Towards equal opportunity

through Bridge High Dosage Tutoring

Inequality of opportunity is an urgent and persistent problem in the field of Dutch education. The Bridge aims to reduce this form of inequality through offering highly disadvantaged primary and secondary school pupils an evidence-based method, Bridge High Dosage Tutoring.

Towards equal opportunity through Bridge High Dosage Tutoring

Inequality of opportunity is an urgent and persistent problem in the field of Dutch education. The Bridge aims to reduce this form of inequality through offering the high disadvantaged primary and secondary school pupils an evidence-based method, Bridge High Dosage Tutoring.

Integraal

Comprehensive

Bridge HDT is an extension of the regular educational program. At The Bridge, we also believe that cognitive and socio-emotional development go hand in hand and we are committed to stimulating “whole child” development through engaging children’s entire networks.

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Development

The Bridge’s constant evolution is based on a collective learning process which involves all layers of the organization.

Evidence

Evidence-based

Our HDT projects are based on evidence and the projects are always investigated scientifically by independent research teams.

The evidence-based Bridge High

Dosage Tutoring method

We aim to reduce educational inequality of opportunity through offering Bridge High Dosage Tutoring to disadvantaged pupils.

The evidence-based Bridge High Dosage Tutoring method

We aim to reduce educational inequality of opportunity through offering Bridge High Dosage Tutoring to disadvantaged pupils.

Persoonlijk
Personalized instruction
The tutoring takes place in a fixed 1-on-2 setting. Using input from each school, pairs of pupils are determined based on academic performance and behavioral tendencies. Thanks to the small group setting, extensive attention can be offered to general and socio-emotional development.
Maatwerk
Customization
Individualized lesson planning allows Bridge tutors to offer math assignments geared specifically to the needs and interests of each student. Our tutors work with pupils on word problems and academic development more generally.
Intensief
Intensive
The pupils receive 2.5 to 5 hours of tutoring per week for an entire school year. This is intensive, thus the term “High Dosage.”
Persoonlijk
Personalized instruction
The tutoring takes place in a fixed 1-on-2 setting. Using input from each school, pairs of pupils are determined based on academic performance and behavioral tendencies. Thanks to the small group setting, extensive attention can be offered to general and socio-emotional development.
Maatwerk
Customization
Individualized lesson planning allows Bridge tutors to offer math assignments geared specifically to the needs and interests of each student. Our tutors work with pupils on word problems and academic development more generally.
Intensief
Intensive
The pupils receive 2.5 to 5 hours of tutoring per week for an entire school year. This is intensive, thus the term “High Dosage.”
Onderscholtijd
During regular school hours
The tutoring is embedded in the regular school day. The tutoring takes place during normal school hours according to a fixed schedule in a separate room within the school set up specifically for HDT.
Samenwerking
Partnerships with each school
The project manager (Site Director) is the main contact person for each school and their maintenance of contact with classroom teachers and counselors generates insights into how pupils are progressing generally as well as specifically with regard to our math instruction.
Ouderbetrokken
Parental engagement
Tutors maintain close contact with parents/caregivers regarding their child’s progress. We see parents/caregivers as key partners in ongoing conversations.
Onderscholtijd
During regular school hours
The tutoring is embedded in the regular school day. The tutoring takes place during normal school hours according to a fixed schedule in a separate room within the school set up specifically for HDT.
Samenwerking
Partnerships with each school
The project manager (Site Director) is the main contact person for each school and their maintenance of contact with classroom teachers and counselors generates insights into how pupils are progressing generally as well as specifically with regard to our math instruction.
Ouderbetrokken
Parental engagement
Tutors maintain close contact with parents/caregivers regarding their child’s progress. We see parents/caregivers as key partners in ongoing conversations.
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Evidence-based

Our Bridge HDT projects are based on evidence and they are always evaluated by a team of independent researchers from the University of Amsterdam. The High Dosage Tutoring approach was originally developed in the United States where it has repeatedly been shown to be highly effective. The results from our first completed project at the Mundus Secondary School were positive and significant both in terms of cognitive and socio-emotional development.

Our results

385

Pupils served

2600

hours of parent contact

25

Professional colleagues

12

Participating schools

Our partners

Working together?

We know and achieve more together. That is why the Bridge continues to search for new partners: this holds for new Bridge HDT projects, those interested in becoming a tutor, sharing insights, financing and on other fronts. Get in touch!

Get in touch
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A project at your school?

Curious about how, together, we can make a difference with a project at your school?

A project at your school?
Becoming a tutor?

Are you the new pedagogic hero that we are looking for? Allow yourself to be inspired by our tutors and apply to become one!

Become inspired by our tutors

Working together?

We know and achieve more together. That is why the Bridge continues to search for new partners: this holds for new Bridge HDT projects, those interested in becoming a tutor, sharing insights, financing and on other fronts. Get in touch!

Get in touch!
TBLI
A project at your school?

Curious about how, together, we can make a difference with a project at your school?

A project at your school?
Becoming a tutor?

Are you the pedagogic hero that we are looking for? Allow yourself to be inspired by our tutors and apply to become one!

Become inspired by our tutors

Working together?

We know and achieve more together. That is why the Bridge continues to search for new partners: this holds for new Bridge HDT projects, those interested in becoming a tutor, sharing insights, financing and on other fronts. Get in touch!

Get in touch!
TBLI
A project at your school?

Curious about how, together, we can make a difference with a project at your school?

A project at your school?
Becoming a tutor?

Are you the pedagogic hero that we are looking for? Allow yourself to be inspired by our tutors and apply to become one!

Become inspired by our tutors