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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 where you can find additional information on relevant research studies and costs.

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The Art of Learning is an online tutoring and test prep company headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. We help busy, overwhelmed families supplement their child’s education by providing innovative tutoring strategies that lead to academic success. Our programs include academic tutoring, test preparation, homework support, and academic life coaching. Services extend beyond classroom materials as we take a big picture approach to learning through specialty classes including preschool circle time, art classes, yoga, and storytelling.

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



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

We provide individual tutoring, History Camps, and History Seminars for secondary students writing history research papers.

Gateway begins with a diagnostic assessment to determine exactly where students' skill levels are. Then we have a goal-setting session to develop the high-impact tutoring program that is designed to bring the skill levels up to where they need to be and to continue them from there.

The Halifax Helpers offers three free, virtual tutoring programs. The first is an Academic stream that supports students in all school subjects. The second is our EAL program that provides 1-on-1 English tutoring to language learners. The third is an EAL conversation group which provides a fun an dynamic environment for students to practice conversational English.

Key Features of Our Tutoring Program:

Personalized Approach: We believe that each student has unique learning needs. Our tutors work closely with students to identify their strengths, areas of improvement, and learning styles. This personalized approach ensures that students receive tailored support that meets their specific academic requirements.

Diverse Subject Coverage: Our tutoring program covers a wide range of subjects, from mathematics and science to English language arts and social studies. This diversity ensures that students receive assistance in the subjects they need help with the most, contributing to their overall academic growth.

Experienced Volunteer Tutors: Our dedicated team of volunteer tutors brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the program. These volunteers, who come from various professional backgrounds, are passionate about education and committed to making a positive impact on students' lives. Flexible Learning Environment: We offer both one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions, allowing students to choose the learning environment that suits them best. Whether students prefer individual attention or collaborative learning, our program caters to their preferences.

Academic Enrichment: Beyond homework help, our tutors focus on building fundamental skills, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and study strategies. These skills empower students to become independent learners and succeed academically in the long run.

Online Accessibility: Our program is accessible online, making it convenient for students to receive tutoring from the comfort of their homes. This online approach also enables us to reach students in various geographic locations.

Continuous Monitoring and Feedback: Our tutors continuously monitor students' progress and provide regular feedback to students and their families. This ensures that students are making steady improvements and are on track to meet their academic goals.

Empowering Confidence: Beyond academics, our tutors also focus on boosting students' confidence and self-esteem. As students conquer challenges and achieve milestones, they develop a newfound belief in their abilities.

Impactful Success Stories: Our Tutoring Program has yielded numerous success stories, where students who initially struggled in certain subjects have not only improved but have also gained a renewed enthusiasm for learning.

Community Engagement: We foster a sense of community among students, tutors, and families. Through workshops, seminars, and events, we encourage collaboration, share best practices, and celebrate achievements.

We are a high-dosage reading tutorial program.

There are two parts to Max: The Max Class, our free resource repository, and Max Services, which provides students with free tutoring and paid essay editing. 

The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL) is a multidisciplinary research team whose overarching goal is to create solutions to educational challenges. KUCRL is dedicated to development and research of educational programs and practices that improve outcomes for all learners, including those with learning differences or disabilities. These interventions and practices address higher-order reasoning skills, adolescent literacy, adult literacy, language and reading comprehension strategies, written expression strategies, math skills and strategies, social emotional learning skills, and explicit instruction and routines that respond to diversity in today’s schools. 

Students meet in person in small groups, workshop groups, or individually to work towards writing and reading goals. The program is open to students ages 14-18 or students currently enrolled in a high school or the homeschool equivalent.

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.

Superintendents face three critical challenges: 

1) Improving the performance of underperforming students 
2) Mitigating the effects of poverty on student learning 
3) A growing teacher shortage crisis 

Thinkist provides scalable district-wide peer tutoring programs that work. 

Our peer-to-peer online tutoring platform leverages the greatest untapped resource in education – students – and gives them the tools they need to help themselves thrive. 

High-performing students are trained to become peer tutors. They earn certifications, and community service hours, and build their resumes. 

Students who need help receive free tutoring rooted in a curriculum and educational approach validated by four decades of research. 

School districts improve student outcomes and create a new generation of educators. 
Built and advised by some of the leading minds in education, Thinkist makes high-value peer tutoring scalable, safe, and open to almost anyone.

Third Space Learning provides scheduled online one-on-one math tutoring programs for schools that follow structured, research-based instructional materials. Lesson content is personalized for individual students, aligned to state standards and delivered by STEM specialist tutors.

Schools select the students who need supplementary math instruction and Third Space Learning gives them a scalable and accessible way to provide high-quality one-on-one math instruction for multiple students.

Structured and consistent instructional materials provide scaffolded support for students where they need it most, with each lesson following an ‘I do, we do, you do’ format.

Lessons are available for every state’s standards and for common core. Schools can choose for students to progress through the standards-aligned lessons in the default order, or to choose specific standards for specific students to cover.

Sessions are scheduled in students’ academic schedule, when students work through the chosen lesson with their own dedicated online math tutor, drawing and typing on their shared screen and engaging in mathematical discussion via the free headsets provided.

