Accelerating Scholars

High-Impact Tutoring for Nashville Students

MNPS is a national leader in establishing an evidence-based high-impact tutoring program for students in the greatest need of accelerating outcomes. tutor and student at classroom desk

Since Accelerating Scholars launched in the fall semester 2021, MNPS has provided high-impact tutoring to over 7,000 students with the help of over 2,000 tutors.

Using a mix of volunteers for one-on-one virtual or in-person tutoring, along with qualified teaching staff for paid small group support, the district has created opportunities for high-quality academic interventions in reading and math.

And we need your help. 
High-dosage tutoring is a transformative educational intervention tool proven to have consistent, substantial positive effects on both academic and social-emotional learning outcomes.

You can help change a child's life - and maybe your own - by volunteering as an Accelerating Scholars tutor


Apply to Tutor Today 

Training Requirements and Tutoring Details
  • Volunteers will be trained on content, how to structure a tutoring session, the web-based tutoring platform that tutors and students will use, and more.
  • Volunteers will provide three, 30-minute-long, or two 45-minute long, one-on-one, virtual or in-person tutoring sessions every week for at least 12 weeks each semester. Session times will be matched to each volunteer's availability.
  • Accelerating Scholars tutoring sessions can take place during the regular school day or during structured before or after-school programming. This will be a convenient and easy process, and your impact could make a lifetime of difference in the lives of Nashville's students.
What Tutors and Students Can Expect 
  • A personalized and positive learning experience for students 
  • A boost in skills, confidence and academic outcomes for students who may need a little extra help and support
  • A focus on 1st through 8th grade reading – as well as 4th through 9th grade math – with all instructional content reinforcing and amplifying classroom lessons and curriculum
  • Individualized or small-group instruction only – with a maximum of 3 students in 1st-5th grade or 4 students in 6th grade and up connecting with a licensed teacher; 1 or 2 students with a trained paraprofessional; or one-on-one instruction with trained college and community volunteer tutors
Ready? Sign up to Tutor today


Current Tutors

Access your training and curriculum materials on the Tutor Resources page.  



Accelerating Scholars is one of 14 signature initiatives for Metro Schools. Our signature initiatives, focused outcomes and core tenets drive the work of making Every Student Known.