New Jersey Tutoring Corps Inc., an education nonprofit created to address educational recovery needs due to the pandemic, is successfully closing learning gaps for New Jersey PreK-8 students, according to a news release.

NJTC delivered high-quality, evidence-based high-dosage tutoring models in literacy and math in partnership with the district partners listed below. The NJTC is pleased to announce results from the 2022-2023 school year program. This would not have been possible without the leadership and willingness of the following districts to pilot embedded tutoring models.

  • Clinton Township School District (Hunterdon County).
  • Hamilton Area YMCA in 13 Hamilton Township Elementary Schools (Mercer County).
  • KIPP N.J. Schools Seek and Life (Essex County).
  • Roseville Community Charter School (Essex County).
  • Stillwater Township School District (Sussex County).
  • Waterford Township School District (Camden County).

Katherine Bassett, the CEO of the NJTC has led the program since its inception. “We could not be more proud to share program results for the 2022-2023 school year with our inaugural partners that piloted embedded school-day tutoring. Our external, third-party evaluation shows statistically significant growth in Math and ELA. Scholars increased grade level proficiency in math from 16% to 40%. In ELA, scholars increased grade level proficiency from 23% to 40% by the end of programming.”

The 2022-2023 school year program cycle supported 500+ scholars in grades K-6 in Math and/or ELA instruction. Over 60 NJTC staff members provided responsive, personalized, and hands-on instruction aligned to New Jersey state standards. Tutors from NJTC were embedded throughout classrooms during the school day or in after-school programs, with the support of instructional coaches and site coordinators.

The NJTC is the only in-person, statewide tutoring effort with consistent results in closing the grade level proficiency gaps exacerbated by the pandemic. The NJTC supports New Jersey districts in implementing tutoring efforts with their federal title dollars or ESSER monies. Dr. William Kochis, Stillwater Township superintendent stated that, “As a smaller rural district, the added capacity of the New Jersey Tutoring Corps allows for students to receive data-driven instruction in addition to their daily lessons from our highly effective staff. We were able to utilize federal title funds to financially support this initiative and ensure a sustainable partnership for the Stillwater community.”

In Essex County, Dr. Dionne Ledford, superintendent/executive director of Roseville Community Charter School, was eager to find an innovative solution to support her youngest learners. “NJTC tutors, site coordinators and instructional coaches have become a part of our school community. They work collaboratively with staff and leadership and are deeply committed to closing learning gaps for our students in grades 2-4.”

On June 26th, the NJTC launched their third summer cycle with 23 locations, including two school districts. This summer, the NJTC will support 2,000+ scholars to be prepared for the upcoming school year by continuing to prevent summer slide through high impact tutoring.

About New Jersey Tutoring Corps: The New Jersey Tutoring Corps Inc is a nonprofit organization that provides high dosage tutoring in math and literacy for PreK-8 scholars across New Jersey. You can learn more in this profile of the organization, which was published in School Leader, the quarterly magazine of the New Jersey School Boards Association.