Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Achieve Tutorial Services


Name of organization:

Achieve Tutorial Services

Primary location:

989 Spaulding Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Mark DeHaan

LEAs where service will be provided:

Brooklyn (NYC Districts 13, 16, 17) Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse


Years provider has delivered service:

7 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

  • Rochester Leadership Academy Charter School has been using these services since their opening in the fall of 2000. Reading scores on the Regent’s Exam have increased 7% for the 4th Grade in just one year.
  • Of other schools using these programs, three schools with the highest free or reduced lunch populations (31%, 44% and 61%) have test scores that are competitive with the general school populations.
  • Test scores show that the more hours spent (12-24 hours) in the Phono-Graphix Program the higher the achievement on a standardized assessment.


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

Four programs are being offered:

After School Tutorial Services

Summer Tutorial Services Bridges Program Phono-Graphix


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading) Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

After school Tutorial Services 1 – 3 per week

Summer Tutorial Services 10-20 per week

Bridges Program 1 – 3 per week

Phono-Graphix 1 – 3 per week


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

60 minutes


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;):

October 1 – June 30 for all programs except Summer Tutorial

June 15 – August 15 for Summer Tutorial


Type of instruction:

Small group (Avg. #5-10)


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



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



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

All service providers shall have experience in tutoring students at risk of academic failure.

Supervisors shall hold a New York Teacher certification.


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

After 5 hours of service: Progress Reports will be given by mail to parents, teachers and LEA

After 10 hours of service: Summary of progress, comparison of pre-and post-tests and final evaluation given to parents at last session with results mailed to LEA.


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



Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: April 26, 2012