CHAT Academy provides culturally supportive educational services, including language-match (when necessary), to help students succeed. This is especially beneficial for a significant portion of the immigrant or refugee student population of Houston.
CHAT Academy’s fundamental goal is to create a “space for success” by setting up the physical environment, providing supplies, and managing daily schedules in ways that support program goals and help students learn. Routines, clear expectations, and well-thought-out space configurations reduce disruptions, fostering a comfortable and consistent learning environment.
For the first hour, the students would work independently on their homework, requesting one-on-one assistance from a tutor if needed. Once a student has finished their homework, a tutor might assign a page from a grade-level appropriate workbook as supplemental academic practice or other appropriate schoolwork. This would be followed by special activities, including whole-group art lessons, crafts, photography, STEM workshops, and other activities.
Participating students are enthusiastic about CHAT Academy workshops and activities and show interest in the topics presented. These workshops have helped in reducing stress and increasing self-efficacy among the students.
Current CHAT Academy after-school sessions are offered every week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Through CHAT Academy, instructors are present to serve students at a service location (schools, community centers, etc.) during after-school hours or set times in the summer. Instruction is provided on a variety of subjects, as needed, as well as other critical services and programs:
Our instructors are trained to connect with young learners from diverse backgrounds. They are successful in engaging students and helping them succeed.
Participating students are enthusiastic about CHAT Academy’s tutoring sessions, as well as our other workshops and activities, and show interest in the topics presented. CHAT Academy has helped students gain better academic achievements at school in tutored subjects.