LSF Tutoring provides free support and academic assistance to students and ensures their academic success.
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The LSF works with several independent and parochial schools in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia to support youth and to encourage multicultural and socioeconomic diversity in PreK-12th grade education. Our efforts are to ensure that youth have access to the best educational opportunities that the Washington, DC Metropolitan area has to offer. LSF Member Schools benefit from the cultural and linguistic support of LSF staff and supporters.
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ABOUT THE LSF
The Latino Student Fund (LSF) was founded in 1994 to address disparities in access to education for underrepresented students in Washington, DC, and has since served more than 4,000 youth across its programs.
Provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for underserved PreK-12th grade students and their families to promote higher education and professional leadership. The organization provides year-round, out-of-school-time programs for low-income, at-risk students and their families with the goal of increasing levels of educational attainment in the community.
WHAT IS THE TUTORING PROGRAM?
Since 1998 the Latino Student Fund’s Tutoring Program provides free support and academic assistance to Washington metropolitan area students to ensure their academic success. The Latino Student Fund (LSF) rapidly and successfully adapted the in-person Saturday one-on-one tutoring program to an exclusively online format as a result of social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Tutoring program reinforces math and English skills for PreK through 12th-grade students. Two initiatives have been designed to provide additional support to students during their one-on-one tutoring sessions. The Native Language Literacy (NLL) Initiative builds students’ literacy skills in their first language, which is an important developmental step to being able to read well in any language. As a part of this initiative, the LSF has a Multicultural Library, with diverse characters and stories as well as more bilingual books. In addition to the NLL, the Early Literacy Initiative (ELI) for PreK to third-grade students uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach early reading and phonics skills through a multi-sensory structured and sequential instruction based on the relationship between letters and sounds.
SPRING 2021 DISTANCE LEARNING
The Tutoring Program will begin the week of Jan. 26 on Tuesdays – Fridays from 4 pm – 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm. The one-on-one online tutoring sessions are personalized to each student’s grade and assessment level. Students are provided with engaging activities to complete with their tutors in addition to other resources such as Khan Academy. Current families can contact the LSF for additional support for their child’s distance learning plans provided by their school. The LSF supplements and provides assignments to support students’ curriculum where possible and provides tools to parents to assist them with distance learning for their child. The LSF’s virtual tutoring program has demonstrated success in several areas, including program participation, student academic achievement, and safe and accommodating program space.
For more information about online tutoring, complete a contact form or email Clara Lincoln at [email protected].
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The Tutoring Program is open to all underprivileged students in grades PreK-12. Students must be from the Washington, DC metropolitan area and be enrolled in a public or private school. PreK students must be 4 years old by the start of the program. Spaces are limited, and the Tutoring Program is currently at capacity for the Spring 2021 semester, but applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for the waitlist.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR ADULTS
**All classes are open to the community but priority is given to parents and family members of students enrolled in the tutoring program.**
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
The LSF offers three levels of ESL classes free of charge. Students work in small groups to improve their language skills with an emphasis on English for work environments. Contact [email protected] to enroll in an online class!
Computer Literacy Classes
The LSF’s Computer Literacy classes teach adult learners basic computer skills, such as creating an email account and navigating the internet. Throughout the year students have the opportunity to study special topics, like completing online job applications and online safety for children.
M-F: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am -12pm
With a global health crisis highlighting disparities across our communities, the LSF’s mission is more important than ever. Please consider donating to the LSF and help hundreds of students and families across the DC metro area continue on their path to a better education. Together we can be agents of hope and come out stronger in a better future.