High-Dosage Tutoring Programs Can Help Ease Teacher Shortages

RealClear Education


Here’s an idea for patching holes in the teacher talent pipeline: invest in “high-dosage” tutoring programs – those involving intensive one-on-one or small-group tutoring.

Consider Saga Education, the high-dosage math tutoring program we founded and lead. About 30 percent of our tutoring fellows – recent college graduates and seasoned professionals alike – have used their work with us as springboards to jobs in the classroom. Most arrive with no training or experience in education, only an aptitude for algebra and an eagerness to support students. After being embedded in a school for a year or more, many discover a passion for teaching they never knew they had.


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