The HIT Approach
The High Impact Approach to tutoring is also referred to as High Dosage Tutoring and is defined as, “a form of teaching, one-on-one or in a small group, towards a specific goal” (National Student Support Accelerator). The NSSA goes on to say that research shows that HIT “leads to substantial learning gains for students by supplementing (but not replacing) students’ classroom experiences. High-impact tutoring responds to individual needs and complements students’ existing curriculum.” In other words, it works!
Show Me the Research!
As educators, we are constantly tasked with analyzing data. Increasingly, the results are showing that the high-impact approach to tutoring is effective at helping to close the achievement gap for underserved students. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education in Washington D.C. has taken concrete steps to mitigate the learning loss experienced by students during the pandemic by focusing funding and research for High Impact Tutoring and its effectiveness. Here is the full guide for further reading.
MTT’s Approach to Tutoring in School Partnerships
As schools nationwide continue to address the impact of pandemic-related learning loss, research is consistently demonstrating that the provision of high-impact, high-dosage tutoring is the most effective strategy for advancing student learning and closing the achievement gap.
MTT teacher-tutors are certified and experienced educators who leverage their extensive knowledge of the most current curriculum and grade level standards in order to help students overcome academic challenges and re-discover their love of learning. We use the pillars of tutoring as a guide to ensure we are reaching the standards for HIT to be effective.
Pillars of Tutoring
(per the Office of the State Superintendent of Education)
- Grounded in trusting relationships
- Focused on tutor effectiveness
- Supported by high-quality curriculum
- Occurring frequently
- Organized in small groups
- Collaborative with schools
MTT’s School Partnerships
MTT is partnered with schools in and around the state of Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas. Our teacher-tutors consistently deliver impeccable service through:
- Implementing diagnostic assessment data to ensure students are getting supplemental support that is relevant and impactful,
- Collecting data from students early on as a way of understanding where students are to take them where they need to go, and
- Using data points to inform and adjust their support and instruction tailored to each student.
The result? Significant academic gains during their time with us, and beyond.
To learn more about how our team of experts can help your child make substantial strides in their academic progress, reach out to our Student Solutions team today at [email protected].
Tiffany Verhoosel is currently a Computer Science teacher in the Baltimore City School District. Coming from a background of business she joined the Baltimore City Teaching Residency over ten years ago to make the career change into education and has never looked back. Her degree from Johns Hopkins, a Master of Science in Digital Age Learning and Educational Technology, helped propel her from Special Educator to her current teaching position where she teaches Kindergarten to eighth grade students how to code.