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This database includes an initial set of organizations that offer tutoring, technology platforms or academic interventions along with relevant information if available.  This is not meant to be an inclusive list, but a starting point. We welcome additional organizations to join the database by completing this form

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  • Tutoring programs are those organizations that offer one-on-one and/or small group tutoring directly to students, either in-person, virtually, or through both modes of delivery. 
  • Technology platforms are technology platforms that facilitate tutoring programs.
  • Interventions offer materials (e.g., an instructional scope and sequence, placement assessment, progress monitoring tools) that are used by a tutoring program, but do not offer tutoring directly.  

This database is intended for Districts, States or nonprofits to identify potential tutoring partners, for potential tutors to identify potential employers and for tutoring organizations to have a clearer understanding of the landscape and to identify interventions that might be useful to their programs, if needed.

Please note that some of these programs are also listed on ProvenTutoring.org where you can find additional information on relevant research studies and costs.


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Amira is an AI-powered Reading Coach, backed by 20+ years of R&D, that listens to K-3 students read out loud, assesses mastery, and delivers personalized 1:1 tutoring. Amira's mission is to help every child become a motivated and masterful reader. Amira is currently used in >250 school districts across 49 states, supported via our partnership with HMH. 

Our embedded assessment is the licensed, digital version of the TPRI, built on decades of research at the University of Texas Health Science Center. The assessment includes a dyslexia screener that identifies dyslexia risk at 96% accuracy.


BellXcel is a national nonprofit that helps schools and youth serving organizations provide tremendous impact on learning recovery. BellXcel is a single source solution that provides all of the building blocks needed to run and manage an evidence-based summer, afterschool, bridge, or tutoring program--all in one platform. This includes: step-by-step guidance, professional learning and development, assessment, robust whole child curriculum for SEL and wellness, enrichment activities, rich content, and support along the way.


6-year cohort providing summer and after school tutoring (homework help) and college guidance through middle and high school.


City Year's AmeriCorps members serving as Student Success Coaches (SSCs) are diverse young adults who serve full-time on teams in systemically under-resourced K-12 schools. They implement City Year's core Whole School Whole Child program, forming near-peer, developmental relationships and providing research-based, integrated social, emotional and academic supports for students, combined with whole classroom and school supports to enable rich learning environments. City Year's SSCs partner with teachers to provide supplemental capacity and personalize the learning environment. They use youth development strategies and student data on social emotional skills and early warning indicators of high school graduation and post-secondary success, such as attendance, behavior and ELA and math course performance, to accelerate students' holistic development.


Edficiency is an online platform that allows teachers to create "sessions" for flex time and/or before/after-school tutoring on whatever topic they'd like, limiting it to whatever groups are appropriate. Teachers can request groups of students for specific interventions or request individual students over any time period. Students can then request to see teachers for specific sessions based on their needs. Admin are able to oversee this process and also request any student see any teacher at any time. Students that did not request anyone and were not requested by any teacher on a particular day are also all accounted for, being assigned to a teacher they know while balancing class sizes for teachers as needed. Administrators can easily look up any student's assignment or teacher's complete roster, as well as pull reports to inform their coaching of teachers or conferences with students, parents, and/or teachers to ensure the time is being used effectively.


eTutorWorld offers one-to-one, and small group, online tutoring in math, science, English, and test prep for students in grades K-12. Tutors are carefully selected subject matter experts with college degree, often Masters, teaching experience, and go through extensive tutor training with ongoing coaching. Students are thoughtfully matched with a dedicated tutor for optimal personalized learning experience and mentoring relationship. Customized curriculum based on school and state standards, regular diagnostic assessments and Learn by Design teaching methodology to track progress. All sessions recorded and available for review. Sophisticated technology platform to manage large scale tutoring programs, currently delivering 2000 lessons per month. Flexible packages based on student needs. Now partnering with schools and districts to support high-impact tutoring initiatives.


One-on-one tutoring for students who need help with school math or school-level computer science.


Tutor Matching Service has developed an online tutoring platform called GoBoard. It combines video conferencing, an interactive canvas, and education tools like a graphing calculator, an equation editor, molecular bonds creator, and much more. In addition, there is a reference library with subject-specific tools, including math, physics, chemistry, business, and more. GoBoard also features a first-of-its-kind ability to text in a photo of handwritten work or textbook pages directly into a collaborative board for others in the session to then mark up in real-time. For K-12 districts, GoBoard can even track the online tutoring hours that your tutors and students complete for reporting purposes.

GoBoard was constructed specifically for tutoring, is grounded in research-backed learning principles, and is vastly easier to use than running a virtual conferencing app and a digital whiteboard at the same time.

With GoBoard, tutors and students can create multiple pages with custom names, expanding the amount of content covered in a session. Tutors or students can upload work to a shared canvas by simply snapping a photo and texting to a session number. Work is done collaboratively in real-time with audio, video, and text chat features. Sessions are autosaved, allowing tutors and students to come back to the same GoBoard at the next booked session.

