Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program

The Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Program: Tutoring Program Requirements

What is the Cleveland Tutoring Program? The tutoring program is an opportunity provided by the State of Ohio for parents/guardians to obtain tutoring services for their children that are enrolled in Cleveland Municipal Schools.

Who is eligible? All children currently attending a Cleveland Municipal school in kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8) are eligible. Students attending private school may not participate.

What services will be provided? Students will be tutored in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science and citizenship. Emphasis will be given to improve reading skills.

Where will tutoring take place? Tutoring takes place before or after school hours at the child’s school or at other approved participating sites.

Who pays for tutoring services? Complete applications with verification of income must be returned as soon as possible. The State provides up to 90 percent and parents/guardians are responsible for the difference, 10 percent, which is $2.00 per tutoring session. Where the family’s income exceeds the 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines, the State will allocate 75 percent. Parents/guardians pay 25 percent or $5.00 per tutoring session.

Note: The State of Ohio will issue a check(s) in the name of the tutor who provided tutorial service. Parents/Guardians are responsible for providing the family's share of services rendered.

Is there a limit on the number of hours a student can be tutored? Each student is eligible for 21 hours of tutoring per academic school year.

How many students can be tutored per tutoring session/per hour? Only one student per hour, at a maximum of one hour per day.

How do parents/guardians apply? Parent/Guardians must submit a complete CSTP Parent/Student application (click here) and all required income documentation.