At the end of each school year, FEV Tutor ran a testimonial contest open to all teachers and administrators at our partner school sites. We believe it’s important to not only know how our students feel about our services but also the educators implementing tutoring in their classroom. We were happy to hear such positive reviews, but don't take our word for it, take a look at some of our favorite submissions below.
At the end of each school year, FEV Tutor runs a testimonial contest open to all students who participated in tutoring. It is always rewarding hearing from students how we were able to help them to succeed! But don't take our word for it, take a look at some of our favorite submissions below.
Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD), a diverse Title I district located in the San Bernardino-Riverside Metropolitan Area of California, historically struggled in Math. With the changing rigor of California Common Core State Standards, students throughout the district were falling further behind. Over three quarters of students district-wide were scoring below proficiency on the California Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment. District administrators knew they had to address Math achievement head-on. They would need to think outside of the box to get students additional supports to keep them on track to fulfill California A-G Requirements and place them on a College and Career Ready path.
In November FEV Tutor was pleased to present at the EdTechTeacher Summit with Chris Shearer, Principal of Holcomb Bridge Middle School (HBMS) of Fulton County Schools. Principal Shearer and FEV's Director of Academics, Daniel Hebert, lead a session titled: Personalized Learning - A Story About Collaboration and Changing Outcomes for Students. As a part of the presentation, FEV Tutor premiered our latest Success Story video which showcases the impact FEV's tutoring had on HBMS struggling Math students and includes feedback from Holcomb Bridge administrators, teachers, and students. We've included the video in the blog post below!
As an approved tutoring provider for Dallas Independent School District, FEV Tutor partnered with Thomas Jefferson High School, Thomas Jefferson Collegiate Academy, Pinkson Collegiate Academy, and Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global Collegiate Academy to deliver online tutoring to help Dallas ISD students to prepare for STAAR End of Course (EOC) Assessments and the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment.
As a district-approved virtual tutoring provider at Fulton County Schools (FCS), FEV Tutor has partnered with several FCS Elementary and Middle Schools in the Greater Atlanta area to deliver highly-targeted, live, 1-to-1 Math and ELA Tutoring support. Each tutoring program has been planned collaboratively with school leadership and customized based on the needs of individual school sites. Our classroom-connected tutoring services have been delivered during the school day, after-school, and at-home on nights and weekends to help students to bridge skill-gaps, prepare for the Georgia Milestones assessment, support remediation, and as an in-school suspension support service for FCS students.
In this success story we are profiling the Math student achievement gains attained by 8th grade students at Holcomb Bridge Middle School who participated in an intensive Math skill-building program ahead of the Georgia Milestones Exam. We are pleased to say that after one semester of FEV's tutoring services 70% of participating students went on to exceed their projected gains on the Georgia Milestones Math Assessment. On their seasonal STAR assessments, the average Holcomb Bridge FEV tutor participant grew from the 61st nationwide percentile to the 72nd percentile from Fall to Spring.
Last month FEV Tutor was honored to present at the National Title I Conference with Victor Valley Union High School District (VVUHSD). Together with Silverado High School Principal, Heather Conkle, we shared details of our partnership to drive measured gains for AVID and Title I Math students through live, 1-to-1 virtual tutoring.
Watch the video below to learn what lead the school to partner with FEV Tutor and to hear program highlights and results from Silverado students, teachers, and administrators.
We're excited to announce that this winter the Peer Review Journal, Online Learning Consortium Online Learning Journal Volume 19, Issue 5 - December 2015, included a third party efficacy study on FEV's Virtual Tutoring Services written by Shanan Chappell, Pamela Arnold, John Nunnery, and Melva Grant of Old Dominion University!
This was a special issue of Online Learning which focused on bringing additional rigor and research in K-12 Online Learning to examine both what is not working in K-12 online settings and to "investigate and report instances of effective policy and practice in K-12 Online and surrounding settings such as K-12 blended classrooms or online learning for non K-12 students (Lokey-Vega & Barbour)."
This month FEV Tutor is pleased to feature South Cobb High School on the blog. Together with South Cobb's Assistant Principal, Candice Jimerson-Johnson, we lead a session at the National Title I Conference to showcase how SCHS utilizes FEV's services to innovate their school's Title I tutoring programs.
Below please find the video we presented during our session. Watch to learn what South Cobb students, teachers, and administrators liked most about FEV Tutor's virtual tutoring services.
This month FEV Tutor is proud to profile our partnership with Santa Ana Unified School District in sunny Southern California!
In Early December FEV Tutor and Santa Ana administrators worked together to launch a virtual tutoring program to support five of the district's Intermediate Schools. FEV is tutoring students during the school day, after school as part of an Extended Learning Program, and at home on evenings and weekends for identified SAUSD students.
We are especially excited to share details of this partnership, as Santa Ana USD offers an innovative and forward thinking approach to personalized learning.