Community Tutoring Partnership Summit

Presented by Pearl



If you are on this page, you have been invited to participate in Pearl’s Virtual Community Partnership Summit on March 15th 2023.

Speakers include key pioneers of the partnership model as well as education leaders in both policy and higher-ed. 

There is more evidence than ever that high-impact tutoring (HIT) reduces learning loss.  In addition, the model offers a tremendous opportunity to correct generations of inequities in the PK-12 education system.  There is no doubt that relationships play a critical role in learning, and universities are a key partner in realizing this vision.  

Universities are participating in two ways:

  1. As the supplier of tutors – primarily university students (school’s of education as well as other departments)
  2. As grant recipients administering tutoring across multiple districts or community centers

By invitation only, the virtual summit will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 15th from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm ETDuring your participation, you will have the opportunity to attend two panels and take part in one small group learning session. 


Susanna Loeb PhD is the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, faculty director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis, and a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. She specializes in the economics of education and the relationship between schools and federal, state and local policies. Her research addresses teacher policy, looking specifically at how teachers’ preferences affect the distribution of teaching quality across schools, how pre-service coursework requirements affect the quality of teacher candidates, and how reforms affect teachers’ career decisions. She also studies school leadership and school finance, for example looking at how the structure of state finance systems affects the level and distribution of resources across schools. Susanna is a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, member of the Executive Board of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Christy Borders EDD is Director of the Illinois Tutoring Initiative and Professor of Education at Illinois State University. Previously, she has served as the Director of the Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center, Assistant Dean for the College of Education, and Legislative liaison for education policy. She received her doctoral degree in special education from the University of Cincinnati and has 7 years of teaching and administration experience in P-12 schools for students who are Deaf/hard of hearing in addition to her time in higher education teacher training. 

Patrick Steck is the Senior Director of Policy for Deans for Impact. Prior to joining the Deans for Impact team, Patrick served as a legislative assistant in the Texas Legislature. Patrick received his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Piedmont College and his Master’s degree in International Policy at the University of Georgia.

Faith Freeman PhD is currently the Co-Director of the Institute for Partnerships in Education (IPiE) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Prior to joining the faculty at UNCG, Dr. Freeman served as the Director of STEM and Tutoring at Guilford County Schools.  The High-Impact-Tutoring program in Guilford County has been heralded as a bright shining light of progres in the early days of the COVID education recovery.  


Speak To A Pearl
Platform Expert

Unsure of how to tackle the challenges of your large online tutoring program? Schedule time to speak to a Pearl expert and learn best practices for evidence-based tutoring with Pearl.


Speak To A Pearl Expert

Schedule time to speak to a Pearl expert. Here's what we'll cover:

  • Discuss your existing tutoring program or your aspirations for developing one.
  • Answer your questions and explore how the Pearl Tutor Management System can contribute to the growth of your business.

< To schedule, please fill out the form.