InspireNOLA Partners with Varsity Tutors to Provide Personalized Supplemental Instruction

InspireNOLA Partners with Varsity Tutors to Provide Personalized Supplemental Instruction
Posted on 03/27/2023

InspireNOLA Partners with Varsity Tutors to Provide Personalized Supplemental Instruction to Support Students and Teachers
Students now have access to homework help 24/7 and small-group tutoring twice a week.

New Orleans, LA - March 27, 2023 - Today, InspireNOLA Charter Schools announced its new partnership with Varsity Tutors for Schools, the leading provider of live online tutoring, to support students with personalized live instruction via an engaging learning platform. The new partnership, which is a part of the charter network’s “Road to Mastery” initiative, will allow students across eight schools to access 24/7 on-demand academic support via chat-based tutors and a robust library of study support, including hundreds of free live classes. In addition, elementary and middle school students in need of additional reading and math support will participate in small-group tutoring sessions twice a week beginning Spring 2023. 

“The goal of InspireNOLA has always been to maximize the academic and lifelong potential of each unique student, both inside and beyond the classroom,” said Chief Executive Officer Jamar McKneely. “We are partnering with Varsity Tutors as part of our current learning recovery initiative, The Road to Mastery, to give our students that kind of personalized additional support they may need to reach any goal. It is also our hope that these services provide additional support for our educators and help with teacher recruitment and retention.”

The offerings made available to support InspireNOLA K-12 students include: 

On Demand Tutoring: Providing 24/7 homework help to every student, On Demand provides access to quick support from highly qualified tutors via live chat across core K-12 subjects. Students and tutors collaborate via a shared whiteboard that allows students to draw, upload a file, or share an image of their assignment. The service also offers proven standards-based self-study resources and enrichment classes across core K-12 subjects.

Essay Review: Tutors offer coaching and feedback to help students strengthen their writing skills. Students are able to upload their already-written work into a safe and secure environment and receive personalized skills-based feedback from expert tutors within 48 hours. 

High Dosage Tutoring:  Varsity Tutors will provide live virtual face-to-face tutoring twice a week conducted in 1:5 groups for students in Grades K-8 who are below grade level in reading and math. Through a purpose-built platform combining interactive tools, collaborative workspaces, and sophisticated tutor-student matching, students receive consistent face-to-face tutoring with a dedicated tutor throughout the school year. 

“By working closely with InspireNOLA, we know we can help students on their unique paths to learning recovery,” said Anthony Salcito, Chief of Institutional Business at Varsity Tutors. “The highly-qualified tutors and personalized services meet students where they are to help them gain confidence and build knowledge at their own pace, while supporting teachers and staff."

Students can now access On Demand Tutoring, Essay Review, and personalized live supplemental instruction here. 

About InspireNOLA Charter Schools
Founded in 2013, InspireNOLA Charter Schools operates a network of eight public charter schools in New Orleans, including Alice M. Harte Charter School, Andrew H. Wilson Charter School, Dwight D. Eisenhower Charter School, McDonogh 42 Charter School, Pierre A. Capdau Charter School, Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, and McDonogh 35 Senior High School. InspireNOLA currently serves more than 5,800 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.

About Varsity Tutors for Schools
Varsity Tutors – the online tutoring platform used by millions of families – launched Varsity Tutors for Schools to help district leaders deliver 1-on-1, small group, and on-demand tutoring to students. Informed by insights from partnering with over 200 K-12 districts last year, Varsity Tutors built a full suite of services for schools and educators to implement alongside classroom learning. Most recently, Varsity Tutors launched a unique “Teacher Assigned” model that puts teachers in the driver’s seat: using a single platform, they can easily request and schedule live face-to-face tutoring, share insights, instructional materials and learning goals with tutors, and get real-time updates on student progress.

Allison Maudlin, Marketing Director
Varsity Tutors
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