Parent Engagement

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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. 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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A supplemental literacy intervention program that improves students’ fluency, comprehension, and content knowledge. Instructional routine takes just 15 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times per week.


Ravenswood Reads is a service-learning program in which Stanford students tutor children in Kindergarten through third grade in reading and language acquisition.


Reach Inc. recruits, trains, and hires teens experiencing social and academic challenges to serve as tutors for elementary school students facing challenges of their own.


Read Alliance helps to shrink the achievement gap by pairing early elementary children with high school students trained and paid to provide one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills.


Our flagship software integrates phonics, reading, writing & keyboarding in a 40-lesson adventure linking each speech sound to a letter & finger stroke on the keyboard, as users pronounce, segment, type & spell hundreds of words!


Research-based literacy intervention programs designed to accelerate student's reading growth through small-group and one-on-one tutoring in foundational reading skills. Primary focus is on foundational reading skills including phonemic awareness, explicit systematic phonics, fluency, and comprehension.


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


Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring for children in prekindergarten through second grade.

Short-term intervention for first graders in reading and writing. Specially trained teachers tutor 1:1 in daily 30-minute lessons lasting 12-20 weeks.

created to help the lowest-performing first and second graders learn to read competently and within the average range for their age groups.


This innovative literacy program for students in grades 1–3 is committed to helping all children develop accuracy and fluency in decoding.


Through our proven track record with schools, communities, and outcome investing, we provide a place where kids can learn, where the communities that surround them make learning possible, and where the institutions that support them align their resources.

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.


Two-year computing and mathematics-based curriculum for Key Stage 2 pupils.


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. 


Since 2020, Sharity Tutoring Inc. has been committed to supporting our community by providing free tutoring services to as many children as possible. On top of managing countless AP, IB, and AICE classes, the tutors at Sharity Tutoring are extremely involved in their community and are dedicated to providing academic assistance as well as guidance to students in grades K-12. By booking an appointment, individuals will receive a private virtual tutoring session completely free of cost. Sharity Tutoring is a 501(c)(3) certified nonprofit incorporation whose goal is to build a community of learners both locally and internationally through free tutoring services. In order to maximize the number of students Sharity's tutors are able to work with, tutors have developed flexible schedules to accommodate students on weekdays as well as weekends.


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.


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.


Subscription service for college students to ask questions via phone app.


We analyze your child's strengths and weaknesses through a free diagnostic test and then create a personalized strategy that will focus on their weak points and teach the tricks of the SAT/ACT.


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.


S.P.I.R.E. is a research-proven reading intervention program for your lowest performing students. Its teacher-led 10-Step Lesson plan methodically walks them through phonemic awareness and phonics, then spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency — instilling and reinforcing every stage of reading development.


Springboard's recipe for impact is a method we call Family-Educator Learning Accelerators (or FELAs). FELAs are 5-10-week cycles during which teachers and parents team up to help kids reach learning goals. Programming combines personalized reading instruction for PreK-3rd graders, weekly workshops training parents as reading coaches, and professional development for educators.


STEP (Supporting Tutors Engaging Pupils) is a structured tutoring program designed to help build reading and language skills in K-3 students who are below grade level. The goal of STEP is to provide skill-based instruction to improve literacy outcomes by helping students acquire the skills necessary for literacy success.


Step Up Tutoring is a non-profit organization that recruits, screens, trains, matches and supports volunteer tutors with elementary school students for twice per week online tutoring and mentoring. Tutoring currently focuses on English Language Arts and math. 


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).


Steps to Success is a Supplemental Service Provider for the Colorado Department of Education, offering one-on-one reading tutoring using multisensory, synchronous online instruction from a tutor and blended instruction with Lexia Reading Core 5.


The sudden switch to virtual learning impacted all K-12 students, the ones whose education was impacted most were elementary and middle schoolers.  Our team saw an opportunity to build a community to teach young students and help older students meet their graduation requirements through Student Power.


SuccessMaker is a learning program that functions much like a personal tutor for students. It has a reading and a math component. Your school could be using reading or math or both.


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.