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NSSA 2023 Conference

Join this invitation-only gathering of researchers, district, state, and higher education leaders, tutoring providers, and funders to:

  • Learn about implications of recent research findings and innovative and sustainable practices in tutoring;
  • Explore successful state and district strategies for scaling and sustainability; and
  • Make connections with education leaders in the field.

Another study of more than 2,000 elementary school children in Texas tested the difference between one-to-one and two-to-one online tutoring during the 2022-23 school year. These were young, low-income children, in kindergarten through 2nd grade, who were just learning to read. Children who were randomly assigned to get one-to-one tutoring four times a week posted small gains on one test, but not on another, compared to students in a comparison group who didn’t get tutoring. First graders assigned to one-to-one tutoring gained the equivalent of 30 additional days of school. By contrast, children who had been tutored in pairs were statistically no different in reading than the comparison group of untutored children. A draft paper about this study, led by researchers from Stanford University, was posted to the Annenberg website in May 2024. 


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Research consistently shows that tutoring helps students learn, with numerous studies confirming its strong benefits. Driven by this evidence, policymakers and educational leaders nationwide are investing in tutoring initiatives. However “tutoring” can mean various types of educational support, and tutoring programs can differ significantly in their characteristics and effectiveness.

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Filo offers schools and students the ability to schedule tutoring sessions in small groups. This allows students to work with a consistent tutor for an extended period of time. Filo works with the district to ensure that the curriculum being presented to students is closely aligned with classroom instruction and state standards. Filo serves a variety of school levels, kindergarten through 12th grade (elementary, middle & high school) and focuses on providing core subject areas (Math, ELA, Reading, Writing, SAT/ACT prep etc. ) tutoring for each of these school types.


TutorSmart collaborates with schools, school districts, community organizations, and after school organizations to provide intentional out-of-school-time, academic intervention with data-driven metrics for K-8 students throughout Greater Toledo. Currently, TutorSmart supports academic tutoring across the Greater Toledo area, serving nearly 500 students per year at various schools and online.


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One on One Learning offers a comprehensive suite of educational services designed to elevate student achievement and school performance through personalized, high-dosage tutoring and holistic educational strategies. Our program includes:

Program Design and Implementation: Tailored educational solutions to meet each district's unique needs, enhancing academic performance and fostering holistic student development.

High-Dosage Tutoring: Intensive, personalized sessions that address specific academic challenges, boosting student performance and fostering long-term success.


The Lucy Project offers several programs designed to improve literacy among disadvantaged children.

With volunteer, background-checked, high-school or above tutors, EmpowerEd is able to provide free tutoring to low-income students virtually through LearnToBe. EmpowerEd recruits tutors to match the ample supply of students in need of assistance ranging from the general homework help to specific, course-focused skills.


As excitement grows around tutoring as a strategy to combat learning loss, advocates have rightly been encouraged by the growing body of evidence demonstrating the efficacy of tutoring interventions. To date, however, little research has examined the impact of fully virtual tutoring on very young students. Hardly a technicality, this distinction matters because younger children are less likely to have the technical and self-regulation skills upon which virtual learning depends. Now, a new study by researchers from Stanford, Vanderbilt, and UnboundED analyzes the benefits of virtual tutoring specifically for early elementary students.


Less than a third of Colorado eighth-graders score proficiently in math. So, Colorado has invested heavily in high-impact tutoring programs — $20 million allocated in federal and state dollars since the pandemic. Colorado was also one of five states to get a $1 million grant from Accelerate, a nonprofit that aims to make 


Tutoring is a win-win job for college and K-12 students, but the question remains how best to connect college students who need these jobs with the paid tutoring positions available. In a recent working paper with colleagues, we report on a randomized controlled trial that tested whether highlighting the different benefits of a tutoring job can drive changes in tutor applications and employment. We partnered with Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to recruit paid tutors for a campus initiative started in 2020 to support Michigan K-12 students. Tutoring at GVSU was not only a paid position—it was a highly paid position on campus. Tutors could earn up to $17.70 per hour, the highest rate in the GVSU student hourly wage range and well above the state minimum wage at the time of the study ($10.10).


Regardless of the potential hiccups along the way, data has shown that colleges and universities are beginning to tap more into Federal Work-Study funds to hire tutors, said Nancy Waymack, director of research partnerships and policy at Stanford University’s National Student Support Accelerator, a nonprofit research organization that promotes high-impact tutoring in schools.  

For Waymack, it’s refreshing to see students earn pay for tutoring considering the role has historically been viewed as a volunteering opportunity.

“Using Work-Study, using AmeriCorps funds, other federal resources or resources that come from other places to pay tutors just opens up the field a lot more for many different students who otherwise might have been doing another job on campus,” Waymack said. “And they wouldn’t have that opportunity to be in a school, work with kids, and see educators who are teaching every day that they might want to emulate somewhere down the road.”


/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Families looking for individualized attention to help their learner excel often face multiple hoops to jump through and limited choices that don't match their needs. Outschool is one of the most trusted names in education because we put families in control of their tutoring journey, offering them a flexible way to find and book an experienced tutor within their budget and schedule.


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/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Don Bosco Academy tutoring center provides comprehensive, in-person tutoring services across all subjects and at all levels, from kindergarten through high school. Our programs are customized to meet each student's academic and personal needs, which makes our tutoring services ideal for almost every student.