ADA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chickasaw Nation today announced a new partnership with Varsity Tutors for Schools, the leading provider of live online tutoring, to provide personalized instruction to K-12 students in need of additional academic support. The partnership will provide Chickasaw students enrolled in a public, charter, or accredited private school with access to classroom resources and instruction designed to assist learning in a content-specific, one-on-one, virtual environment.
Participants approved to participate in the Student Tutoring Assistance Program receive a maximum of 20 credit hours per school year of virtual tutoring services in core academic areas such as language arts, math, science, and history. Qualifying students can be enrolled in traditional education courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses or concurrent enrollment courses. Chickasaw K-12 students that are homeschooled are also eligible and will be considered based on a review of the current curriculum.
Upon acceptance, Varsity Tutors assigns each student’s family an academic advisor who connects students with their tutors. Students will then receive a five-credit hour trial run to ensure services with Varsity Tutors will meet their needs. Remaining credits will be distributed based on participant feedback from tutoring assistance staff.
“This program is for Chickasaw students who demonstrate a need for additional academic support outside of traditional classroom instruction time,” said Chickasaw Nation Director of Student Development Angela Wrublewski. “We’ve successfully piloted the program with Varsity Tutors and have been really happy with student adoption and engagement. Nearly all of the students enrolled in the pilot requested additional credit hours - which we were happy to approve.”
“Chickasaw Nation is providing a remarkable opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of core subjects, ignite their passion for learning, and achieve meaningful academic gains," said Anthony Salcito, Chief Institution Business Officer at Nerdy, the parent company of Varsity Tutors. "By connecting each student with an accredited instructor, the program delivers personalized, interactive lessons that build upon in-person classroom instruction, ensuring that every learner can reach their full potential."
To enroll in the Student Tutoring Assistance Program, students will need to complete an application and provide a Chickasaw citizenship card, student report card or progress report, proof of Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504, and/or a completed Student Tutoring Assistance Referral from a teacher or school official. For more information or to apply, visit: https://chickasaw.net/tutoring.
About Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw Nation is a federally-recognized First American tribe of more than 75,000 citizens that is dedicated to meeting its mission to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people. A diverse economic portfolio generates funds to support more than 200 quality programs and services in the areas of education, health care, youth, aging, housing and more which directly benefit Chickasaws and their communities.
About Varsity Tutors for Schools
Varsity Tutors – the online tutoring platform used by millions of families – launched Varsity Tutors for Schools to help district leaders deliver 1-on-1, small group, and on-demand tutoring to students. Informed by insights from partnering with over 250 K-12 schools and districts, Varsity Tutors built a full suite of services for schools and educators to implement alongside classroom learning. Most recently, Varsity Tutors launched a unique “Teacher Assigned” model that puts teachers in the driver’s seat: using a single platform, they can easily request and schedule live face-to-face tutoring, share insights, instructional materials and learning goals with tutors, and get real-time updates on student progress.