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CityTutor DC is a coalition committed to dramatically expanding access to high-impact tutoring in our nation’s capital. CityTutor DC is proudly coordinated by CityBridge.

CityTutor DC is the connector for high-impact tutoring in Washington, DC.

CityTutor DC was founded in early 2021 to address systemic inequities that disproportionately impact students of color in DC. Many of those inequities were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic leading local and national stakeholders to recognize the need for a coordinated solution to accelerate students.

CityTutor DC partners with 90+ schools, tutoring providers, colleges/universities, and community-based organizations to expand the scope and impact of quality tutoring opportunities for DC’s students. We aim to support Kindergarten through 12th grade public school students with high-impact tutoring.

Though CityTutor DC was created as a response to the pandemic, the systems and relationships we have invested in will take us beyond recovery to build a brighter future for all students.

CityTutor DC is an initiative of CityBridge Education.

High-impact tutoring (HIT) is a research-based practice of supplementing classroom instruction in small groups or one-on-one settings where a trained tutor and student meet frequently and consistently, with a focus on math and/or English Language Arts.

Our Impact

Summer 2021: 300 students received tutoring as schools supported by CityTutor DC piloted HIT.


Fall 2021: With students returning to classrooms, 3,700 more students received tutoring at our first cohort of schools.


Spring 2022: New partnerships were formed on an ongoing basis as we scaled tutoring to serve more students, with an additional 1,600 students receiving tutoring.


Summer 2022: An additional 600 students received tutoring, supported by CityTutor DC.


Fall 2022: Program launches help us exceed our ultimate goal.


White Paper: Establishing Roots

After a year of connecting, designing, supporting, and brokering, the CityTutor DC initiative has demonstrated how to build a tutoring ecosystem that serves students furthest from opportunity and that will last beyond the context of pandemic recovery.

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