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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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Air Tutors is your district’s online partner in academic achievement. Our interactive experience developed long before the pandemic and, within the prestigious private school and boarding school arena, we polished research driven tutoring and mentoring service with the goal of helping all students reach their full potential with high quality, personalized instruction. Beyond their academic brilliance, our educators have personalities that shine through the web, and we utilize novel teaching techniques that make lectures come alive for students, captivating their engagement and attention.

Our educator to student ratio ranges from 1:1 to 1:15, with our sweet spot in K-12 occurring in groups between 1:1 and 1:5. Our programs take place before, during (Push-In intervention), and after school hours, as well as on the weekends. We have tutors available seven days a week, and while most of our tutoring sessions are scheduled, all participating students can schedule on-demand sessions as well.


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.


As a foundation for the services Axiom Learning will provide to interested parties, we have developed some of the most powerful tools available anywhere in the world which have the potential to help millions of students worldwide. Through our 1-on-1 Learning Laboratories, technology-driven, cutting-edge technology tools, our transformative set of interventions for kids with learning challenges, Axiom is dedicated to spending the next several years of our journey scaling what we have to reach as many as kids around the world as we can.

Specific to this program, Axiom Learning has provided tutoring services for K-12 schools within an urban public school district, including from September 2021 to the present with the Boston Public School District at New Mission High School and from August 2018 to the present with Summit Public Schools.

During this period, Axiom Learning’s service offerings exemplify the relevant qualifications and components we will bring to our engagement with interested parties, including:

  • Weekly small-group tutoring sessions with around seventy-five (75) students struggling throughout middle and high school
  • Direct teacher training and support
  • Support and collaboration with the school(s) in developing appropriate lessons and materials for their students
  • Clyde Hill, WAThree (3) quarterly meetings and collaboration on grant reports with school leadership to evaluate/reflect on implementation

The AERO program consists of online assessments and progress monitoring tools and over 200 lessons across three levels. The AERO program uses online assessments to create and implement individualized instructional plans that are delivered in small groups of students (two to three students at a time). The AERO program includes curriculum-based measures that help AERO Instructors know which skills to focus on during the sessions and monitor students' mastery of taught concepts to make instructional adjustments. AERO's curriculum and assessment resources are housed on the Children Learning Institute's (CLI) online platform, CLI Engage, which allows the majority of the award gift to be allocated to instructional support for students and professional development for AERO implementation.

 


Cignition's unique math tutoring program targets significant improvements in elementary through high school math outcomes as well as improvements in student attitudes towards math.


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.


Enhanced Core Reading Instruction is a multi-tiered program (Tier 1 and Tier 2) featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in kindergarten, first and second grade.


AARP Foundation's Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade.


Fraction Face-Off! (FFO!) is a small-group systematic, structured tutoring program designed to promote knowledge of fractions to 4th grade students. FFO! emphasizes the three domains listed below:

  • Understanding fraction magnitude, including comparing, ordering, and placing fractions on number lines, and fraction equivalencies;
  • Fraction calculations, including an understanding of the operations and executing the operations;
  • Fraction word problems to contextualize fractions as numbers in everyday contexts and strengthen fraction magnitude understanding.

Future Forward is an early literacy intervention that provides individualized one-on-one tutoring and family engagement for kindergarten through 3rd grade struggling readers. The program is traditionally implemented embedded in schools, though we have piloted both virtual and hybrid implementation models for distance intervention (please note: These models have not yet been rigorously evaluated).


Galaxy Math is a small-group systematic tutoring programs that teach students to identify, write, and count numbers, understand magnitude and place value, use <, >, and + signs. The programs provide instruction for students to become competent with efficient counting strategies to solve arithmetic problems by practicing skip counting by 10s, 5s, and 2s, identifying operations, writing addition and subtraction sentences, performing two-digit addition and subtraction, and identifying missing addends.


With a focus on improving educational equity and promoting a more just society, Helps Education Fund provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student learning.


Higher Achievement offers small-group academic mentoring in math and humanities/ELA for middle grade students. It has been the subject of two randomized controlled trial studies by MDRC, both of which demonstrated positive academic effects.


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.


As part of Jumpstart’s mission to ensure children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, college student volunteers work to provide high-quality services to children through Jumpstart classroom service and planning. Jumpstart provides volunteers with the training, coaching, and support to ensure that all of Jumpstart’s activities provide children with high-quality, developmentally appropriate experiences and supportive interactions with well-trained adults.


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.


Literacy First members tutor kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students through daily one-on-one sessions designed to strengthen their early reading and comprehension skills. Fifty percent of Literacy First’s tutors are bilingual, allowing the program to provide support to both Spanish and English speakers.


