Once you have completed initial planning, the next critical task is designing the tutoring program. Districts may choose to partner with a tutoring provider and use the provider’s program design, design and grow their own tutoring program or pursue a hybrid approach. If you have not done so already, learn more about how to choose an approach for your district in Tutoring Approach: Partner with a Provider, Grow Your Own Program or Hybrid?
The following includes two supplements – 3A: Partnering with a Provider is designed to support districts who plan to partner with a provider and 3B: Grow your Own is designed for districts that plan to develop their own tutoring program. Both supplements should be reviewed by districts that plan to use a hybrid approach.
Section 3A: Partnering with a Provider
Introduction to Partnering with a Provider
- Overview: Why is partnering with a provider a good option?
- What are the prerequisites for partnering with a provider?
Partnering with a Provider: Selecting a Provider
- Overview: What are the key steps to selecting a provider?
- Where can you source providers?
- How do you vet providers?
- Provider Selection Tool
- General Fit/Experience in Identified Focus Area
- Impact and the Elements of High-Impact Tutoring
- Level of Alignment with the District
- Logistical and Operational Requirements
Partnering with a Provider: Issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP)
- Overview: How do you plan for issuing an RFP?
- What district approval processes should be considered?
- How do you design an RFP?
Partnering with a Provider: Contracting with a Provider
- Overview: Why is it important to have a contract?
- How do you develop a contract, agreement, or memorandum of understanding?
- Why are data-sharing agreements critical?
Partnering with a Provider: Collaborating with a Provider
- Overview: Why is it important to collaborate with your tutoring provider?
- What are best practices for collaborating with tutoring providers?
- Which stakeholders should be involved in collaboration efforts and how?
- What topics should be covered in collaboration efforts?
- How do you work with multiple providers?
Section 3B: Grow Your Own Program
Introduction to Growing Your Own Program
- Overview: What does grow your own tutoring program mean?
- Does growing your own program mean starting from scratch?
- Should you grow your own program?
Growing Your Own Program: Designing Your Tutoring Model
- Overview: What does Model Design involve?
- How do you develop a Logic Model?
- How do you design a cohesive tutoring model?
- Model Design: What best practices does the most recent research support?
Grow Your Own Program: Recruiting and Selecting Tutors
- Overview: How do you build an effective and diverse cohort of tutors?
- Which tutor types can be effective tutors?
- How many tutors do you need to hire?
- How will you recruit tutors?
- How will you select and screen your final tutor candidates?
- How will you set clear expectations in tutor contracts and agreements?
Growing Your Own Program: Training and Supporting Tutors
- Overview: Why is tutor training and support important?
- How will you prepare your tutors before they start tutoring?
- How will you match tutors with students?
- How will you ensure your tutors’ sessions align with your students’ school curriculum?
- How will you supervise and support your tutors?