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!
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.
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.
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.
FEV TUTOR'S FAMILY & STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TEAM INCLUDES PARENTS ON THEIR CHILD'S PATH TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS
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.
ANNOUNCING A NEW VIRTUAL TUTORING MODEL:
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.
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.
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.