New Hampshire School District Boosts its After-School Program with 1:1 Virtual Tutoring
Like most school districts nationwide, Manchester School District (MSD), New Hampshire, is focused on reducing COVID-19-related learning loss and closing gaps that emerged during that multi-year period of uncertainty. With the Nation’s Report Card reporting the largest math score declines in more than 30 years among fourth and eighth graders, Manchester SD knew it was time to give its after-school program an added boost.
A 21st Century Community Learning Center, the district’s after-school program encompasses 45-minute sessions that are focused on academic growth and support. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and provides literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
With the goal of using 1:1 virtual tutoring to reverse learning loss—and also for SAT prep, enrichment and other purposes—the district began looking for a partner. MSD found what it was looking for with FEV Tutor, a platform that delivers live 1:1 virtual tutoring designed to support individual student needs and drive measured achievement gains.
“FEV Tutor fits very well with our 21st Century after-school program,” said Thomas McGee, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Program Director. “We’ve been using the platform with our third through eighth grade students, who alternate between math and literacy each day.”
The district had an acute need to accelerate learning in order to reverse losses experienced during the pandemic. Having identified after-school tutoring as the linchpin for this effort, the district leaders urgently needed a valid, reliable partner that would help them scale.
The district engaged with FEV Tutor to provide academic support to all students during the 2022-23 academic year via a live 1:1 instructional model.
Building on strong results during a 4-week summer program, the district saw the opportunity to support students in 20 schools. The virtual tutoring platform has helped MSD drive academic growth, make meaningful instructional connections with students, leverage a data-driven intervention model and get more parents engaged in their students’ learning.