We provide students with one-on-one tutoring and mentorship from experienced educators. 

Comprehensive Academic Support 

GO tutors meet at least twice per year with their student's school day teacher to set learning goals, determine the appropriateness of those goals, and realign them when necessary — offering an individualized academic support system that grows with the child. Tutors also conduct classroom observations, attend curriculum nights, and sit in on parent-teacher conferences and response-to-intervention (RTI) meetings. This helps tutors meet students at their current academic level and create a plan that best fits the child's needs.

Fortunately, our school district has a strong connection with the leadership and volunteers associated with GO. Students benefitting from GO have demonstrated progress in reading, writing, and mathematics.
— Dr. Luvelle Brown, Superintendent of Ithaca City School District


Our Impact

60 Hours

GO's tutoring year runs from mid-October to the end of May. Each student receives two, one-hour sessions per week, after school, over a 30-week period — resulting in 60 additional hours of enrichment and support throughout the academic year. 

Building
Relationships

Most of our dedicated tutors begin working with a student in the second grade and continue throughout their elementary school years. This continuity of service, along with the trust, insight, and compassion established between tutors and students over time, make GO unique and effective.  

Creating
Opportunities

In addition to one-on-one academic support, GO tutors serve as mentors, often going above and beyond to provide enrichment opportunities for their students. Whether it's tickets to a play, concert, or sporting event; visiting a museum; or receiving sponsorship for swimming or music lessons, this added level of support and opportunity transforms how students feel about school and their community.