Accelerating Scholars


Accelerating Scholars

High-Impact Tutoring for Nashville Students

The pandemic presented many unique challenges  – especially for many of our schools, families and students.

teacher tutoring student

To help all of our students quickly recover and succeed, we have launched a high-impact tutoring program called Accelerating Scholars.

And we need your help. 

High-dosage tutoring is a transformative educational intervention tool and, when implemented correctly, proven to have consistent, substantial positive effects on both academic and
social-emotional learning outcomes.

You can help change a child's life by volunteering as an Accelerating Scholars tutor


Volunteer with Accelerating Scholars 

Through Accelerating Scholars, we will match 7,000+ MNPS students with trained, high-impact tutors. To do this, we need to recruit at least 2,000 community volunteers to tutor MNPS students who may need a little extra help and support with personalized and positive learning experiences for students. 

Training Requirements and Information
  • Volunteers will be trained on content, how to structure a virtual tutoring session, the virtual platform all virtual tutors and students will use, and more.
  • Volunteers will provide at least three, 30-minute-long, one-on-one, virtual or in-person tutoring sessions every week for at least 10 weeks during the fall semester. Session times will be matched to each volunteer's availability. 
  • Accelerating Scholars tutoring sessions can take place during the regular school day or during structured after-school programming. 

This will be a convenient and easy process, and your impact could make a lifetime of difference in the lives of Nashville's students. If you're interested in volunteering in this program, sign up today


The Accelerating Scholars Program Will: 

  • Connect thousands of Metro Nashville Public Schools students with a trained tutor and learning coach
  • Create a more personalized and positive learning experience for students 
  • Boost skills, confidence and academic outcomes among students who may need a little extra help and support
  • Focus on 1st through 8th grade reading – as well as 4th through 9th grade math – with all instructional content reinforcing and amplifying classroom lessons and curriculum
  • Provide research-based, virtual or in-person tutoring sessions that will be at least 30 minutes long, at least 3 times each week, for at least 10 weeks, during the regular school day or during structured after-school programming
  • Offer individualized or small-group instruction only – with 3 or 4 students connecting with a licensed teacher; 1 or 2 students with a trained paraprofessional; or one-on-one instruction with trained college and community volunteer tutors


Signature Initiative

Accelerating Scholars is one of 14 signature initiatives for Metro Schools. Our signature initiatives, focused outcomes and core tenets drive the work of making Every Student Known.