Our Impact on Children's Literacy
In the past year, GBJCL was proud to partner with 33 organizations to tutor in 31 schools in the Greater Boston Area. We trained, placed, and supported 277 adult volunteers and 100 teens who tutored nearly 500 students each week.
Teachers, school administrators and our tutors all report significant student progress over the course of a year of tutoring. Research shows that the most important outcome of tutoring partnerships is the relationships formed between students and a caring adult. As a result, students strengthen their motivation, progress in their studies, renew self-confidence, and participate more in class. (http://www.nationalserviceresources.org/practices/17614).
Perhaps the greatest proof of GBJCL's effectiveness is that each of our partner schools asks us to keep coming back. For over 15 years our school partners have invested time, energy, and space to host our volunteers .
Here’s what teachers are saying about our program:
My student has benefited tremendously with GBJCL tutor. We just recently received her MCAS scores and went from Needs Improvement to Proficient!
Angela Burgos, Winship Elementary
My tutor has helped each child gain greater self-confidence in reading. One child tutored made almost 2 years worth of progress in one year!
Jane Crosby, Dunning Elementary
My students have benefitted greatly from having tutors in the room. They help my students develop academic skills and self-esteem. Their caring and devotion transfer to the children.
Pam Goldman, Wilson Elementary
(The above quotes are from a survey given to teachers in the spring of 2011 who had GBJCL tutors working with their students in the 2010-11 academic year)