Jessica Sliwerski, the founder of Ignite, said the program works because it provides rigorous one-on-one instruction from a tutor who is completely focused on them during the 15-minute session.
“The kids love it and the 15 minutes flies by really quickly,” she said. “They’re super excited to come back the next day and get that support. But also they leave their session and they go back into their regular classroom setting and they bring these new competencies with them, which then gives them the confidence to tackle work that in the past, they might have been like, ‘Forget it, I can’t do this. It’s too hard.’ And now they’re persisting.”