Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Access Accelerated Learning Solutions, Inc.

Mission

The mission of Access Accelerated Learning Solutions is to ensure that underserved urban students in grades 4-12 receive expert results-oriented literacy development tutoring that results in higher-than-expected academic achievement in reading, writing, and in general learning.

Program Description

Access’ Self-Directed Learners' Tutoring Program is a 40-session, metacognitive learning development program that develops learning competence among each student in 40 sessions. Our goal is to help students develop fluency in literacy-based applications and in foundational self-directed study skills that aid learning. Another intent is to strengthen students' skills in self-directed learning strategies as well as to facilitate their ability to construct meaning from informational text. Our tutors are skilled in using a venerated cognitive science learning vehicle, Reciprocal Teaching, and in integrating cognitive strategies into the students’ learning process.

Because constructing understanding requires both cognitive and metacognitive elements, Access’ 40-session program is designed for students in grades 4-12. The program teaches and reinforces skills with the goal of accelerating students’ capacity to learn and improve their reading and writing competence. The summer program seeks to help students construct knowledge using cognitive strategies, guide, regulate, and evaluate their learning by using metacognitive strategies and provide students with a jump start for regular school programming.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Other type of service

Offer one-on-one and/or small group tutoring directly to students, either in-person, virtually, or through both modes of delivery; and offer materials (e.g., an instructional scope and sequence, placement assessment, progress monitoring tools) that are used by a tutoring program, but do not offer tutoring directly.
 

Year Started
2001
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Oak Park, MI
States of Operation
Michigan
Operation Locations
Columbus, Georgia, Phoenix, Arizona, Atlanta, Georgia
Most recent number of students served
1,000-4,999
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Reading,
Social Studies,
Science
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Asian 25%, Black or African American 65%, Hispanic or Latino 5%, White 5%
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:5
Number of Sessions Per Week
Five days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
46-60 minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
7-12 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement
Sharing tutoring session content , Reporting attendance, Sharing academic progress, Sharing social or emotional progress, Sharing at-home support suggestions, Family/Caregiver survey, Goal setting and monitoring progress toward goals
Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
District, Parent, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$2,000-$2,400
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher, Pre-Service Teacher, K-12 Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant/Aide, College/University Student (e.g. any college/university student who is not a pre-service teacher)
Other tutor type
Contractors; Working towards college (BA/AA) degree, College diploma, Graduate degree, Teacher certification
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact

Dr. Carolyn J. Carter accessreaders@gmail.com or William T. Carter bhesinmich@gmail.com


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