Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Beacon Hill Preparatory Institute

Mission

Beacon Hill supplements school systems and prepares students and families for success by providing reading and math tutoring, parent education, college preparation, and enrichment activities for more than 1000 low-income high-risk African American and Hispanic students via in-school, after-school, virtual, and summer programs in South Dallas, TX and surrounding communities each year.

Program Description

Our goal is to get all participants at grade-level proficiency or above in math and/or reading. We accomplish this via small-group tutoring for grades PK4-12 in in-school, after-school, summer, and virtual programs targeted primarily at low-performing schools and students in South Dallas and surrounding communities. Students receive individualized attention, achieve academic mastery in core subjects, and show demonstrable proof of applied learning that will ensure their academic success in middle school, high school, and beyond. Each student is assessed, followed by the development of a customized learning plan. Certified professionals, assisted by trained volunteers, provide two to three hours of weekly tutoring using integrated exercises, workbooks, and storybooks. Students develop self-discipline, focus, and ability as they progress at their own pace; promoting confidence in their own abilities.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
2006
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Dallas, TX
States of Operation
Texas
Operation Locations
South Dallas and surrounding areas
Most recent number of students served
1000
Subject Offered
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
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
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
10%
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Hispanic or Latino- 10%, Black or African American 80%, White 10%
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
3:1 in person, 2:1 virtual
Number of Sessions Per Week
2
Number of Minutes Per Session
60
Number of Weeks Per Program
30
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Via regular student progress reports and parent education workshops.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, Parent, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$800
Cost to Student
Varies; most are scholarships, so only pay a modest registration fee.
Type of Tutor
Tutoring Staff
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Charnella Derry

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