WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 17, 2022) – George Washington University and CityTutor DC have formed a partnership to bring high-impact tutoring to DC middle school students at Eliot-Hine Middle School and Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Northeast DC and Sousa Middle School in Southeast DC.
This partnership is part of the coordinated effort to respond to missed learning during the pandemic, which has now disrupted three school years. CityTutor DC is expanding opportunities for DC students to receive high-impact tutoring – a research-backed practice that involves frequent, consistent small group sessions between a trained tutor and student to supplement classroom learning.
The George Washington University Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service teamed up with the GWTeach program to offer the Math Matters tutoring program. The Nashman Center recruits, trains, and manages tutors specializing in middle school math and professors have worked directly with the school leaders to align lesson plans to what they learn in the classroom.
Amy Cohen, Executive Director of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, has led this effort to support learning not only for the middle school students receiving tutoring but for the GW students providing tutoring support as well.
“We saw the need to accelerate young learners in the wake of the pandemic’s disruptions, and we’re glad to have the resources to meet that need and give GW students meaningful opportunities for service and connection to the broader DC community” said Cohen.
The last week of January, twenty GW Math Matters tutors began working with students at the Ward 6 and 7 middle schools.
About George Washington University’s Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service
The mission of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service is to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. The Center promotes equity and active citizenship in a diverse democracy, focuses GW’s resources to address community needs through reciprocal partnerships beyond the campus, and enhances teaching, learning, and scholarship at GW.
About George Washington University’s GW Teach Program
GWTeach is a minor and teacher certification program at the George Washington University based on a nationally recognized program called UTeach. Students completing the GWTeach program have an opportunity to obtain teacher certification to complement the degree in their field — math, science, computer science, or engineering, opening more than one career pathway upon graduation.
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’ is managed by CityBridge Education, a nonprofit that incubates the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-driven innovation in DC’s schools.