Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Convenient Education Services

1.

Name of organization:

Convenient Education Services, LLC

Primary location:

P.O. Box 156 (TCB)
West Orange, NJ 07052

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Iyea Brandy, CEO
Phone: (973) 216 -1066
Email: convenientedu.@aol.com

Website: www.convenientedu.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

NYC District # 7 ISC- Bronx
NYC District # 8 ISC- Bronx
NYC District # 9 ISC- Bronx
NYC District # 27 ISC-Queens
NYC District # 29 ISC-Queens

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

Four years providing SES services

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

In 2008 – 09, Reading/Language Arts students who completed both the Comprehensive Assessment for Reading Strategies (CARS) pre- and post- test showed improvements as a result of Convenient Education Services’ instruction, across all grade levels (1 – 11). Overall, a total of 458 Reading/LA students showed a 4% change from pre- to post-test.

Math students (a total of 459 students) who completed the Comprehensive Assessment for Math Strategies (CAMS) pre-and post-test, showed a 7% improvement in math skills. Our 2nd grade students, in particular, showed wide improvements, an average of 10% gains for that group.

Regardless of student age or grade level, all students showed improvements in Math and Reading/LA, as a result of CES instruction. We believe this can be attributed to our strong instructional team and research-based instructional strategies.

4.

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

Reading/LA:
Kindergarten - Continental Press' Sounds and Letters, More Sounds and Letters;
Lakeshore Learning's Early Skills Journal
First - Eighth Grade - Continental Press's Finish Line Reading

Math:
Kindergarten - Second Grade: Continental Press' Basic Math Skills, Concepts and Problem Solving, Focus on Problem Solving.

Third - Eighth Grade - Continental Press' Finish Line Math, Concepts and Problem Solving, Focus on Problem Solving.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Kindergarten – Eighth Grade

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Math and Reading/Language Arts

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

3 sessions per week

8.

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

1.5 hours per session, on average

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
After school and Saturday hours
1.5 hours a day
3 days a week

10.

Type of instruction:

Direct individual tutoring (1-to-1)
Direct small group instruction ( 3 - 5 students per group)

Direct medium group instruction (6 – 8 students per group).

10a

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

We use a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of these students.  Students with disabilities are tutored in a one-on-one situation, generally in their own homes, as decided by the student and parents/guardians. This strategy provides an opportunity to differentiate instruction specifically for that student and their needs, focus the lesson on the specific skill that the student needs to improve, move at a pace appropriate to the learning style of the student, and communicate more frequently with parents.

10b

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

We expect that LEP students will have needs similar to our native English speaking students, but may have different pacing needs as they acquire English skills. LEP students will be placed in groups with other LEP students so that we can address common areas of need. Listen and speaking will be addressed at more length with this group to speed up language acquisition.

We also make the following accommodations based on research by Facella (2005), and others: establishing structured routines, verbal and written directions, sequential directions, using books with repetitive phrasing, previewing before reading, having students repeat directions, asking frequent questions, using specific praise, increasing wait time, and asking students to summarize lessons.

11.

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

All lead tutors overseeing instruction at each site, and delivering instruction, are certified New York Teachers.

12.

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

Formal communication will include monthly student progress reports as well as a final summary report. All of the above will be sent to parents and classroom teachers throughout, and at the completion of the program term.

Progress reports and final progress reports will be sent primarily via U.S. 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)

No.  CES will not provide transportation.

14.

Additional relevant information:

Although the CES program will use state standards as a guide for determining students’ grade-level content, we will also provide a diagnostic assessment in the form of the Achieve Test, to assess whether they are operating below-grade-level. With this information, we will create an SLP, in tandem with information from parents and teachers. The SLP will define the goals and objectives to be met by the tutoring program for each student and for each program course. SLPs will include pre-test scores, goals and objectives, and date mastered.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014