New Year, New Partnerships: CityTutor DC Activates School Day HIT Providers

CityTutor DC (CTDC) is proud to announce expanded partnerships with six tutoring provider partners—including universities, tutoring organizations, and school networks—to provide school day high-impact tutoring (HIT) for several hundred students throughout the District this school year. Research has shown that integrating school day HIT allows schools to maximize access for students who could benefit most from tutoring and is often necessary for successful HIT implementation (e.g., Guryan et al., 2021; Sirinides et al., 2018; National Student Accelerator).

“Our goal to expand HIT access to 10,000 students and beyond relies on the activation of tutors that can work during the school day with strong training, and these partners have risen to the challenge,” says CTDC’s Executive Director, Cat Peretti. 

As OSSE’s strategic partner in implementing HIT across the District, CTDC will support each tutoring partner through program design, data collection, and a focus on best practices and common trends in quarterly Communities of Practice. 


American University School of Education mobilizes college students to provide first and second graders at Perry Street Prep PCS and Hendley Elementary School with early literacy tutoring and 1:1 tutoring relationships.

Blueprint Schools Network‘s Math Fellows Program is a daily school day HIT model that builds students’ math skills and confidence so that they achieve academic success and enjoy learning math. Blueprint’s Math Fellows are providing HIT support to over 100 students at DC Prep’s Edgewood and Benning campuses and E.L. Haynes Middle School. In January and February, they expanded into three additional schools: Statesmen College Preparatory Academy for Boys, Ballou High School, and Perry Street Preparatory PCS

The GWU Math Matters tutoring program—a partnership between CTDC, George Washington University’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service and GWTeach program—recruits, trains, and manages tutors specializing in middle school math. Professors have worked directly with the school leaders to align lesson plans to what students learn in the classroom. GWU Math Matters is preparing middle school students for Algebra I and has provided HIT for almost 200 students across six DCPS middle schools. 

Raising A Village Foundation offers Driven 2 Succeed (D2S), a youth-development program for K-12 students that provides support during the school day and after school in the areas of academic interventions in math and literacy, social emotional learning, and college and career readiness. Between October and December 2022, the D2S program activated almost 100 tutors to provide HIT to over 300 K-12 students in both ELA and math at eight of DCPS’s greatest needs schools. 

RISE DC tutors are retired teachers who support students at E.L. Haynes Middle School, E.L. Haynes High School, Roosevelt STAY, and Anacostia High School. From October through December, tutors provided 77,624 minutes of HIT to over 100 students in both ELA and math. 

Tutor Partners empowers parents and students with the mindset, knowledge, and skills necessary to overcome academic and life challenges. They have provided high-impact tutoring to over 100 students at Roots PCS and Kingsman Academy PCS. 


About CityTutor DC

CityTutor DC brings together schools, community organizations, and city leaders aiming to expand access to high-impact tutoring for kindergarten through 12th grade students across DC. 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.

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