Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Watts Academic Tutoring and Teaching Services, Inc.


Name of organization:

Watts Academic Tutoring and Teaching Services, Inc.

Primary location:

P.O. Box 154
Henrietta, NY 14467

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Dr. Jerome Watts, President
Phone: 585-259-9604

Website: external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and North  Syracuse, Central Square, Solvay, Chitenango, West Genesee, Liverpool, Rush-Henrietta, Greece, Albany, Auburn, Binghamton, Jamestown, Kings Co., Lacakwanna, Lockport, New York, Niagara Falls, Rome Utica, Watertown


Years provider has delivered service:

Watts Academic Tutoring is a new organization


Evidence that services have been effective:

Watts Academic Tutoring's approach to tutoring is adapted from that of the I'M READY program, which has been successful in raising achievement of students in long-term suspension. The SES program also uses the A+ Anywhere Learning curriculum and learning programs, which are used across the country and have been demonstrated to be effective in several research studies.


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

A+ Anywhere Learning program by the American Education Corporation is the primary instructional program. This program will be supplemented with Pearson Intervention materials.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

Reading, English language arts and math


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:



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

60 -120


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;):

After school from September through June at Tutoring Centers and designated school buildings. Summer (during mornings and/or afternoons) at Tutoring Centers.


Type of instruction:

Computer-assisted instruction using the A+ Anywhere Learning System, facilitated by certified teachers and supplemented by small-group and one-on-one tutoring by certified teachers.


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

Tutoring will comply with each student's IEP, and certified teachers with experience in Special Education will be recruited as tutors.


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

A+ Anywhere Learning has been effective in supporting learning and achievement for English language learners. The SES program will recruit bilingual tutors with experience teaching LEP students.


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

All tutors are certified teachers.


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

At least quarterly


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

Limited transportation will be provided.


Additional relevant information:

The SES program is overseen by Watts Academic Tutoring President Jerome Watts, Ed.D. Dr. Watts has more than 18 years of experience in K-12 education, including experience as a principal, director of alternative education, assistant principal and elementary teacher in Rochester and other New York State school districts. 

Last Updated: March 21, 2014