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Staff Spotlight: Meet Greg Okotie

03.30.2022

Meet Greg Okotie, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and HR, one of Heart’s newest employees. The role is also new to Heart. It was created with the intention of accelerating the work already happening in DEI and applying additional resources to proactively manage a strong culture. Greg’s past experiences and talents have already brought so much to Heart. He studied Mathematics in undergrad and went on to pursue a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. His career started as an … continue reading

Refer a Friend!

02.22.2022

February is our final push to match volunteers with students for the remainder of the 2021/22 tutoring year. Now through the end of April would be a great time for a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor to join 1,100 current Heart Math Tutoring volunteers and give tutoring a try! 105 Heart students currently need a second tutor, and others are on a waiting list. 

You can help spread the word and refer a friend by using the templates below! Your friends can choose their … continue reading

Calling all Volunteers in Charleston, SC!

11.16.2021

A group of philanthropists and leaders in Charleston, SC are bringing Heart Math Tutoring to students at Ladson Elementary starting in January 2022! At Ladson Elementary, 30 students across grades 2, 4, and 5 will meet with volunteer tutors each week to build foundational math skills and confidence.

Located 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, Ladson Elementary is near Summerville, SC and Charleston Southern University, at exit 221B off of I-26.

We’re calling all volunteers!!! Please sign up here! As a volunteer, you:

  • Go to
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New Partner Alert: Equitable Foundation!

11.01.2021

We are excited to announce one of Heart Math Tutoring’s newest funding partners, Equitable Foundation! Equitable Foundation has made a significant pledge of $75,000 over the next three years to ensure elementary students develop a strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics through Heart Math Tutoring!

This grant will sponsor a school site in 2022/23 and 2023/24, where 50 students will receive 1:1 tutoring twice per week from October – May. Funding provides tutoring materials for students, family engagement, and a dedicated Program Coordinator … continue reading

Information Session: About Volunteering

09.20.2021

Heart Math Tutoring staff recorded a 30-minute information session to help prospective tutors learn more about what volunteering is like. If you missed it, watch it below!

As of 9/20/21, an additional 500 volunteers are needed to support elementary students during 2021/22. A few things to keep in mind:

  • 1 hour per week commitment
  • HMT provides volunteer-friendly lesson plans, training, and staff support during tutoring
  • No math or tutoring experience required (If you know 7+3 and care about kids, you are qualified!)
  • Most importantly, elementary
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