The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has created a new statewide virtual tutoring initiative. The Oklahoma Math Tutoring Corps will provide students in 8th grade with real-time, virtual tutoring support from live tutors beginning in January 2022. Participating students will meet virtually with a tutor for 50 minutes three times a week over a period of nine weeks. All tutoring will occur outside of school hours. The goal of the Math Tutoring Corps is to give students opportunities for individualized, targeted learning of math processes and problems needed for success in their current and future math coursework.
Tutors will be certified teachers and college students who have received training for this initiative. The OSDE will make every effort to group tutors and students from the same geographical area. To provide focused and consistent attention to your student, each tutor will work with no more than three students. Students will remain together with the same tutor throughout the nine weeks. Families and guardians will be copied on all communication from the tutor to the student.
The OSDE is asking participating students and families to agree to the following:
Student will attend at least 80% of the 27 tutoring sessions.
Student will have a quiet place to join the sessions virtually.
Student will actively participate with the tutor during tutoring sessions.
Once the OSDE receives your information, they will work with you to determine any technology and connectivity needs to ensure your student can participate successfully.
Learn more about the new Oklahoma Math Tutoring Corps program by accessing this OSDE webpage. If you have questions about this program, contact Anthony Purcell, Director of High School and College Math Readiness, (Anthony.Purcell@sde.ok.gov).
If you would like for your 8th grade student to participate, visit this website to enroll. The Math Tutoring Corps has the potential to strengthen math skills quickly, equipping students for long-term success in math coursework. The OSDE hopes you will join them in this important work.