GoBoard also boasts a customizable Reference Library that allows tutors and students to use their own source materials. GoBoard can be accessed from an iPad, tablet, laptop, or desktop device by opening up any web browser and clicking a GoBoard link. There is no unique or separate software to download.


Phonemic awareness is the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes, and it's one of the best early predictors for reading success. We believe that explicit, systematic phonological and phonemic awareness instruction is the missing piece in classroom literacy instruction. 


Private, 1-1 tutoring services offering virtually with some in person availability.


Intervenciones tempranas de la lectura is designed to work comfortably with a variety of existing core programs to provide the significant increase in the intensity of instruction in the critical strands of beginning reading—phonemic awareness, graphophonemic awareness, the structure of language (Spanish), aural language fluency, decoding fluency, and comprehension. Intervenciones tempranas de la lectura is a Spanish language parallel format to SRA Early Interventions in Reading providing language?specific instruction for early reading in the Spanish language. In designing the reading intervention, the developers applied research on the sequence and development of Spanish literacy acquisition to the same instructional design principles used to create Proactive Reading. The result was a curriculum that was different in terms of the sequence and focus of instructional content, but similar in terms of instructional design and delivery. Thus, teachers delivered explicit instruction designed to assist students in the integrated and fluent use of alphabetic knowledge and comprehension strategies. The 120 lessons represent the language?specific progression of skills from kindergarten through the end of first grade.


Intervene K-12's web-based platform supports data-driven, high-dosage small group tutoring for K-12 students across content areas. Intervene K-12 works closely with districts to diagnose students' misunderstanding by utilizing researched-based analytics. The programs' whole child approach prioritizes creating an authentic instructional environment that is culturally responsive.


Kelly Education, an established presence inside schools across the United States, will closely partner with parents and teachers to ensure tutoring meets individual student's needs. Tutoring solutions are designed with insights based on its work with school districts over the past 20 years. Upon completing a needs assessment, the education team develops a plan to show how an effective tutoring program should be structured.
 


Knack is a peer tutoring platform that partners with educational institutions to power and scale the most affordable and impactful academic support programs proven to reach, engage, and retain more students.


Online tutoring platform that matches tutors with students in a variety of subjects.


Lindamood-Bell is an international literacy organization that offers specific evidence-based programs to address decoding and comprehension skills, thereby positively affecting academic performance. Lindamood-Bell's programs develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension. Instruction is based on the individual's learning needs. The company delivers instruction in learning centers that are stand alone or within schools, in online environments, and in schools throughout the USA.


Littera enables district or school personnel to design tutoring programs, setting program parameters such as schedule, student to tutor ratio, session length, content to be used, and type of tutor. When those programs are implemented, the platform manages all the tutor/student matching, scheduling, online tutoring delivery, and tracking of program execution.

This two-hour, self-paced online course includes everything tutors need to confidently create a collaborative and engaging online tutoring space. With modules focused on online session preparation, active learning, goal setting, and communication, this self-paced, interactive course includes everything tutors need to confidently create a collaborative and engaging online tutoring space.


We provide one-to-one tutoring for adult education and high school equivalency preparation (GED/TASC/HiSET) at two Cleveland-area locations, as well as nationally in our Virtual Classroom, conducted through Zoom. Our tutors are all volunteers. Unlike other programs, tutors may work with a different student each day. Because our adult learners did not succeed in more traditional classroom settings, our program offers the ultimate flexibility. 


SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) is a research-based foundational skills program proven to help both new and struggling readers in grades K-12 build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.


We have successively provided reputable tutoring and test-preparation services to a wide demographic of students and programs for over 10 years. Working with other programs has allowed us to collect extensive data and insight which we have used to create individualized strategies needed to see improvement and achieve student success. We take a comprehensive approach on learning which is constructed through the facilitation of engaging instruction as well as collaboration with teachers, schools, and experienced instructors with proven track records. Our approach consists of implementing research-backed assessments to set a baseline of each student's knowledge, create a learning plan targeting weaknesses following the university/school course goals and state standards, and measure progress through post-assessments, course grades, and course pass rates.


Designed to be used as a component of your tutor training program or as stand-alone training, Tutor Essentials is a self-paced, online course that equips tutors with the tools and tactics necessary to become a great tutor. The highly engaging course includes interactive elements such as real tutoring scenario videos, quizzes, and the creation of a personal tutoring philosophy statement. The entire training program takes 3-5 hours. The course can be completed in one sitting but also gives tutors the ability to save their work and complete it over multiple sessions. Tutor Essentials was developed by Purdue University in partnership with Study Edge, with input from CRLA certification volunteers, Emory University, Clemson University, IUPUI, and others.


Tutor Matching Service is the tutor management platform from Study Edge, a learning science company committed to improving the entire education continuum, from K-12 to college and beyond. For K-12 students specifically, one-on-one tutoring has been shown to have a significant impact on overall student performance.

