Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Quasi-experimental study conducted?

This database includes an initial set of organizations that offer tutoring, technology platforms or academic interventions along with relevant information if available. 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. Interventions offer materials (e.g., an instructional scope and sequence, placement assessment, progress monitoring tools) that could be used within a tutoring program, but do not offer tutoring directly.  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. The intended use for this database is 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.

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LEAP engages undergraduates in helping kindergarten through fourth grade students develop the language, literacy, math, and social skills necessary to succeed in school.


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


Learning Bridge was created to help close the educational gap between children in foster care and their peers by providing one-on-one tutoring for kids who are struggling in school. The program began in August 2020. In February 2021 the nonprofit Learning Bridge that was created to sustain and grow the program. Our target demographic is youth in foster care in Kindergarten to 12th grade in Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties. The program is unique in its focus on foster kids, providing consistent academic support and coaching geared to their needs.


In response to COVID-19 school closures, Learning Lodge provides free virtual tutoring by connecting college volunteers with elementary and middle school students.


Lexia® Core5® Reading supports educators in providing differentiated literacy instruction for students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Lexia’s research-proven program provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, targeting skill gaps as they emerge, and providing teachers with the data and student-specific resources they need for individual or small-group instruction.


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.


In partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, volunteers are recruited and trained to provide tutoring in reading comprehension in selected 1st and 2nd grade classrooms within the School District. The goal is to have each student 50% closer to grade level at the end of the year than when they began the year. The 30 minute sessions have been designed by School District staff to supplement reading taught in the classroom.

There is also an afterschool component, free, conducted at the Literacy Coalition for students in grades 1 through 3. Tutors meet with their students for 60 minutes once a week during the school year and during the summer.


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.


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.

Affordable and effective 1:1 Tutoring for local K-12 students.


Masteryhour.org is a free, online tutoring program for K12 students, led by volunteers from colleges and universities, currently offered in English and Spanish. We use a mastery-based approach to ensure students advance at their own rate. All our tutors are trained in innovative teaching techniques including inquiry-based learning. anti-bias education, child-centered communication differentiating learning and cultivating a growth mindset. Volunteer professors and math teachers come to observe tutoring sessions and offer feedback and support to the student tutor volunteers. All the tutoring happens in the Mastery Hour zoom room. Students can drop in whenever they need tutoring and are paired with tutors in breakout rooms - or can stay in the main room for study hall (occasionally asking a question as needed). While we're starting with math offered twice a day in our zoom room, we hope to add more subjects and hours until Masteryhour.org is available 24 hours a day for free to any child who needs it.

Students receive daily individual or group tutoring in additional to conventional instruction, extended school day.


Visual math program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving.

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/


Our tutors work one-on-one with fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students to help with homework completion at Buford Middle School and Walker Upper School. The tutors mainly motivate and encourage while also answering some questions regarding homework assignments.


We pair students with experienced, background-checked teachers based on preferred learning style for 1:1 online tutoring sessions.


Outreach program of the Office of Civic Engagement, at University of Chicago. Partners with 50 sites on Chicago's south Side.

Virtual platform connecting grade 10 math students with certified teachers for homework support. Sessions are by virtual whiteboard or phone and run for 20 minutes.


Small group tutoring program for 1st graders in math, targeted at students at risk of falling behind.


Provides individual academic support to elementary and middle school students who live or attend school in 3 NY neighborhoods.


OpenLiteracy Reading is anchored in the Science of Reading and its high impact tutoring follows a sequence of lessons that begins with letter sounds, beginning blending, and phonological awareness and moving through advanced phonics. Students who complete levels 9 in the OpenLiteracy Reading sequence successfully will read at an end of second grade level.


Paper helps give every student an equal opportunity to excel academically. K-12 school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada count on Paper to promote educational equity, deliver personalized learning, and deploy academic support at scale. Our educational support system (ESS) provides learners with unlimited 24x7 homework help, writing feedback and study support at a predictable fixed cost. Papers specialized tutors deliver on demand, 1:1 academic support in four languages across more than 200 academic subject areas so students always have access to expert extra help exactly when, where and how they need it.


Peer Power recruits and trains high-performing college students, called Success Coaches, to tutor in public classrooms and mentor high school students to encourage active learning, valuing education, and being personally accountable for their futures.


Our program utilizes high-school and college students to assist younger children that don't have the educational support they need to succeed and reach their potential in school. All meetings we hold are virtual as our tutors and students live across the country. Our sessions are usually held on ZOOM, and schedules for sessions are very flexible as they are agreed upon by the parent/guardian of the student and the tutor. We are open to any accommodations or suggestions you may have as a student or a tutor in the future.


tutoring program for remediating the calculation and word-problem deficits and for promoting the algebraic cognition of third-grade students at-risk or with identified math disability.


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.


Saturday program with teacher-led lesson and small group instruction.


Project MORE, Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence, is a evidence based reading volunteer reading mentoring project for students with disabilities, that has demonstrated statistically significant reading results since 1999.


Easy-to-access tutor connecting sites for parents with students in grades K-12.

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.