Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Academics Plus

1.

Name of organization:

Academics Plus

Primary location:

317 East 92nd Street
NY, NY 10128

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

212-534-0436
academicsplus@aol.com
www.academics-plus.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

-NYC districts, Manhattan High Schools

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Business has delivered service for three years

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Improved academic and exam performance has been evidenced by school reports, parental reports and standardized exams. Our students, on a consistent basis, increase their school performance by one to three grades and often go from failing to receiving top grades.

4.

Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Academics Plus offers a wide range of individualized tutoring services designed to help students dramatically improve their test performance and understanding of subject material. Lessons are geared to each student's personal needs and focus on developing an understanding of the subject matter, improving grades and test performance.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts (including reading) and mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

One or two

8.

Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

Two hours are recommended

9.

Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1-August 31

10.

Type of instruction:

Individual and small classes

10a

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

 

10b

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

 

11.

Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

The Academics Plus staff consists of ten tutors: four NYS certified teachers and six non certified tutors (all have either bachelors or masters degrees in their respective fields of study). The four NYS certified teachers will both teach students and supervise non certified tutors.

12.

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Progress reports will include detailed assessments of the student’s ability to successfully respond to increasingly difficult material, success level in regard to achieving short-term and long-term academic goals and attendance. These reports will be mailed to parents and LEA (teachers when requested) on a bi-monthly basis.

13.

Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

No, but alternative locations may be possible.

14.

Additional relevant information:

Academics Plus offers tutoring in a caring and accomodating environment. Because students learn differently and at different paces, and have varied academic talents and goals, we have developed an approach that is highly personalized. Our students are treated as individuals with unique personalities, talents, needs, and goals. We address the unique needs of our students by tailoring our lessons to accommodate individual strengths, weaknesses, and aims. We encourage students to explore material at their own pace and to believe in themselves by helping them experience marked and measureable improvements in their understanding and test performance. When taught in our warm and supportive environment, even students who have internalized the belief that ‘they are not cut out to excel’ discover that they are capable of achieving their goals.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014