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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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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 for PreK to 12 th grade students. Two initiatives have been designed to provide additional support to students during their one-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) operates as an online tutoring program and uses the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach reading skills through a one-on-one relationship between the tutor and the student.
FALL 2020 DISTANCE LEARNING
The Tutoring program will now be offered Tuesday – Thursday from 3 pm – 6 pm and Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm. The one on one online tutoring sessions will vary depending on grade and assessment level. Students will be provided with engaging worksheets and 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 will supplement and provide assignments to support students’ curriculum where possible and provide 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, the Tutoring program is currently at capacity for the Fall 2020 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.