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High-Quality Tutoring to Accelerate Learning Webinar Series

Date: November 17, 2021

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As states and districts use their federal recovery American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to accelerate learning over the next several school years, high-quality tutoring is a promising way to address the impact of lost instructional time due to COVID-19 and address student academic needs. Tutoring is highlighted as a key strategy in the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) ED COVID-19 Handbook, which provides strategies that can be supported by ARP funds to address opportunity gaps exacerbated by the pandemic.

This three-part webinar series will address high-quality tutoring as a strategy for accelerating learning after disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The target audience for this series includes local education agency (LEA) staff and school-level staff who have questions about choosing and implementing tutoring programs or approaches and state education agency (SEA) staff who have been tasked with distributing and vetting the use of ARP funds and seek information on evidence-based practices to assist districts and schools in choosing tutoring approaches.

Webinar 1: Research Evidence and Best Practices

September 22, 2021

In this 90-minute webinar, presenters discussed the research base for systematic, high-quality tutoring and shared a case study of how one nonprofit high school math tutoring program enacts evidence-based principles.


  • Learned about the research base for high-quality tutoring
  • Explored critical questions to ask when assessing local conditions and planning to implement tutoring programs
  • Heard examples of best practices in tutoring, as applied through one program, and how it is implemented in an example district
  • Asked questions and received resources to guide their own work


Webinar 2: Implementing and Improving Your Program

October 14, 2021

In the second webinar, presenters shared evidence-based tools developed by Brown University’s National Student Support Accelerator that facilitate district planning, launch, and continuous improvement of effective tutoring programs.


  • Learned about factors to consider during four phases related to planning for and implementing tutoring programs
  • Explored evidence-based tools to use when launching tutoring programs and engaging in continuous improvement with districts and schools
  • Heard examples and lessons learned during the four phases from pilot sites as they implemented tutoring programs
  • Had an opportunity to ask questions and receive resources to guide their own work


Webinar 3: A Deeper Dive into Literacy and Mathematics

November 17, 2021

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In this third webinar, presenters will share specific models and strategies for addressing reading and math skills used by Reading Corps and Math Corps, two AmeriCorps tutoring programs. The strategies draw on findings from several impact studies and lessons learned from replicating and expanding these programs in 14 states.

Participants will:

  • Learn how math and reading goals are addressed in the context of two national service AmeriCorps tutoring programs
  • Explore key issues related to delivery of specific tutoring interventions, assessment of student progress, and training and oversight of tutors
  • Hear examples of best practices in tutoring for reading and mathematics, including best practices for delivering tutoring to preschool students
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions and receive resources to guide their own work

November 17, 2021


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Laura Buckner,