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Heart Math Tutoring CEO Featured on Francene Marie Show

04.03.2024

Heart’s Chief Executive Officer, Emily Elliott Gaffney, was recently interviewed on the Francene Marie Show, a radio show that airs weekly on six stations in Charlotte!

During the interview, Francene Marie asked about Heart’s program model of using volunteers as tutors, the impact tutors have in schools, and the philanthropy that supports the delivery of tutoring at 26 schools across Charlotte.

Gaffney also shared a few recent anecdotes from tutoring, including: “[a] student said to her tutor a couple of weeks ago, ‘I don’t know … continue reading

Heart Celebrates 10 Years and Counting with Keynote Speaker Event

03.01.2024

On Thursday, February 22nd, Heart Math Tutoring celebrated 10 years of service in Charlotte with a special keynote speaker event at The Revelry North End; thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate! We loved having the opportunity to gather with Heart tutors, donors, teachers, staff, and community partners to celebrate your collective impact and hear keynote speaker Deborah Peart’s inspirational words:

“We want to make sure that students recognize that they can embrace mathematics as a part of their identity they

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Tutors Share Why They Love to Volunteer with Heart

02.14.2024

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means that love is in the air…love for tutoring that is! With more than 1,400 volunteer tutors across three cities, providing local elementary students with weekly individualized math instruction and mentorship, Heart team members see every day the passion volunteers have for supporting student growth. Heart is grateful for the dedication and impact of community volunteers, and we have asked a few volunteers to share what they love most about being a Heart tutor. Read their responses below:

Thank you Katie, … continue reading

Heart Tutors Featured in Article by The 74

02.06.2024

Heart Math Tutoring and two longtime Heart tutors were featured in an article by national education news site, The 74! The article highlights the need for students to have hands-on experience with numbers and how Heart tutors contribute to this research supported instruction.

The 74 quoted leaders in math education, including Dr. Dionne Cross Francis and Dr. Jo Boaler, on their support for emphasizing concrete math activities. Francis said, “we want to engage kids in really rich worthwhile experiences where they’re developing concepts from engagement … continue reading

HMT Information Session for Prospective Tutors

01.09.2024

Heart Math Tutoring is looking for additional tutors to partner with students in the 2023-24 school year. With two-thirds of the tutoring year ahead of us, volunteers who join Heart in January will have the opportunity to get to know their students and help them progress in math from January through April!

If you would like to learn more about tutoring before signing up, please join us on Wednesday, January 17th from 12:00-12:30 PM EST for a virtual Volunteer Information Session. The session will cover the … continue reading

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