Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Pearl Ministries, Inc.


Name of organization:

Pearl Ministries, Inc.

Primary location:

215 Tremont Street, Door #2
Rochester, NY 14608

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Tiffany Gaither
585-235-2222 phone

LEAs where service will be provided:

Rochester City and Rome School District Elementary/Secondary schools; public libraries; youth centers


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

Post tests


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

ELA/reading and Mathematics
All instruction will be aligned with the New York State ELA and Mathematics Standards for all grade levels.
Student-centered instruction will include, but is not limited to, mastery in the proper identification of sight words, fundamentals of grammer, vocabulary, root words, prefix/suffix, spelling and the mechanics of writing.
Student-centered instruction will include, but is not limited to the mastery of mathematical facts pertaining to addition/subtraction/multiplication/division. Plan/develop curriculum incorporating ELA content area skill knowledge to enhance mathematical language skills.
Pearl Ministries, Inc. will determine when to utilize individualized reading programs sucha s Wilson Reading Program dependent on students' SRI scores. The reading inventory will be given to students as a baseline determination as to what program/instruction is best suited for their academic needs.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

ESOL Newcomers; Elementary and Secondary grade levels.


Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA/reading and Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Tutoring sessions will be conducted seven days per week and summer.


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

Recommended attendance will be a minimum of three sessions per week with a duration of a 1 to 3 hour time limit.


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 - June 30; Monday - Saturday; before and after regular school hours - After school and Saturdays not to exceed 2.0 hours in duration.


Type of instruction:

Student-centered; 4:1 ratio tutor to students; differentiated instruction delivered with best-practice teaching strategies.


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

Differentiation of instruction and best-practice teaching strategies will be used in accordance with IEP and 504 Plan requirements. Special Education teachers will be assigned to all students who receive instruction in accordance with IDEA.


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

Differentiation of instruction and best-practice teaching strategies will be provided by ESOL teachers and teachers with concentration i the Literacy content area. Many of the ESOL students will be tutored by the teachers delivering instruction during the school day. This will ensure that there is a continuum of educational knowledge provided to the students. This supplemental instruction will accelerate the students' proficiencies and successes in the classroom.


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

See attached Teacher Biographies


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

Quarterly Progress Reports along with home visits performed on a regular basis.

Interpreters will assist in the translation of Progress Reports when required. Parent/Family gatherings will be held at least three times during the school year to solidify the partnership between Pearl Ministries, Inc. and the tutoring families.

Achievements/award ceremonies will be incorporated in the celebrations of our students' successes.

Site Coordinators are on-call at all times for the guardians of the students. All guardians will be provided with appropriate contact numbers.


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

Transportation for the elementary level students as well as the Newcomer ESOL population will be contracted. Secondary level students will be provided with bus passes.


Additional relevant information:

Our organization has acquired the commitment of a professional and highly qualified group of NYS Certified teachers that understand the intricacies of the urban population and are proficient in addressing students' academic and social needs.

Our core belief is that all children can learn and an accurate assessment of basic skills is necessary to effective tutoring. Students require a customized educational regimen. Pearl Ministries, Inc. will operate on the pretense that students must have a concrete understanding of ELA and Mathematics foundational skills and must master them before they proceed to the next level.

Upon the acquisition of the necessary basic skills they will be able to sustain higher learning and graduation rates will reflect this.

Last Updated: May 2, 2012