Catholic University student tutoring a child

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


Contact Information

Site Supervisors:
Chris Perkins 
Keona Gardner 
Briana Wallington-Ferguson 

Team Leaders:
If you will be absent, please email your team leader and


  1. Head Southeast toward Michigan Ave.
  2. Turn Left onto Michigan Ave.
  3. Destination will be on your Left.
“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