Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Smarties Tutoring Services

1.

Name of organization:

Smarties Tutoring Services

Primary location:

129 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

(888) 262-1059
info@smartiestutoring.com
www.smartiestutoring.com external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

All Districts/LEAs

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

3

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

4 out 5 of our students improve their scores from pretest to posttest by 10% or more and over half improve their scores by 25% or more.

4.

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

Voyager Expanded Learning

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-8

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading, Writing, and Math

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-4 sessions/week

8.

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

1 – 2 hrs, during the summer and on weekends our classes meet for up to 4 hrs/day.

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, before school, after school, weekends, and summer.

10.

Type of instruction:

Direct Instruction and Effective Question and Answer Techniques

10a

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

Some of the strategies that our teachers who work with students with disabilities use are: previewing new concepts and introducing new vocabulary; providing feedback on the content of students’ responses, not the grammar being used; repeating key ideas; using objects or other visuals to demonstrate new concepts; and providing students a reasonable amount of time to think and process information before expecting an answer.

10b

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

Some of the strategies that our teachers who work with students with disabilities use are: pairing or grouping ELL students with English-speaking or bilingual students, speaking clearly and directly and emphasizing important words, repeating key ideas, avoiding the use of slang and colloquial or idiomatic expressions, using objects or other visuals to demonstrate new concepts, providing students a reasonable amount of time to think and process information before expecting an answer, and encouraging group responses.

11.

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

Smarties makes every effort to hire certified teachers. At a minimum, all Smarties teachers have a Bachelor’s degree, teaching experience, demonstrated content knowledge in the subject area that they will teach, and a commitment to providing outstanding tutoring to children.

12.

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

At the onset of the program, Smarties develops an Individual Learning Plan that includes pretest scores, areas of focus, specific goals, special accommodations, and recommendations for parents. Each month, we provide a progress report that includes progress monitoring scores and students’ progress towards their goals. At the end of the program, we provide a summative report on students’ progress in our program. Parents’ signatures are required on all of the reports. Students bring reports home to parents. Teachers receive them in their mailboxes. The LEA representative receives them by 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)

Transportation home from the program will be provided when available. Availability will be determined by the number of students enrolled at a site and the bus company’s schedule.

14.

Additional relevant information:

 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014