Common Ground Tutors

Mission:

Our virtual high-dosage tutoring program provides K-12 schools with personalized, small group tutoring aligned to their school’s Math and ELA curriculum. Our certified teachers focus on closing the learning gap, boosting test scores, and helping students reach their fullest potential.

Program Description:

With Common Ground Tutors, students are grouped by skill level into small cohorts of 4 students and receive personal attention during their 45-minute tutoring sessions, three times a week. Students learn best when they develop a long-term relationship with a tutor who knows them well, cares for them, and gives them the personal attention they need. This is key to academic achievement, as well as social-emotional learning. SEL and positive psychology are core guiding principles in all our work, as research shows that SEL is closely linked to improvement in academic performance. Additionally, a whole-child educational philosophy is key to our approach. We begin each session with artistic inspiration: a poem, song, movement exercise, and/or story grounded in wisdom. This engages the whole child in learning: “head, heart, and hands.” Students receive a healing education and build a strong holistic foundation for their future.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
2023
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Naperville, Illinois
States of Operation
Alabama,
Alaska,
Arizona,
Arkansas,
California,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
Florida,
Georgia,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
New York,
North Carolina,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oklahoma,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
South Dakota,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
Washington DC,
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Virtual
Operation Locations
We are able to operate anywhere in the United States, since our programs are virtual.
Most recent number of students served
< 50
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Math,
Reading,
Science,
Social Studies,
Other
Other subjects
We offer tutoring in any K-12 Subject
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese. Our tutors speak a variety of languages, not all of which are listed here. If you need the tutor to speak a specific language and we don't have anyone in our network, we will find someone for you!
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Asian 10%, Black or African American 20%, Hispanic or Latino 20%, and White 50%.
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Virtual
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4
Number of Sessions Per Week
Three days per week, Four days per week, Five days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
30-45 minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
13-20 weeks, 20-38 weeks, > 38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
No
Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, School
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$500-$999
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher, Pre-Service Teacher, K-12 Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant/Aide
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Sonia Lal

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