventions for students. A review of nearly 200 studies found that high-impact tutoring can lead to larger learning gains in math and reading than other school-based interventions.
Although high-impact tutoring can take a variety of forms, to achieve the biggest benefit for students, CityTutor DC believes that all programs should meet as many of the following standards as possible:
A key aspect of our work is the creation and support of CityTutor Hubs. These Hubs serve as gathering spaces for students and trained tutors to build trusted partnerships as students grow in their academic achievement. CityTutor DC is providing funding, training, tools, and collaboration to ensure Hubs are successful and meet the needs of every student.
Learn more about our latest CityTutor Hubs.
Our Design Sprints are a multi-week learning series that support school teams in designing and implementing high-impact tutoring into their intervention work.
Our next round of Design Sprints will be held in January.
Design Sprint participants will receive:
- Facilitation to help leaders integrate high-impact tutoring into the school day
- Support in designing and redesigning an implementation plan and follow-up implementation support
- Best practices and ongoing coaching and support for continuous improvement
- A community of like-minded leaders in DC Public and Charter Schools
- Greater access to qualified tutors to support your school team
Who should attend?
- School leaders with the ability to approve budgets and schedules
- Counselors who manage the master schedule
- Academic deans and/or Instructional coaches
- Lead content teachers
Note: You should participate as a school team, with at least two participants from your school
CityTutor DC is led by education professionals who share a commitment to the success of every student.
Director of Implementation
Director of Partnerships
Director of Interventions
The CityTutor DC Advisory Group has been instrumental in shaping CityTutor DC’s vision. Their strategic advice and expertise help us refine our approach and embrace opportunities to better serve our students furthest from opportunity.
Executive Director, Reading Partners
CEO & Co-Founder, GOODProjects
Founder & Executive Director, EmpowerK12
Maya Martin Cadogan
Founder and Executive Director, PAVE
Lynsey Wood Jeffries
Chief Executive Officer, DC SCORES
Executive Director, DC Action
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, City Year DC
Dr. Beshon Trusty
Executive Director, DC Metro with Higher Achievement
Principal, Center City DC PCS
Interim Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education