Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Heart of Learning

Mission

We provide support in academic preparedness, academic advancement, and college and career exploration. We believe that efforts to improve student success can yield positive outcomes for student achievement and communities as a whole. We believe that all children can learn if educators are committed to doing the 'heart' work.

Program Description

We are committed to strengthening the community by supporting families, connecting resources, and cultivating positive relationships that lead to improved lives, academic advancement, individual growth, and increased opportunity. We accomplish this through a number of services and program initiatives including high-dose and high-impact tutoring personalized to address the needs of individual learners with learning differences who are also experiencing academic challenges. We use resources and tools that are proven to be effective and frequently evaluate current methods to adjust as needed.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Academic Intervention
Year Started
1995
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Duncanville, Texas
States of Operation
Texas,
Virtual
Operation Locations
Duncanville, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster, Grand Prairie
Most recent number of students served
125
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
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,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
English
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
10% Hispanic or Latino, 90% Black or African American
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1, 1:2
Number of Sessions Per Week
3-7
Number of Minutes Per Session
60
Number of Weeks Per Program
9-18
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Each parent is required to observe the first session, and then after each session, the Academic Coach meets with the parent to discuss what they worked on and how the parent can support or reinforce the learning.

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Parent, Student
Cost to Student
5 hours -12 hours $230-$504
Type of Tutor
Peer, Teacher, Tutoring Staff
Other tutor type
Consultants
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Cheryl Rischer
Contact Email

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