Bridge the Gap is a series of systematic phonemic awareness intervention lessons for students in 2nd grade and above. The lessons can be used in small groups or with individual students who struggle to decode words automatically.
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.
We welcome additional organizations to join the database.
- 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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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.
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.
Private, 1-1 tutoring services offering virtually with some in person availability.
Connects Stanford students with high school students from historically marginalized local communities as tutors, mentors and academic supports.
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.
Our program matches West Michigan college students with one resettled refugee student in the Kalamazoo, MI area for 1:1 homework and general academic assistance. Homework-help is our basis, but we also utilize session times for fun interactive games to encourage social interaction in a time of such isolation.
Hoot Reading is an online tutoring service that is focused on literacy. We connect kids with experienced, hand selected teachers, to practice reading over video chat.
Huntington Learning provides individualized tutoring from certified teachers to build and enhance the skills needed for school success and help children get the best grades possible on quizzes, tests, and report cards.
The Ignite! Reading program is typically implemented during the independent reading portion of a school’s literacy block or during a designated intervention period. Students receive 15 minutes per day of one-on-one instruction over Zoom from a highly-trained remote tutor. By leveraging Zoom we are able to both ensure that tutors are implementing the curriculum with fidelity and eliminate the traditional challenges of ensuring enough tutors are available at the time and place they are needed. School partners are responsible for ensuring that students show up on time for their tutoring sessions each day. Ignite! Reading serves students in K-5 and provides school partners with baseline and ongoing progress monitoring data.
Ignited Mind provides free tutoring to New Mexico middle and high school students with the long term objective of improving the graduation rate and surpass the 88% national high school graduation rate. They will facilitate this with direct tutoring services to students in active and strategic school partnerships.
Our goal is to establish an annual summer math camp for 75-100 students and to establish in-house tutoring centers at our school partner schools.
Web-based math program used in K-8 classrooms. Experimenting with incorporating live-teacher intervention.
Immokalee Readers is an after-school early intervention literacy tutoring program designed to help the lowest-performing young readers by supplementing their regular classroom instruction.
Ingenify is a two sided marketplace that connects high school volunteers with kids who need free tutoring.
Volunteers are matched with students in small groups to develop a trusting, relationship and to engage in structured activities, often around classroom or homework-related topic. Inspiring Minds views tutoring as the direct and clearly defined work to support the student's academic skill development and mentoring as the more indirect work aimed at cultivating caring, positive relationships which will boost student confidence and promote academic achievement.
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.
Intutorly's volunteer tutors provide one-on-one tutoring to elementary and middle school students in need. All lessons are free of charge and offered online only at the student's convenience. Instruction is provided in a range of subjects, including reading, writing, math, science, and English as a second language. Students sign up by filling out a form on the website and then are matched with a tutor based on their individual educational needs and goals. Most tutors work with their students at least weekly for a minimum of 12 weeks.
iRead uses adaptive technology that adjusts instruction to meet children where they are and provides explicit instruction and guided practice to build mastery.
We strive to close the equity and access gap for under-served populations Nationwide and provide high-quality tutoring by partnering with schools and universities to make available cost-effective online education services. In addition to the direct provision of supplemental academic supports, we train teachers and paraprofessionals to become more effective.
For almost 20 years, Ivy Tutors Network's brilliant and caring tutor-mentors have inspired students to achieve through fundamental skills-teaching and a growth mindset curriculum, in both individual and small group settings. Our team of 50+ best-in-class, vetted tutors work with kids of all ages to help them achieve their scholastic potentials, retain knowledge, increase confidence, receive higher scores on exams, and gain admittance to the best schools. We arm students with skills, strategies, and thirst for knowledge that will carry them through school, college, and beyond.
After school tutoring, mentoring and Summer Enrichment programs
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.
Grand Valley State University’s K-12 Connect program provides individualized K-12 academic support to students through virtual, high-dosage tutoring services. While K-12 Connect currently partners largely with Michigan school districts, the program is expanding to service districts across the US. K-12 Connect tutoring is flexibly designed, with tutoring offered in and outside of school, seven days a week. Tutors are highly trained and work in a community-based learning environment with ongoing coaching and collaborative peer and professional support. Additionally, tutors are given opportunities to earn literacy credentials.
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.
1-to-1 Tutoring: We tailor our lessons to the educational needs of the unique students we teach. We teach academic subjects, practical skills, and self-confidence to ensure each child who studies with us will learn as much as possible. Tutorials are geared to students’ current academic abilities and encourage growth towards the academic standards expected of top universities around the world.
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.