Guilford County Schools will receive $2 million in federal assistance for the school district's intensive tutoring program. It was put in place two years ago to minimize the loss of learning during the pandemic.

The program currently employs about 500 graduate assistants, high school students, teachers and community partners logging more than 33,000 hours of instruction to date.

Superintendent Sharon Contreras says that while she's proud of this teaching model and the national attention it has received, there's much more to be done, and the federal funding will help.

"The $2 million will allow us to serve more students, fund more graduate assistants from local universities who will serve as tutors, and it will allow us to expand the subjects in which we offer tutoring," says Contreras. "It's truly an exciting time in Guilford County Schools as we continue to offer new and innovative ways to accelerate learning."

The program currently serves nearly 4,000 students. Representative Kathy Manning announced Thursday that the initiative will be awarded the money it needs to hire more tutors in more subjects. 

"The intensive tutoring program provides Guilford County students with the resources they need to recover from lost time in the classroom while continuing to build on their skills and their knowledge," says Manning.

The program currently offers one-on-one learning up to an hour at least three times per week in math and literacy. With the community project federal funding dollars, subject offerings will expand to include science and writing skills.



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