CityTutor DC Partners with American University School of Education to Expand High-Impact Tutoring to More DC Students
American University students will provide tutoring to students at Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School in Northeast DC
WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 1, 2021) – American University School of Education and CityTutor DC today announced a partnership to bring high-impact tutoring to DC elementary school students at Perry Street Preparatory Public Charter School in Northeast DC.
Over the past month, American University (AU) School of Education students began providing tutoring twice a week to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students at the Ward 5 elementary school. By early 2022, the School of Education expects to expand the program, called AU Future Teacher Tutors, to:
- Serve more DC public schools,
- Include 50 School of Education graduate and undergraduate students, and
- Continue training tutors to ensure DC elementary school students meet grade-level expectations and improve literacy outcomes.
Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Dean of the American University School of Education, said the partnership would support learning for elementary school students receiving tutoring as well as AU students.
“Not only does our partnership improve learning outcomes for our DC public school students, it also offers American University School of Education students the opportunity to receive real-world training,” Dr. Holcomb-McCoy said. “As tutors, they will work with educators to build off lesson plans being taught in classrooms.”
CityTutor DC is continuing to partner with organizations to expand opportunities for more DC students to receive high-impact tutoring – a research-backed practice that involves frequent, consistent small group or one-on-one sessions between a trained tutor and student to supplement classroom learning. For more information about this work, visit CityTutorDC.org.
About American University School of Education
American University leverages the power and purpose of scholarship, learning, and community to impact our changing world. From sustainability to social justice to the sciences, AU’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni are changemakers. Building on our 128-year history of education and research in the public interest, we say ‘Challenge Accepted’ to addressing the world’s pressing issues. Our Change Can’t Wait comprehensive campaign creates transformative educational opportunities, advances research with impact, and builds stronger communities.
About CityTutor DC
CityTutor DC is a coalition of 50+ schools, community organizations, and city leaders aiming to overcome the educational impacts of the pandemic by expanding access to high-impact tutoring for 10,000 students across DC. CityTutor DC’s coalition is coordinated by CityBridge Education, a nonprofit that incubates the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-driven innovation in DC’s schools.