Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc.

Primary location:

174 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402
New York NY 10010

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

phone: 1-877-27TUTOR
website: www.highertutorial.com external link
email:  newyork@highertutorial.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

Ditmas Junior High School, Junior High School 223 Montauk Junior High School, P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty School, P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley School, P.S. 315

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

9 years - 2 years SES

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

As a result of H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc.’s instructional methodologies students exhibited improvement in pre to post test, which focused specifically on the competencies of mathematics and English/language arts, and school grades.  Students received intensive instruction via the Duolog methods in mathematics and English/language arts for 11 weeks, at the end of which they were given the H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc. assessment once again. Analyses of students who took both the pre-and post-tests (N-351) showed that students did better on the post test than they did on the pre-test by an mean increase of 82% for first through seventh grade students from pre to post-test; which is a tribute to the of the efficacy of the H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc. program.

4.

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

HIGHER Education Foundation Program

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Kindergarten through Eighth grade

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Mathematics and English/Language Arts

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Maximum of 6 sessions per week, not to exceed 6 hours per week

8.

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

60 minutes to 120 minutes/ 1 hour to 2 hours

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;):

March 3, 2007 to March 2, 2008

10.

Type of instruction:

Individual, small group and medium group.

10a

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

To assist students with learning disabilities H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc. uses individualized instruction and the Duolog methods. More specifically, in each session educators will focus on skill development for learning disabled students by utilizing visual information (ie diagrams, charts, and pictures) and auditory support (reading problems/questions/passages aloud) to reinforce multi-sensory learning.

10b

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

H.I.G.H.E.R. Tutorial Services, Inc. initially assesses students with limited English proficiency English aptitude, with listening, speaking and writing skills.  Once the student’s test is analyzed we create a support network, as dictated by the Duolog methods, by pairing the student with limited English with an English-speaking student to allow for learning the basics of communicating and learning in English through association. 

11.

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

Our educators are certified teachers, paraprofessionals, retired teachers or individuals who have worked in the field of education including but not limited to substitute teachers with at least an Associates degree.

12.

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

On a monthly basis, non-comparative progress report outlining the student’s attention paid to lessons, programs/methods used in sessions and the state standards met by the student as a result of that period’s sessions are delivered via the United States Postal Service.

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

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Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014