Monthly Archives: April 2013

How are we bridging the achievement gap?

Over the years, T4A has had dramatic results on the students we’ve reached. Below are the MCAS results from our 2012 programs:

Here’s what our kids are facing and how we make a difference:

Fewer than 2 in 10 public school ninth-graders will graduate with a post-secondary degree.

Data Source: Blackboard Institute’s “Closing the Gap between High School and College”// Image source: Tutors for All

Tutors for All bridges the achievement gap one student at a time. Through bringing together colleges, schools, and community resources, we offer underserved students the systematic individualized instruction they need in order to thrive.

Our programs transform the lives of Boston youth and the college students who tutor them. In the process, they are establishing large-scale individualized instruction as one of very few educational interventions successfully preparing underserved students for success in college and beyond.

What are tutorials?

Tutorials are individualized instructional sessions led by personally matched work-study, service learning, and volunteer college students.

Tutorials are:

  • Individually planned
  • Scheduled and mandatory
  • Skills-based (for the most part, math and reading).
  • Goal and assessment driven
  • A proven strategy for bridging the achievement gap

What kind of tutorials has Tutors for All successfully run?

1. Skills tutorials (grades 4-9)

  • a. Reading, writing, and/or math
  • b. 60-90 minutes per day
  • c. Summer and Academic Year Programs
  • d. 1-5 Days per week

2. MCAS Prep (10th grade)

  • ELA, math, biology, and physics
  • 3 hours per day/one day per week

3. College Preparation and Success

  • Accuplacer Preparation
  • Academic mindset/learning strategies


Help us close the achievement gap!

New Educational Partnership between Boston Cathedral High School and Tutors for All Exceeds Expectations

News Story1Boston Cathedral High School and Tutors for All anticipate that approximately ninety-percent of all participating students will be at or above grade level in English and math by the end of the first year of the program. Thus far, mid-year assessments have the students on pace to achieve this goal. Read the full story.