Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Heart Math Tutoring


The mission is to ensure all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success, by helping schools use volunteers as tutors. The program serves as a Tier II Intervention for elementary students who are below grade level in math.

Program Description

Tutors work with elementary schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and provide 30 minute 1:1 tutoring sessions twice per week during the school day. The program serves 50 students in grades 1-5 per school who are nominated by school staff based on their need for math support.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Charlotte, North Carolina
States of Operation
North Carolina
Operation Locations
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade
Languages Offered
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
4% Hispanic/Latino, 10% Asian, 11% Black or African American, 71% White
During School
Delivery Mode
Student-Tutor Ratio
Number of Sessions Per Week
Number of Minutes Per Session
Number of Weeks Per Program
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description

We seek family permission for students to enroll after students are nominated by school staff. From there, we send quarterly progress reports and at-home math resources to families. In a typical school year, we host two family engagement events to celebrate student progress and practice math games with families.

Organization Type
Customer Type
District, School
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Each school pays $10,000 per year. We raise $50,000 per school from community philanthropy per year.
Type of Tutor
Tutoring Staff, Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Emily Gaffney

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