Highly trained tutors work with pairs of students in grades 4-8, using evidence-based math interventions created by experts.

Affiliate Programs:  

Hope Network – Michigan Education Corps, https://hopenetwork.org/michigan-education-corps/

South East Education Cooperative (SEEC), https://www.ndreadingcorps.org/


Started as a student club at Cornell to provide summer enrichment for urban youth in NYC, now partners with K-12 schools to provide many programs including tutoring.


Reading Corps combines the people power of AmeriCorps and the science of how children learn to read. Trained AmeriCorps members are placed in early learning centers and elementary schools statewide to serve as literacy tutors for children from age 3 to grade 3. Tutors work with children one-on-one and in small groups daily, providing literacy interventions that are tailored to each learner's needs.

Affiliate Programs:  

Hope Network – Michigan Education Corps, Reading & Math, Inc., https://hopenetwork.org/michigan-education-corps/

The Literacy Lab, https://theliteracylab.org/

South East Education Cooperative (SEEC), https://www.ndreadingcorps.org/

Colorado Youth for a Change, https://youthforachange.org/join-americorps/join-americorps-colorado-re…

United Ways of Iowa, https://www.uwiowa.org/ReadingCorpsSchools


Evidence-based program that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to provide individualized reading instruction to K-4 students


A professional development program, one-on-one, and small group research-based literacy intervention geared towards first graders who are struggling to read.


Saga embeds algebra (or geometry) math tutors as a class within the school day. Our tutor teams can serve 20-40 students per period, and the tutors can work in person or online. Tutors work in ratios of 1:2 to 1:4, and we offer four models.


Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART®) is a volunteer program widely implemented in Oregon for students in grades preK-3 who are at risk of reading failure. The program is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-implement intervention. Volunteer readers go into schools where at least 40% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and read one-on-one with students twice a week for half an hour. Typically, one volunteer works with two children on four types of activities: reading to the child, reading with the child, re-reading with the child, and asking the child questions about what has been read. The program also gives each student two new books a month to encourage families to read together.


SPARK Early Literacy provides in-school tutoring, family engagement, and opportunities to attend after-school activities to all students in high-poverty schools, not just to low achievers. SPARK Early Literacy tutors work with K5-3rd grade struggling readers, using a set lesson plan and program materials.


Stepping Stones to Literacy (SSL) is a supplemental curriculum designed to promote listening, print conventions, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and serial processing/rapid naming (quickly naming familiar visual symbols and stimuli, such as letters or colors).


Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI; formerly called Targeted Reading Intervention) is a professional development program for K-2 teachers with an embedded reading intervention. Teachers work one-on-one with a beginning reader for 15 minutes a day for a period of eight to ten weeks. TRI literacy coaches support teachers with an initial training institute followed by weekly web-based coaching while a teacher works with a student.


Our program teaches phonetic skills and learning strategies appropriate for all elementary reading programs. Each lesson plan provides step-by-step instructions allowing anyone, from classroom volunteers to reading teachers, to work with a student without preparation. Because of its accessibility, our reading curriculum fits well in any school reading group, one-to-one instruction, or community learning center.

Peak Reader® is a proactive research-based curriculum and provides structured tutoring, high-quality training and supportive supervision. It’s a solution with an unmatched success rate!

The Peak Reader® includes Level I and II or Level III curriculum, a training video, Site Coordinator Manual, stickers, and manipulatives.

The Peak Reader Level I and II is appropriate for students who need help with basic reading skills and are reading at a 1st, 2nd or early 3rd grade level.

Five basic parts to the Levels I and II

Phonemic Awareness

Phonics Instruction

Vocabulary

Fluency

Text Comprehension

The Peak Reader Level III is appropriate for students who are reading at a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade level.

Students learn to read strategically and gather data using the Level III curriculum.

Three basic parts to the Level III

Specific word analysis reading skills

Comprehension Skills

Study and Test Taking Skills


ThemeReads is designed to increase vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and background knowledge through brief, content-rich books meant to be read quickly and with understanding, allowing practice both with reading and with acquisition of specialized vocabulary and knowledge in content areas. ThemeReads texts focus around various content area themes, with multiple texts on each topic, providing more opportunity to practice reading content area words and synthesizing across texts to develop deeper knowledge in each topic.


Tutoring with the Lightning Squad is a peer-supported, web-based, interactive multimedia tutoring model. Developed by Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and the Success for All Foundation in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the program is designed to enable struggling readers in Grades 1-3 to achieve grade-level literacy proficiency by developing skills in fluency, phonics, word blending, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension through a series of game-like cooperative activities.


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.