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Contracting relationships between public school districts and vendors are a common feature of education provision in the United States. Contracted services in schools can range from broad, essential functions such as school meals, bussing, and janitorial services to more specialized services such as the analysis of student data, curriculum mapping, and professional development for staff members. The strength of these contracting relationships depends on vendors providing consistent services and on payment between vendors and districts. Providers are paid with public funds, and communities may expect clear oversight of contracts and transparency about their effects on valued outcomes. Transparency also can help districts make decisions about whether or not to continue contracts with providers.

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.

The IRC in Denver's Youth Education team is excited to announce the completion of their pilot program of Tutoring Together! The teams' interest in this particular program - with the goal to support client teens with their school work, English language acquisition, and adjustment to school expectations in the USA - was partly born out of feedback from a IRC in Denver Client Voice focus group, in which teens strongly advocated for their need of more personalized English language training.


/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Teach For America Ignite strategically aligns high-impact tutoring to your schools’ goals to accelerate what you are working on with students. Ignite offers virtual, small-group, high dosage instruction focused on elementary literacy, middle school math, or post-secondary access.


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.

Loeb & Safran: From Title I and Americorps to apprenticeships and renegotiated contracts with vendors, ways to find replacement funds and economize. strong>Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Districts across the nation use Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to target appropriate interventions for students with learning, social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Many districts could improve these offerings by using a high-impact tutoring approach, making sure their interventions build relationships between students and educators that motivate, engage and target students’ growth areas using data and high-quality instructional materials. Schools can integrate high-impact tutoring with the funds already being used for MTSS by reallocating resources to more effective approaches.


What led to the rapid spread and adoption of tutoring as a solution? What will it take to bring tutoring to the scale? And what can the science of advocacy teach us about how other policy ideas might follow a similar path? In this AdvocacyLabs webinar, FutureEd Policy Director Liz Cohen will moderate a discussion with panelists including Stanford University Professor Susanna Loeb, JerseyCAN Executive Director Paula White, and 50CAN CEO Marc Porter Magee.


/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Mathnasium math tutors encourage children to develop mental math abilities, number sense, and problem-solving skills. Mathnasium uses modern techniques and fun methods to help children fall in love with math instead of getting bored or terrified by lessons. We tailor our instruction to your child's learning style and needs.


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.


/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Our team of expert teen coaches and certified teacher/tutors provides personalized academic support and guidance to help students excel in their coursework and achieve their academic goals. We offer a range of services, including subject-specific tutoring, study skills coaching, academic planning, and emotional support. Our proven approach has helped countless students improve their grades, build confidence, and achieve success.


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.


Mays pointed to the move to focus federal pandemic relief money on tutoring programs whose design showed evidence of effectiveness, such as individual or very small groups, and using an aligned curriculum in sessions at least three times a week. This model differed from tutoring provided under the No Child Left Behind Act’s supplemental education services, which were repeatedly found to have no benefit for student achievement—in part because programs varied significantly from district to district.


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