The Experience Corps, USA

experiencecorpsLogoThe Experience Corps places retired older people into elementary schools across the USA to support struggling students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
There are currently nearly 2,000 tutors across 20 US cities providing literacy coaching and homework help to more than 20,000 students. Teachers select the students which would most benefit from 1.5 hours consistent tutoring each week. And the results of the recent randomised control test shows that it’s working – pupil reading age is increasing amongst those who receive tutoring.
Experience Corps currently spends c. $67 per student per year, including a payment to some of the tutors.
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