Pay-what-you-can tutoring. Â At Accessible Tutors, we pair high achieving high schoolers with middle schoolers for after-school tutoring and make our service available to all. Â Tutors serve as role models, teachers, and guides for students’ academic careers. Â By enrolling your child in our program, you are putting your child (and possibly another child) on the road to success.
Our mission is to combat the achievement gap at a pivotal time in a student’s life: middle school (although we also provide tutoring to other ages). Â Unequal access to after school supports like tutoring is a strong contributor to the achievement gap: Â Accessible Tutors works on a pay-what-you-can pricing model, making the same great tutoring equally available. Â Furthermore, tutors are need-blind. Â Our tutors are paid the same flat rate regardless of what the person they are working with paid.
Montclair is a robustly diverse town: we boast racial diversity well above the national average, a large range of socioeconomic conditions, and equal opportunity for all of the residents of our great town. Â However, along with the diverging backgrounds of our residents, we are seeing diverging achievement within our schools based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Accessible Tutors brings our community together by giving those who can the ability to help others, by giving high schoolers work and mentorship opportunities, and by providing an invaluable service to all.
Accessible Tutors is a programÂ of HackNCraftNJ, an existing nonprofit in town. We launched in November of 2016. Â Read our end of school year 2016-2017 report here:Â ATEndofYearReport
|707 Hours of tutoring provided|
|161 Hours provided at $15 or less (23%)|
|288 Hours provided at or about $20 (41%)|
|258 Hours provided at $25 or above (36%)|
|43 Jobs created for high school students|
|61 Students’ tutoring needs met|
|$21.84 = Average Payment/Session|
|*Each session costs about $1 in payment processing from parents to us and from us to tutors|