Tutoring Options under NCLB

Tutoring Options

Tutoring has been used for thousands of years. It used to be available only to the wealthiest of families. Today, thanks to the No Child Left Behind law, children attending the worst-performing schools in poor neighborhoods can get tutoring free of charge. This page offers some descriptions of what is available. Under NCLB, tutoring is part of “supplemental educational services,” or SES. Each state must compile a list of organizations that are qualified to provide tutoring services under the provisions of NCLB.


Is there any cost to parents?

No! If your child is eligible for tutoring under NCLB, the tutor is paid by the school district.


What is available under the law?

The KSDE has a page that gives you a basic understanding of the law. It’s called “No Child Left Behind, Supplemental Educational Services (SES) 2007-2008 Fact Sheet.” You can get it as a PDF document. We’re paraphrasing some of the most important information from that sheet in the space below.


Who can get tutoring under the law?

Your child must be attending a “Title I” school, which means that it is considered to be in a poor neighborhood. We’re working to find a list of those schools in Kansas. Until we find that, you should call your child’s school and ask “Is my child eligible for supplemental educational services under No Child Left Behind?” Your child’s school must have failed to make “adequate yearly progress” (a measure under the law) for at least two years in a row.


How long can your child receive tutoring?

Unfortunately, if the school meets certain benchmarks established by NCLB, your child will no longer be eligible for tutoring. Some schools are able to improve to the point that they meet those benchmarks, but many have not.


When will you know that your child can receive tutoring?

Your child’s school is supposed to notify you as soon as students are eligible. The school should give you a list of tutoring companies that can participate in the program. (You are free to take your child to any tutor you like if you pay for it, but under NCLB, you can free tutoring only from approved tutoring organizations.)


Can parents choose which tutoring company or organization to use?

Absolutely. That’s one great thing about the tutoring option under NCLB.


What choices do parents have?

The KSDE has put together a list of approved tutors. You can get the list in either Word or Acrobat PDF. What follows is a summary of the information in those books.

ABC Tutors
Kirk Golbach or Carol Sieber 7234 W. 151st Street Overland Park, KS 66233 913.685.8410 Fax: 913.685.0533 kgolbach@abctutors.com Serving students in grades K-12 in the Kansas City area, in school buildings or in students homes. Reading, writing, and mathematics.

Achievia Tutoring
R Dave Watson or Gene Sherrill
300 Ozark Trail Drive, Suite 1-7
Ellisville, MO 63011
314-477-3430
Achieveia1@aol.com
Serving students in grades 1-9 statewide, in school buildings or as agreed upon. Reading and mathematics.

Applied Scholastics International
Mary Duda
11755 Riverview Drive
St. Louis, MO 63138
314-355-6355
m.duda@appliedscholastics.org
Serving students in grades K-12 in the Wichita area in school buildings or in community centers. Reading and mathematics.

ATS Educational Consulting Services–Project Success
William Britt
20674 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
586-465-9474
brittw@nclb-projectsuccess.com
Serving students in grades K-8 statewide through online tutoring. Reading and mathematics.

Bluestem Learning, LLC
Connie Stilwell
Box 9101
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-1701
913.522.8864
estilwell@bluestemlearning.com
Serving students in grades 3-8 in northeast Kansas, in schools or in student’s homes. Reading, writing, and mathematics.

Bridges to Success
Larry Dixon or Katina Brenn
123 North Eisenhower Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441
785.717.4714 or 785.717.4019
LarryDixon@usd475.org or katinabrenn@usd475.org
Serving students in grades 6-8 in central Kansas, in school buildings. Reading and mathematics.

Catapult Online
Derek Abrams
506 S. Central Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
1.800.627.4276 Ext. 6861
derek.abrams@educate.com
Serving students in grades 3-12 in over 100 school districts in Kansas, in school buildings, through online instruction. Reading and mathematics.

Club Z! Inc.
Todd Walden
15310 Amberly Drive Ste. 185
Tampa, FL. 33647
800-434-2582
ses@clubztutoring.com
Serving students in grades K-12 statewide, in school buildings, student homes, or other locations. Reading and mathematics.

Education Station, LLC
Kristen Lander
10106 W. San Juan Way Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80127
303.526.3380
EducationStation@klcorp.com
Serving students in grades K-12 statewide, in school buildings, student homes, or other locations. Reading and mathematics.

HUDDLE Learning, Inc.
Dr. Donald H. Fast
532 North Rock Road
Newton, KS 67114
316-842-9958
dhfast@southwind.net
Serving students in grades K-12 in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Sedgwick Counties, in school buildings, student homes, or other locations. Reading, writing and mathematics.

JFL Enterprises, Inc. d.b.a. Failure Free Reading
Joseph Lockavitch
140 Cabarrus Avenue
West Concord, NC 28025
1.800.542.2170
ses@failurefree.com
Serving students in grades K-12 statewide, in school buildings or community centers. Reading and writing.

Jefferson Learning, LLC
Casey Moore
10101 Thompkins Lane
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
866-483-8887 or 405-208-3912
camoore@jeffersonlearning.com Serving students in grades K-12 statewide, in school buildings or other public facilities. Reading and mathematics.

Kansas City, Kansas School Linked Services
Steve Goceljak, Executive Director 4
601 State Avenue, Suite 38
Kansas City, KS 66102
913-627-4381
stgocel@kckps.org
Serving students in grades K-8 in Wyandotte County, in school buildings. Reading, writing and mathematics.

LULAC National Educational Service Center
Mike Macias
5008 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, MO 641124
816.561.0227;
Serving students in grades 1-4 in the Kansas City, Turner, Olathe, and Shawnee districts, in school buildings. Reading, writing and mathematics.

Reach for Tomorrow
Peter K. Underwood
13888 Lewis Mill Way Chantilly,
VA 20151 703-818-1425
reachft@reachfortomorrow.org
Serving students in grades K-12 statewide in school buildings. Reading, writing and mathematics.

Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
Bill Biermann
900 Lark Avenue
P.O. Box 1010
Sublette, KS 67877
620-675-2241
bbiermann@swprsc.org
Serving students in grades 1-12, statewide. Reading, writing and mathematics.

Urban League of the MidPlains
Brian A. Black
1802 East 13th Street
Wichita, KS 67214
316-262-2463
black@kansasul.org
Serving students in grades K-8 in Sedgwick County. Reading, mathematics and writing.

For more information on NCLB and “Title 1″ schools, see http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=397

Comments

  • Dallas Tutoring  On March 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Great FAQ on tutoring. It can be difficult but sometimes the best way for people to learn.

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