PENCIL, Metro Nashville Public Schools and BrightPath are partnering together on High Impact Tutoring, as part of MNPS’s Accelerating Scholars Program.
PENCIL recruits, trains, and places community volunteers with a K-12 student to support them through personalized, one-to-one tutoring, ensuring each student is known, supported, and academically on-track. Volunteers commit to 12 weeks of engagement: 2 weeks of training (2 x 2-hour sessions) followed by 10 weeks of tutoring. Volunteers meet via secure virtual classroom with their students 3 times a week for 30-minute sessions, using a “high-impact,” research-based model.
As part of the program, PENCIL conducts background checks at no cost to volunteers, provides training, and works with MNPS to identify students most likely to benefit from the tutoring.