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Who We Are

SAGA Innovations (http://sagainnovations.org) is a national nonprofit that partners with public school districts to provide underserved students with high-dosage in-school-day tutoring, at no cost to students or their families. We are able to provide this service because of the passion and dedication of SAGA Fellows – full-time tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps by building lasting relationships and impacting the lives of their students every day. We recruit highly talented recent college graduates, midlife career changers, and recent retirees to commit to a 10-month service year for modest pay. We also provide ongoing support, training, professional development, curriculum, and data management to drive our results.

 

Our Approach

SAGA’s approach to tutoring is unique because it differs from the traditional tutoring model. Instead, students meet with their SAGA Fellow during a class period as part of their regular daily schedule - in addition to their normal core classes - for the entire school year.

 

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“Jacob has shown amazing growth over the past three weeks. When we first started, he was constantly doubting himself, erasing whatever work he would show. Now, he is able to find exactly where he makes mistakes, go back, and fix them without my help. He has learned new concepts extremely well and has had a great attitude EVERY day of class.”

-Gabriel Davis, SAGA Fellow ‘17-‘18, Clinton High School, NYC

 

Our Mission and Core Values

SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.

At SAGA Innovations, our commitment to our core values drives our work. We are:

 

Mission-Driven: Display an unwavering commitment to the success of the students we serve

Relationship-Driven: Live by the motto, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Results-Driven: Consistently use data to guide instruction

Growth-Minded: Demonstrate hunger for feedback

Relentless: Display unparalleled perseverance and resolve

Collaborative: Work jointly to find creative solutions


Why We Do This

For every 10 low-income students who enter high school, 7 will graduate on time, 4 will enter college, and only 1 will earn a college degree by the age of 24 (The Promise of College Completion, 2011). Finding interventions that improve the academic outcomes of low-income students is one of our nation’s most urgent challenges. Very few educational interventions have targeted a key barrier to school success: “mismatch” between what regular classrooms deliver and the needs of students, particularly those far below grade level. The variability in academic achievement increases as students progress through school; by high school, many students in distressed communities can be three or more years behind grade level, especially in math, which research shows is a specific choke point in the pathway to graduation for high school students.

 

Our Results
SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized controlled trials conducted by the University of Chicago. Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied. SAGA is committed to consistently and systematically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve. This work builds off of a randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013 and 2014, in which students gained up to 2.5+ years of math growth in one year of high-dosage math tutoring. This research shows that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high-need urban communities—it is not too late.

 

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2017-1056
US-IL

 

Who We Are

SAGA Innovations (http://sagainnovations.org) is a national nonprofit that partners with public school districts to provide underserved students with high-dosage in-school-day tutoring, at no cost to students or their families. We are able to provide this service because of the passion and dedication of SAGA Fellows – full-time tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps by building lasting relationships and impacting the lives of their students every day. We recruit highly talented recent college graduates, midlife career changers, and recent retirees to commit to a 10-month service year for modest pay. We also provide ongoing support, training, professional development, curriculum, and data management to drive our results.

 

Our Approach

SAGA’s approach to tutoring is unique because it differs from the traditional tutoring model. Instead, students meet with their SAGA Fellow during a class period as part of their regular daily schedule - in addition to their normal core classes - for the entire school year.

 

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“My student Lacarsha always continues to impress me. She shows up everyday to class ready to learn. When she doesn’t get a problem right the first time, she insists on doing it over and over again until she gets it right. She is so motivated and ready to succeed!" 

-Halle Shine, SAGA Fellow ‘17-‘18, Julian High School, Chicago

 

Our Mission and Core Values

SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.

At SAGA Innovations, our commitment to our core values drives our work. We are:

 

Mission-Driven: Display an unwavering commitment to the success of the students we serve

Relationship-Driven: Live by the motto, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Results-Driven: Consistently use data to guide instruction

Growth-Minded: Demonstrate hunger for feedback

Relentless: Display unparalleled perseverance and resolve

Collaborative: Work jointly to find creative solutions


Why We Do This

For every 10 low-income students who enter high school, 7 will graduate on time, 4 will enter college, and only 1 will earn a college degree by the age of 24 (The Promise of College Completion, 2011). Finding interventions that improve the academic outcomes of low-income students is one of our nation’s most urgent challenges. Very few educational interventions have targeted a key barrier to school success: “mismatch” between what regular classrooms deliver and the needs of students, particularly those far below grade level. The variability in academic achievement increases as students progress through school; by high school, many students in distressed communities can be three or more years behind grade level, especially in math, which research shows is a specific choke point in the pathway to graduation for high school students.

 

Our Results
SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized controlled trials conducted by the University of Chicago. Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied. SAGA is committed to consistently and systematically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve. This work builds off of a randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013 and 2014, in which students gained up to 2.5+ years of math growth in one year of high-dosage math tutoring. This research shows that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high-need urban communities—it is not too late.

 

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2017-1055
US-MA-Newton

Who We Are

SAGA Innovations (http://sagainnovations.org) is a national nonprofit that partners with public school districts to provide underserved students with high-dosage in-school-day tutoring, at no cost to students or their families. We are able to provide this service because of the passion and dedication of SAGA Fellows – full-time tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps by building lasting relationships and impacting the lives of their students every day. We recruit highly talented recent college graduates, midlife career changers, and recent retirees to commit to a 10-month service year for modest pay. We also provide ongoing support, training, professional development, curriculum, and data management to drive our results.

