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Heart Math Tutoring CEO Featured on Francene Marie Show


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 Tutors Featured in Article by The 74


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

National Education News Source, The 74, Features Heart Math Tutoring


We are excited to have the work of Heart volunteers and staff highlighted in a recent article by national education news source The 74. The article focuses on the impact of volunteers as tutors and recognizes Heart as an Accelerate grant recipient. Heart’s CEO, Emily Elliott Gaffney, is interviewed; she shares how the Accelerate grant will support Heart in scaling geographically and connecting more students with tutors: “[Heart is] excited to contribute to the research related to volunteer-delivered tutoring. We have found volunteers … continue reading

WBTV Features Heart Math Tutoring on QC Morning


Heart’s Director of Volunteer Operations, Padgett Vaughn, was interviewed on WBTV’s QC Morning Show about the need for volunteer tutors to support students with building foundational math skills this fall.

Vaughn provided an overview of Heart’s volunteer tutor experience: “[Volunteers] choose the school and the one hour a week that’ll work for them. We pair them with a student and they work with the same student all year, playing games, building confidence, and helping that student feel more successful!” Watch the full interview here!

1,300 … continue reading

2023/24 Volunteer Recruitment Kickoff- Sign up to tutor today!


Heart is excited to officially begin recruiting and training 1,500 volunteers to partner with 1,300 students in the 2023/24 school year! Heart tutors will support students at 26 Charlotte area elementary schools with building foundational math skills and gaining the confidence needed for long-term academic success.

With just 1 hour per week from October to April, you can make an impact! Heart provides everything you need – tutor training, a fun, hands-on curriculum, and an on-site Program Coordinator for support. If you are local to … continue reading

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