Math Matters at GW

Math Matters GW collaborates with DCPS (District of Columbia Public Schools) to provide high-impact math tutoring to middle school students in Washington, D.C. In the 2022-2023 school year, Math Matters provided tutoring support to 160 students and recorded a total of 281,000 minutes of tutoring for students who had the greatest need for additional tutoring support.

 

How We Provide High-Impact Tutoring

OSSE (The Office of the State Superintendent) named High Impact Tutoring “a core part of the District’s recovery strategy.” A research-backed intervention strategy for addressing unfinished learning due to the Pandemic, High Impact Tutoring (HIT) relies on standards connected to proven, positive results. Math Matters adheres to these standards laid out by OSSE:

This graphic lists out the 7 standards for High Impact Tutoring and how Math Matters adheres to them. 1) Grounded in Trusting Relationships: Tutors prioritize establishing and maintaining genuine, trusting relationships with their students. Strong relationships empower students to feel comfortable asking their tutors for help. 2) Focused on Tutor Effectiveness: Math Matters Tutors are selected through a selective application and interview process and receive training to be effective tutors and mentors. 3) S

 

How the Math Matters GW Program Works

Math Matters recruits and trains GW undergraduate and graduate students to be effective mentors and tutors. 

1-on-1 teaching
 

Tutors provide 1-on-1 or small group tutoring throughout the school year.

45 minute teaching
 

Tutoring groups meet twice a week for 45 to 60-minute sessions either during or after school.

Curriculum design
 

The tutoring curriculum is designed to elevate students’ mathematical understanding and skills.

 

This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in STEM, education, and tutoring. Math Matters is a paid semester-long or year-long commitment available to Federal Work-Study (FWS) and non-FWS students.

 

 

 

In the News

 

Watch The Nashman Center’s Amy Cohen and Math Matters Lead tutor Leila Hussain talk about Engaging Students in High Impact Student Support Roles on the panel at the 2023 NPSS Summit

 


 

Questions?

Contact us at [email protected] or 202-994-9900