 

Our Approach

SAGA’s approach to tutoring is unique because it differs from the traditional tutoring model. Instead, students meet with their SAGA Fellow during a class period as part of their regular daily schedule - in addition to their normal core classes - for the entire school year.

 

Our Mission 

SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.

 


Why We Do This

For every 10 low-income students who enter high school, 7 will graduate on time, 4 will enter college, and only 1 will earn a college degree by the age of 24 (The Promise of College Completion, 2011). Finding interventions that improve the academic outcomes of low-income students is one of our nation’s most urgent challenges. Very few educational interventions have targeted a key barrier to school success: “mismatch” between what regular classrooms deliver and the needs of students, particularly those far below grade level. The variability in academic achievement increases as students progress through school; by high school, many students in distressed communities can be three or more years behind grade level, especially in math, which research shows is a specific choke point in the pathway to graduation for high school students.

 

Our Results
SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized controlled trials conducted by the University of Chicago. Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied. SAGA is committed to consistently and systematically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve. This work builds off of a randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013 and 2014, in which students gained up to 2.5+ years of math growth in one year of high-dosage math tutoring. This research shows that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high-need urban communities—it is not too late

 

Position Summary (Position based in Newton, MA)

The National Director of Development is based in Newton MA but will focus primarily on building our base in Chicago and NY.  The Director is responsible for managing strategies and activities for corporate and individual donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, and will:

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2017-1053
US-IL-Chicago

SAGA Innovations is dedicated to transforming American public education by driving the expansion of the nationally recognized innovation of high-dosage, intensive daily tutoring. To help us achieve our mission, SAGA Innovations is looking to hire Student Ambassadors on several campuses across the country. These Student Ambassadors will serve as recruiters on campus, helping to establish the SAGA brand and to identify the best candidates for the SAGA Fellowship.

 

The SAGA Fellows program is a full time, in-school professional math tutoring opportunity for seniors after college graduation. Unlike traditional tutoring that happens outside of school hours, SAGA tutoring occurs as a stand-alone class period and is built into the regular school day as an elective course for credit.

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2017-1052
US-NY

 

Who We Are

SAGA Innovations, Inc. (www.sagainnovations.org) is a growing non-profit that provides underserved middle and high school students with high quality math tutoring during their school day, at no cost to them or their families.  We are able to provide this high-dosage service because of the passion and commitment of SAGA Fellows – full-time math tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps and impacting the lives of their students every day.  We currently serve around 2,500 students in Chicago and New York City.

 

Our Mission and Core Values

SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.

 

At SAGA Innovations, our commitment to our core values drives our work. We are:

Mission-Driven: Display an unwavering commitment to the success of the students we serve

Relationship-Driven: Live by the motto, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Results-Driven: Consistently use data to guide instruction

Growth-Minded: Demonstrate hunger for feedback

Relentless: Display unparalleled perseverance and resolve

Collaborative: Work jointly to find creative solutions

 

Our Results

SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized control trials done by the University of Chicago.  Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied.  SAGA is committed to furthering its evidence base and to consistently and systemically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve.

 

SAGA FELLOW (NEW YORK CITY)

Position Summary

SAGA Fellows spend 10 months serving in an under resourced New York City public school. The Fellowship begins in mid-August and runs through the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  This work builds off of a randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013 and 2014, where students gained up to 2.5+ years of math growth in one year of high dosage math tutoring. This research shows that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high need urban communities—it is not too late.

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2016-1033
US-IL | US-IL

 

 

Who We Are

SAGA Innovations, Inc. (www.sagainnovations.org) is a growing non-profit that provides underserved middle and high school students with high quality math tutoring during their school day, at no cost to them or their families.  We are able to provide this high-dosage service because of the passion and commitment of SAGA Fellows – full-time math tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps and impacting the lives of their students every day.  We currently serve around 2,500 students in Chicago and New York City.

 

Our Mission and Core Values

SAGA’s mission is to transform the lives of the students we serve by motivating them to generate new levels of effort, developing their academic and problem-solving skills, and building their confidence, through personalized instruction and strong relationships among student, tutor, school, and family.

 

At SAGA Innovations, our commitment to our core values drives our work. We are:

Mission-Driven: Display an unwavering commitment to the success of the students we serve

Relationship-Driven: Live by the motto, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Results-Driven: Consistently use data to guide instruction

Growth-Minded: Demonstrate hunger for feedback

Relentless: Display unparalleled perseverance and resolve

Collaborative: Work jointly to find creative solutions

 

Our Results

SAGA tutoring has been the subject of multiple large-scale randomized control trials done by the University of Chicago.  Results have shown that SAGA’s in-school tutoring model is one of the most effective high school interventions ever studied.  SAGA is committed to furthering its evidence base and to consistently and systemically testing variations to its model in order to offer the most affordable, implementable, scalable, and effective services to the districts, families, and students we serve.

 

SAGA FELLOW (CHICAGO)

Position Summary

SAGA Fellows spend 10 months serving in an under resourced Chicago public school. The Fellowship begins in mid-August and runs through the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  This work builds off of a randomized clinical research study by the University of Chicago, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2013 and 2014, where students gained up to 2.5+ years of math growth in one year of high dosage math tutoring. This research shows that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high need urban communities—it is not too late.

 

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2016-1032

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