Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Preferred Tutoring Services LLC

1.

Name of organization:

Preferred Tutoring Services LLC

Primary location:

8901 Kennedy Blvd, Suite 4E
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Tel: 973-337-2111

e-mail: ses@preferredtutoring.com

Website: www.preferredtutoring.com/ external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Bronx County, Richmond County, New York County, Kings County, Queens County, Yonkers City School District Middletown City School District

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

2

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Preferred Tutoring Services provides the highest quality, small group tutoring. Students that participated in our SES program exhibited statistically significant increases in both Language Arts and Mathematics on administered assessments.  Based on our assessments, after an average of 35 hours of teaching, 75% of our students improved their score in reading, while 70% of our students improved their score in mathematics. Students completing the program achieved an average grade level gain of 1.4 years in reading and 1.3 years in mathematics. Further evidence that our program has had a positive impact on student achievement includes parent and classroom teacher surveys. Both stakeholders reported that our tutoring program has accelerated the academic achievement of their students significantly.

4.

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

Preferred Tutoring Services Language Arts and Math Curriculum.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading, Writing and Math

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2 to 3 ninety minute sessions per week depending on the need.

8.

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

90 minutes / 1.5 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;):

September 1 – August 30

Weekdays, Weekends, summer school

10.

Type of instruction:

Small Group

3-5 students per each teacher

10a

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

Student with disabilities are matched with teachers who are specifically trained to work with Student with
disabilities. The individualized
education program (IEP) is an important tool for enhancing student access to the general education curriculum. We follow the student’s own IEP.

10b

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

To better serve ELL students we have hired ESL teachers, and bilingual educators with ability in languages other than English (such as Spanish, French Creole, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish,

Greek, Turkish etc.). To facilitate a learning plan for ELL students we contact the school districts and obtain as much diagnostic information as possible such as English proficiency levels and ELL program entrance assessment data. Our ELL instruction is content based and taught by Bilingual/ESL certified staff in the content areas. We adapt standards-based curriculum to meet the needs of students with limited English proficiency and ensure that content and materials are age appropriate and culturally appropriate. For example, instead of giving a 2nd grade book to a 14-year-old immigrant student from Peru who reads at a 2nd grade level, our teachers work with the student’s social studies instructor and provide the student with ELL materials on U.S. history. Extensive oral English development is incorporated into our literacy instruction for ELL students.

11.

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

New York State Certified Teachers

12.

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

Reports: Monthly
Meetings: As Needed
Phone Conferences: Monthly

Method of Progress Reports Delivery: USPS Mail

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)

N/A

14.

Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014