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October 01, 2022

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Metro Schools Seeking Volunteer Tutors This Fall

Community rallies to provide high-impact tutoring in reading and math.

To help even more Nashville students accelerate learning and close learning gaps in reading and math, Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) is working with PENCIL, Vanderbilt’s Tutor Nashville and other organizations across the community to expand the district’s successful high-impact tutoring program this fall.

The Accelerating Scholars program is actively recruiting community volunteers to tutor more than 7,000 MNPS students who need a little extra help and personalized support, especially in elementary reading or middle school and high school math.

“The goal of our Every Student Known initiative is to meet the needs of each individual student, and volunteer tutors through our Accelerating Scholars program are making a huge difference for students who need a little extra time and attention, especially in reading and math.,” said Dr. Adrienne Battle, MNPS Director of Schools. “We hope volunteers all across the community will answer the call and help us accelerate learning for Nashville’s next generation of students this fall.”

Volunteer tutors will be matched with students, based on the volunteer’s availability, to provide support in three, 30-minute long virtual or in-person tutoring sessions every week during the fall semester beginning September 19, 2022. Session times will take place during the regular school day or during structured before or after-school programming. 

Tutors will receive training and support on all tutoring session plans and materials and how to structure a virtual learning session on the platform. 

Sign up at AcceleratingScholars.org. A few hours each week could make a lifetime of difference in the lives of Nashville’s students. 

Additional information about the Accelerating Scholars Program can be found at mnps.org/learn/supportingourstudents

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.