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April 18, 2016
Contact: Nalini Lasiewicz
818.249.9692 x2

Great Oaks Foundation Teams with Crossroads of Learning to
Launch the Tutor Corps Academy, a Learning Community that Works

New York, NY – The Great Oaks Foundation and Crossroads of Learning announce the debut of Great Oaks' Tutor Corps Academy, a custom-branded, private and secure learning community of practice designed to increase student success, staff retention and mission alignment across its network of charter schools. Over 200 tutors are expected to participate in the Tutor Corps Academy throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

The Tutor Corps Academy is the first installation of Crossroads of Learning's Learning Support Academy (LSAcademy), an online campus that delivers courses, content and community to trainers, tutors and academic coaches. Participants in the Academy will engage in custom staff-facilitated courses as well as face-to-face training and mentoring. The Academy will provide a theoretical and practical foundation in tutoring principles and techniques, augmented with advanced communication skills and a continuous exploration of students' learning needs and how best to meet them. By participating in the Tutor Corps Academy, tutors and their trainers will have an opportunity for expanded personal growth, collaboration and professional development in academic support practices. Applications for the 2016-2017 Great Oaks Tutor Corps are now being accepted and will form the inaugural Academy cohort.


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