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Since opening for the 2014/2015 school year, The Hearts of Gold’s Learning Center Tutoring Program has provided tutoring services to more than 200 homeless and formerly homeless children living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the Bronx.
Parents must commit to ensuring that their child attends a minimum of two tutoring sessions per week, each session lasts one hour. By collecting report cards, administering assessment exams, and completing weekly progress reports, we develop an academic picture for each student that guides our individualized tutoring plan.
The importance of improvement in academic performance is stressed to the parents, tutors, and students throughout the year, and monitored closely by our program staff.
All of the students served by the HoG Learning Center are from verified low-income households. Additionally, over 80% of the mothers of these children are verified at or below the U.S. federal poverty line.
95% of the students served by the HoG Learning Center are of African-American and/or
85% of the students live in homeless shelters or transitional housing facilities on the
Upper West Side of Manhattan, the remaining 15% have a reported history of a lack of
permanent, self-sufficient housing, as defined by Title 1 of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act.
The average age of our students is 9 years old and the highest concentration of our students is from 4th and 5th grades.
- 78% of the students attending tutoring sessions for two days per week, for the entire school year, improved their academic performance by one grade by their year-end report card.
- 50% of our students show a three month improvement in Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) reading scores after eight months of tutoring.
- 95% of parents responding to our survey reported seeing a marked improvement in their child’s behavior in school, and their weekly test scores.
- 90% of families report that our staff are readily accessible and helpful.
The tutors remain employed at The Hearts of Gold’s Learning Center Tutoring Program for an average of eighteen months (two school years). Our students and tutors often form a strong and positive tutor-student relationship that reinforces academic achievement.
The Hearts of Gold’s Learning Center Tutoring Program also provides hands-on educational experiences, particularly during the summer months. These include a group model bridge building project to enable the children to hone their math, engineering and teamwork skills; musical instrument instruction and outings to local educational and cultural institutions.