Many factors combine to set JUMP apart from other tutoring
including our method of teaching (see Our
Approach), the long-term commitment we make
to our students and our remarkable results.
The answer is a resounding yes!
are just a few of JUMP's many success stories and remarkable
- The oldest students in
moved from remedial classes to academic grade nine math classes last
One girl, who couldn't count by twos in grade 6, skipped a year by
grade 10 math in her second semester last year.
- Children with learning
or attention deficits find it easier to catch up in math than in
other subjects when using a well-designed program like JUMP. At one
school where we have a significant presence, Board psychologists were
by the number of children diagnosed as slow learners who were testing
level in math. The confidence these students have gained from doing
in math has spilled over into their other subjects and had a positive
on their overall behaviour.
- Children who speak
as a second language often struggle with math because they can't read
texts. This past year, a number of JUMP students who were insecure
in class (including two who had been diagnosed as selective mutes)
their hands for the first time – during the math lesson.
- Because our tutors
required to have a background in math, we find it easy to recruit
people from all walks of life to work at schools in Regent Park,
and Jane & Finch. JUMP has tripled in size every year, growing in
4.5 years from 7 tutors and 15 students to more than 250 volunteers and
- JUMP is very cost
The average cost is less than $150 per student per year.
- When teachers in 4
schools were offered training in the JUMP method, over 50 teachers
up for the program.
- When the York
was closed to our tutors because of SARS, all the students chose to
doing their JUMP workbook exercises until regular tutoring could resume.
- Last year at Queen
Public School, 30 of our students were given numeracy tests by a
education teacher. After 5 months of tutoring with JUMP, they had all
by one to four grade levels, with many advancing at least two grades.
- Many teachers, parents
tutors have reported amazing changes in our students, both in their
ability and in their concentration and willingness to participate in
The improved math scores of
students are a small measure of our success. The change in the
attitude, confidence and enthusiasm that we witness over and over again
by far the most satisfying reward.
During the coming school years,
plan to document the progress of our students more formally. Once
these results will be available on our website.