High Impact Tutoring
The High Impact Tutoring program helps students build a solid foundation in math and science. We collaborate with junior high school teachers in the Santa Barbara area to place tutors in the classroom. We target the students who may not have the resource from home to support them academically, and we work closely with teachers to customize the support, track students' progress, and provide feedback to ensure the best outcome.
Math Tutorial Mentors
Math Tutorials are a collaborative environment in which students use the inquiry process and Socratic dialogue to address Points of Confusion from their content classes in order to come to a more complete understanding of what they are learning. We provide mentors to lead the Math Tutorials while supervised by teachers. Through this process, students practice public speaking, asking questions using academic vocabulary, taking notes, analyzing the process of each question, and writing reflections about their learning.
We collaborate with schools to integrate our tutoring program with schools' Multi-Tier-System of Support (MTSS), focusing on tier-2 support. The teachers identify students who need one-on-one support, and our tutors work closely with the students to complete their assignments and prepare for tests.
Engage, Encourage, Empower
While the High Impact Tutoring Program focuses on academic growth in math and science, the essential element is to ensure that the students can and are willing to engage with the tutors. Throughout the year, we brought different projects (STEAM build, logic challenges, etc. ) to engage with students. These projects provide alternative ways for our tutors to engage with students and help them develop critical thinking skills.
“They were really nice and understanding. They helped me learn and understand the math. Some even taught me stuff ahead of time so I felt comfortable.”
Student, Goleta Valley Junior High, 2022-2023