The Catholic University of America

Program Description 

Mission: Higher Achievement's mission is to develop academic skills, behaviors, and attitudes in academically motivated and underserved middle school children to improve their grades, test scores, attendance, and opportunities – resulting in acceptance to college preparatory high schools.

  • Subjects Tutored: Reading, Math, and Technology
  • Type of Tutoring: Small group tutoring, one-on-one mentoring
  • Other Information: Higher Achievement serves 5th through 8th grade children.


Brookland Middle School
1150 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20017



Weekly Schedule

Mondays and Tuesdays: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Thursdays: 4:30pm-6:30pm

(Walking Times Included)

Click here for Training and Orientation information.

Contact Information

Site Supervisors: 
Chris Perkins
Julie Margolies
Rachel Hustedt
Team Leaders:
Tim Buonocore
Joel Desmarais

If you will be absent, please e-mail your Team Leader and


Meeting Time: session start time

Where to Meet: in front of Campus Ministry Office

Transportation Type: walking 


  1. Head Southeast toward Michigan Ave.

  2. Turn Left onto Michigan Ave.

  3. Destination will be on your Left. 

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“I have never seen so many children excited to see the DC Reads tutors.  I may be a complete stranger to some of these students, and yet they hug me and want to get to know me." Charlotte, DC Reads Tutor