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Announcing FEV's End of Year Student & Teacher Testimonial Contests

Posted by Caitlin Powers on May 26, 2017 11:39:37 AM

Calling all FEV Tutor participants: We want to hear from you! We're running an end of year contest open to all students, teachers, and administrators that participated in tutoring this academic year. We'll be selecting multiple winners, so make sure you enter today!

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Topics: Student Engagement, Online Tutoring, Teacher Support, Thank you, Testimonials

FEV Tutor's Student & Teacher Rewards Program

Posted by Caitlin Powers on May 11, 2017 12:19:32 PM

Attention Partners: FEV Tutor wants to reward your teachers and students for participating in FEV Tutor's Online Tutoring program! 

With the end of the school year fast approaching, we wanted to take a moment to remind our partners of FEV's Rewards Program to make sure that schools can "cash-in" before time runs out.  

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Topics: Welcome, Personalized Learning, Overview, Student Engagement, Online Tutoring, Rewards Program, Teacher Support, Partner Tips, Thank you

How to Set your Online Tutoring Program Up for Success

Posted by Caitlin Powers on May 8, 2017 1:26:21 PM

Congrats! If you are reading this you have likely made the decision to offer FEV's live, 1-to-1 virtual tutoring (or you are at least exploring what online tutoring would look like) at your school or district. Welcome to the FEV Tutor family! We are honored to have the opportunity to work with your students to help them progress on their academic journey.

This post is meant to provide some guidance from our Education Team for best practices on how to get the most out of our online tutoring programs. Follow these steps to help maximize the impact of your live, 1-to-1 tutoring initiative.

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Topics: Welcome, Personalized Learning, Overview, Efficacy, Parent Involvement, Student Engagement, Family Engagement, Online Tutoring, Best Practices

Partner Spotlight: Measured Gains with AVID & Title I Students - Silverado High School [Video]

Posted by Caitlin Powers on Mar 14, 2017 12:27:41 PM

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. 

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Topics: FEV Success Story, Math Tuttoring, Title I, AVID

Family & Student Engagement

Posted by Caitlin Powers on May 24, 2016 12:02:46 PM


While there are many options available to schools and districts to provide students supplemental tutoring support, few companies are able to offer the same level of Parent Involvement that FEV Tutor delivers our partners. We understand that by including parents, students, and teachers in the planning process and keeping all parties informed throughout the student's journey, FEV can deliver impactful virtual tutoring solutions that make a tangible difference on student achievement.

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Topics: After School Tutoring, In-School Tutoring, Virtual Tutor, Virtual Tutoring Model, Parent Involvement, Student Engagement, Family Engagement

Introducing Blend & Extend Tutoring

Posted by Caitlin Powers on May 16, 2016 11:46:13 AM


We're happy to announce our newest virtual tutoring model: Blend & Extend! FEV created this new tutoring model after speaking to many of our partners who were looking for a way to offer their students scheduled targeted tutoring during academic programming and offer students live, 1-to-1 support outside of the school day for homework help, course support, and more. 

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Topics: After School Tutoring, In-School Tutoring, Virtual Tutor, Virtual Tutoring Model

FEV Tutor Interviewed for the "On the Vendor Floor" Podcast

Posted by Caitlin Powers on Feb 23, 2016 12:45:14 PM


Earlier this month FEV Tutor's Vice President and Co-Founder, Ryan Patenaude, sat down with Melissa Emler  for an interview featured on Elmer's podcast, On the Vendor Floor.

Emler, the Director of Innovation at a regional education service agency in Wisconsin servicing 31 districts in the region, created On the Vendor Floor after attending ISTE 2015 and being overwhelmed by the sheer number of vendors in the Exhibit hall. According to Emler, "There were so many people, and I had a hard time engaging in meaningful conversations in that space." She went on to produce On the Vendor Floor as a way to connect entrepreneurs with educators across the country to enhance learning. And since educators can listen on their own time, it provides them the opportunity to sit-in on more meaningful conversations about innovative EdTech companies, products, and solutions available to support their learners.

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Topics: Podcast, Virtual Tutor, Overview, Interview

In case you missed it...FEV's virtual tutoring was featured in the OLC Online Learning Journal!

Posted by Caitlin Powers on Feb 16, 2016 3:17:33 PM

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)." 

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Topics: FEV Success Story, Research, Efficacy

Partner Spotlight: South Cobb High School, GA [Video]

Posted by Caitlin Powers on Feb 2, 2016 10:43:23 AM


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.

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Topics: FEV Success Story, Remediation, video, Title I

Partner Spotlight: Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

Posted by Caitlin Powers on Dec 18, 2015 10:04:22 AM


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.

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Topics: FEV Success Story, After School Tutoring, In-School Tutoring, Personalized Learning

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