Academic Assistance and Relational Mentoring in Your School
ANNOUNCEMENT: On Monday, November 4, after interviews, an information session, orientation, and all of last week observingin schools, University Tutors filled 64 tutoring positions in 12 Seattle Public Schools on the first day of 2nd quarter, fulfilling $419,350 in 2013-14 grant-funded contracts through University Tutors for Seattle Schools (UTSS), a non-profit directed by School of Education Professor Greg Fritzberg. UTSS employs graduate and undergraduate tutors from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, and the University of Washington, and projects that tutors will provide approximately 20,000 hours of student assistance this academic year. Despite the challenges surely to come between now and mid-June, students, teachers, and tutors will all be enriched by this positive community and cultural engagement experience.
Our straight-forward and powerful model: Local university students earn their way through college by reaching back and helping others get to college.
These undergraduates and graduates are part of a tutoring revolution sweeping across America's public schools in the decade since "No Child Left Behind."
Tutoring is not simple because education itself is not simple, but investing in tutoring relationships and college role models is a frugal and powerful option for schools.
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