Local schools have identified a significant number of English Language Learners who are currently failing a class due in part to the nature of virtual schooling and the inability to provide students with the necessary linguistic support needed to access the curriculum. In addition, there are a number of BIPOC students who are falling behind in their core classes as a result of a shortage of personalized instruction as well as the existence of equity and inclusion gaps within their educational systems.
The local schools have reached out to The Equity Center’s Starr Hill Pathways Program for assistance in supporting emergent bilingual youth and underserved students—particularly in the secondary content areas (e.g., language arts, math, science, etc.). The Starr Hill Pathways Tutoring Program aims to provide academic support with linguistic and instructional support allowing the content to be easily accessible for emergent bilingual students and other students with the need.
We provide an academic tutoring program to students within our local community that is convenient, enriching, and rewarding. In partnership with undergraduate students from the University of Virginia, our mission is to empower our students to achieve their educational goals by ensuring that learning is inclusive and transformative for everyone.
Here are some of the highlights of our program:
Multilingual tutoring is provided for our ESL students and include any relevant details.
Students are eligible for reward incentives for their active participation in tutoring
Tutoring sessions are offered in-person and online during the school day or in the evenings.
Year Round Referral
Parents can refer their child for tutoring throughout the year.
After school tutoring is available with limited transportation
Annual training is conducted for our tutors.