The TMS platform helps students connect with the right tutors at the right price. TMS is parent-friendly, allowing parents to search for tutors based on geographical location and subject. With TMS, families can schedule tutors online at the time that works best for them, even last minute. TMS makes it easy to decide which tutors might best fit a student's needs by assigning badges to tutors who are trained or certified by their institutions, such as High GPA or Tutor Essential Trained.

School districts can opt-in at no cost to have a TMS site built for their community that boasts a collection of tutors chosen specifically for their students. School districts can choose to allow local certified teachers to work as tutors on the platform. School districts can create vouchers with local or federal funds to support specific student groups by providing tutoring hours. TMS hosts a data dashboard for districts or school administrators with many customizations and tools to monitor teacher and student usage.

Tutor Matching Service has developed a 100% free online tutoring platform called GoBoard (www.GoBoard.com), the platform for all online TMS-booked sessions. GoBoard combines video conferencing, an interactive work canvas, and educational tools like a graphing calculator, an equation editor, molecular bonds creator, and much more. TMS creates unique links to session-specific GoBoard rooms, giving tutors and students easy access to a workspace that saves their progress for future sessions. With this continuous learning environment, tutors and students can build on past learning together.

For parents, this service to directly connect with state-specific college students and certified teachers is undoubtedly the least expensive way to find a high-quality tutor. There are many highly effective tutors available now on TMS for less than $15 per hour.


Tutor Matching Service is a robust and timely resource to extend academic support students and families need during the shift to virtual and hybrid learning. Through TMS, families can find and connect directly with certified and trained online tutors for one-on-one tutoring. TMS provides district and school-level customizations, including assigning local policies for teacher participation, a unique web-page for each participating school and district, Single Sign-On (SSO) integration for students, and a data portal for districts to gauge student engagement. Ask us how TMS can work with districts to facilitate volunteer or supplemental tutoring by teachers.


For 21 years and 20 million tutoring sessions, Tutor.com has been partnering with K–12 schools, higher education institutions, libraries, organizations, associations, and the U.S. military to provide learners from elementary school through college, graduate school, and beyond with highly effective, 1-to-1 academic and professional support. Tutor.com is easy to use (no apps to download) and robust enough to provide sophisticated functionality. Through our partner institutions, tens of millions of learners can readily access:

  • 1-to-1, online, on-demand tutoring with fully vetted expert tutors and career coaches in 250+ subjects as well as test-prep areas
  • 24/7 drop-off reviews of writing assignments, math problems, cover letters, and resumes
  • Video lessons for math/ELA and AP® subjects
  • The Princeton Review SAT®/ACT® Essentials with practice tests, drills, video lessons, and detailed score reports
  • The Princeton Review practice tests for GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT®, and MCAT®
  • Practice quizzes for ASVAB, math, science, and English
  • Tutor.com SkillsCenter Resource Library

Learner satisfaction rates attest to the extraordinary level of support that Tutor.com provides. In post-session surveys, 96 percent reported Tutor.com had helped them complete their assignments; 97 percent indicated they would recommend Tutor.com to a friend; and 99 percent said they were glad their institution or organization offered them access to Tutor.com.


TutorMe is the online tutoring solution of the future. We do this by connecting students with the best online tutors in under 30 seconds using a matching system powered by AI. Students can receive help in over 300 subjects via our advanced lesson space, featuring video chat, screen-sharing, virtual whiteboards and much more. TutorMe's national network of verified online tutors gives students the help they need when they need it.


UPchieve connects low-income students (13+) with free, on-demand math tutoring, science tutoring, and college counseling though their interactive platform. Students can use UPchieve 24/7 from any device (including smartphones, tablets, and computers) to connect one-on-one with a live Academic Coach. Using the interactive whiteboard and text-based chat, students can get help with anything from finishing their homework to preparing for an exam. There is no audio or video to preserve student safety and comfort.


Wave Learning Festival provides a variety of free educational resources. Our tutoring program features tutors from across the world hosting hour-long peer-to-peer tutoring sessions over Zoom throughout the week. We offer school partnerships of all kinds--schools are able to request the services and subjects they need most, including tutoring sessions dedicated to their students and special classes from our tutors.
 


The information contained in the Tutoring Database is a compilation of publicly available information and information voluntarily provided by the identified organizations. THIS DATABASE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED AS IS and are for informational purposes only. Neither Brown University nor the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University nor the National Student Support Accelerator make any guarantees, warranties, or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the database or the information it contains, and none assume any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that the database may contain. Use of this database is at the sole and exclusive risk of the user, and neither Brown University, nor the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, nor the National Student Support Accelerator shall have any liability for any claim, act, or omission arising out of or in connection with the use of the database.

The inclusion of an organization's information in the Tutoring Database does not indicate that Brown University, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, the National Student Support Accelerator, or any individual associated with these entities endorse or support that organization. The National Student Support Accelerator includes all tutoring programs it is aware of in the Tutoring Database. In contrast, the Accelerator uses the following inclusion criteria for academic intervention materials. To be included, interventions must: 1) have a randomized control trial or quasi-experimental study, 2) that produced an effect size of +0.20 or greater OR 3) have particularly high-quality instructional materials but do not yet have RCT or QES research.