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FEV Tutor + Edmentum: Rigorous Standards for Online Tutors Yield Outstanding Student Outcomes

FEV Tutor + Edmentum: Rigorous Standards for Online Tutors Yield Outstanding Student Outcomes

It’s no secret that there are currently millions of dollars infused in K–12 education with the expressed purpose of getting students back on grade level after years of disrupted and lost instructional time. One effective strategy. which is coming up repeatedly, is high-impact tutoring. We already know that tutoring is proven to be one of the most transformative educational interventions for students. In fact, in a meta-analysis of several randomized studies, researchers found that the impact of tutoring could be equated to a student advancing from the 50th to nearly the 66th percentile.

Edmentum is proud to offer several powerful tutoring and targeted instructional options to support your specific needs, including our ongoing partnership with FEV Tutor. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this one-to-one tutoring option and what students are already saying about success using the service.

First and foremost, through FEV Tutor, students can connect with a dedicated, qualified online tutor for live, one-to-one tutoring via tailored instruction, homework help, and coursework support to supercharge learning and accelerate success. The FEV Tutor service pairs with digital curriculum programs from Edmentum and augments our EdOptions Academy virtual instruction.

It’s important to keep in mind that online tutors don’t take the place of a student’s teacher of record (whether that educator works with the student in person or virtually). Instead, they are additional resources of knowledgeable, caring education professionals available to provide extra learning support on particular concepts and skills, exactly when the student needs it.

When pairing FEV Tutor services with your Edmentum implementation, here’s what you can expect from the online tutors:

Appropriate academic qualifications: All tutors hold, at minimum, a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Subject-matter expertise: Teaching different content areas requires diverse skill sets and different approaches. Tutors only provide instruction in subjects aligned to their degree and area of expertise, and they must pass a series of two to three subject-matter tests before being hired by FEV Tutor.

Clean background checks: Student safety is paramount, and when you’re having your students work with outside professionals, you need to know that those individuals are trustworthy. That’s why FEV Tutor requires FBI fingerprints and clear background checks on file for every one of the online tutors.

Prior experience as instructors: Providing effective instruction is a skill—and mastery requires practice. Every one of the online tutors has at least two years of previous experience either as a classroom teacher or tutor. So, you can rest assured that your students are working with professionals who have had ample time to hone their instructional skills.

Extensive training in online tutoring: FEV Tutor provides all  tutors with in-depth “boot camp” training where they focus on content matter, teaching methodology, and the nuances of working in an online tutoring atmosphere. This includes specific skills applicable to the online market, such as handling wait time, checking for understanding, and developing rapport with the students. Before tutors begin working with students, they participate in numerous mock sessions, watch demonstration videos, and consistently receive feedback on their tutoring skills., Tutors receive ongoing professional development as well.

Manageable student loads to build personal relationships: FEV Tutor has built up a team of online tutors dedicated to working exclusively with Edmentum partners. This ensures that tutors know each of their students, provide more differentiated instruction, and understand the context of the schools or districts their students come from.

As a trusted Edmentum partner, FEV Tutor is dedicated to providing schools, districts, students, and families with access to outstanding tutors and proud of the successful outcomes these individuals have been able to help students achieve. This belief comes to life in the feedback received from the students who work with FEV tutors. Here’s what students have to say:

"I've been trying to understand slope for over a year, and this [tutor] taught me it online in under 30 minutes!" – 9th grade math student

"I appreciate [my tutor’s] time to answer my questions and being patient with me. When I don't understand something, he takes his time showing me the right answer." – 6th grade math student

"FEV Tutor has helped me with polynomials, ranges. . . . A normal day on FEV Tutor is very helpful. I feel extremely comfortable. I like that I can provide feedback. My tutor listens and asks me questions and supports me and motivates me to do better." – 9th grade student (Texas)

"What makes FEV Tutor different from the programs I’ve used is that you’re not talking to some kind of robot. You’re talking to an actual person. They will help you if you got something wrong, or they will tell you what you did right.” – 5th grade student (Georgia)

Want to learn more about FEV Tutor? Explore 13 Frequently Asked Questions About Online Tutoring. Interested in other targeted instructional options from Edmentum? Take a closer look at Foundational Skills Instruction, which offers live virtual math and reading lessons to support essential skills to academic success.

This blog was originally published in January 2020 by Sarah Cornelius and has been updated.

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Madison Michell

Madison Michell has been a member of the Edmentum team since 2014 and currently serves as a Marketing Manager. As a former Kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher during her time as a Teach For America corps member, she believes education truly has the power to transform lives. She is passionate about connecting educators with online programs, best practices, and research that improve teaching and learning for today's students.