(Jamaica Observer) In an initiative with the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC, Community Scholar Inc — a US-based non-profit organisation — is hiring Jamaican teachers to tutor students in the United States online.
“The focus of the organisation is an effort to increase the test scores of students in the United States of America.
St Cyr said “the effort was created to address the achievement gap between black and white students that persists within the United States”.
He said students are grouped with other students with similar levels of proficiency as determined by teachers in their respective schools.
“Recruiting teachers from Jamaica is a strategy designed to help communities both in Jamaica and the United States,” St Cyr stated.