All Third Space Learning tutors hold or are working towards a University degree in STEM or other math-related subject, are fully background-checked and undergo a rigorous initial training program followed by ongoing professional development and quality assurance. Training focuses on delivering effective, engaging and high-quality one-on-one math lessons.

Regular progress reports are available to help schools monitor each student’s learning growth over time. After just one session, 90% of students show a solid understanding of the concept they’ve been learning. Within a few weeks, students make accelerated progress and report increased confidence in math.

Tier One Learning Solutions was launched in Fall 2020 out of a sincere passion and need to educate children with integrity by providing an intervention-based tutorial service that goes beyond homework assistance. The idea was brought upon by frustrations and obstacles that my husband and I, both Certified Educators, encountered while teaching in various school districts in Texas.School districts classify students with academic deficits as Tier II and Tier III students performing below grade level in core subjects and school-wide assessments given at various times throughout the school year. Tier II and Tier III students are recommended for intervention-based tutorials during school hours but often do not receive these services consistently throughout the school year. Being former classroom teachers, we understand first-hand the need to provide intervention-based tutoring in schools; however, schools often do not have adequate staffing, the proper curriculum and additional educational materials to provide intervention-based tutoring. We have now made it our mission that every child will be a “Tier One Learner” by providing intervention-based tutoring in Reading and Math.

Brown University's online tutoring program is a free resource and service for all students of current partner K-12 schools offered through the Annenberg Institute, the Swearer Center and Tutor Matching Services. The Annenberg Institute's mission is rooted in conviction that improved educational equality leads to enriched opportunities for children and youth, ultimately contributing to more just and flourishing societies. Coupled with the Swearer Center's foundational components: community engagement, engaged scholarship, and social innovation, we strongly believe this program will have positive implications including higher graduation rates, higher rates of matriculation into a four-year university, higher grades on standardized testing, more positive attitude towards school and life, and higher self-esteem.

Free after school small-group math tutoring for grades 5-8 using Top Honors curriculum.

Total Tutoring Services delivers personalized one-on-one tutoring, accessible both in-person and virtually. With over 15 years of experience, we excel in providing exceptional personalized tutoring, test prep and academic coaching for students in grades PreK-12. Our team is composed of highly qualified tutors who work closely with classroom teachers, customizing targeted learning to meet a student's immediate educational needs while aligning with ongoing classroom activities. Through creative and engaging lessons, we not only enhance academic performance but also promote social-emotional development. We strive to be a catalyst for success, partnering with individual families, non-profits, and schools to create a positive impact on the educational journey of every student we serve.

We are a group of licensed teachers who enjoy teaching students, especially in a one on one setting.

Tutopiya is an online tutoring platform that aims to provide high-quality and affordable education to students around the world. Tutopiya's mission is to empower learners with personalized and interactive lessons that cater to their individual needs and goals. Tutopiya's tutors are certified and experienced professionals who are passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge. Tutopiya's vision is to create a global community of lifelong learners who can access the best educational resources anytime, anywhere.

Tutors work one-on-one with students in all grade levels to help them achieve their educational goals. We provide both remedial support for struggling students and enrichment for those who want to hone their skills.

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 (, 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 Partners provides high-impact tutoring in math and literacy for students in grades Pre-K through 12. We partner with districts, schools, families and nonprofits to support students with learning gaps, special needs and learning differences, as well as English language learners.

We establish a tutoring program in each school district led by high school students that match high school student tutors to middle school and elementary school tutees.

Students in K-12 are paired with high school students who excel in math and English; they meet on a fixed weekly basis, with students meeting with the same tutor each time, ensuring that the student and tutor are able to build meaningful, high-impact relationships with one another. Prior to tutoring, tutors go through professional, research-based training on how to build grit and growth mindset skills in students while helping them with academics; they then apply these skills to their work as tutors and in doing so, gain true competency in coaching, communication and mindset development that they can use for the rest of their lives. Additionally, our tutors receive community service hours for their time and, thus, allow us to keep the fees for this high-quality, long-term personal tutoring accessible to families regardless of their income level.

For 21 years and 20 million tutoring sessions, 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. 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
  • SkillsCenter Resource Library

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

Frequency: TbT tutoring programs will meet for 2-4 60-minute sessions per week.

Group Size: Consistent, leveled small groups are limited to 5 students with similar academic needs.

Personnel: Small groups are led by the same Teacher Tutor for the duration of the program, allowing for relationship building and responsive instruction. All Teacher Tutors are credentialed or experienced, professional educators with extensive classroom teaching experience, related degrees, and training in culturally responsive instruction.

Measurement: Programs are anchored around formative assessments to identify key skills and monitor progress.

Curriculum: The tutoring program is aligned to school programming and needs, allowing for rigor, continuity, and alignment to state standards.

TbT designs programs consultatively by meeting with school and district staff to determine student counts, grade levels, subject areas to serve, and scheduling. TbT then spends time before the tutoring program launches to determine leveled student groupings and focus skills / standards based on student data, align content to school needs, and select and train Teacher Tutors with professional backgrounds that match the students they will serve. TbT designs the tutoring scope and sequence, plans lessons, and selects instructional materials based on unique student groups (grade level, focus skills, interests).

TbT implements skills-based tutoring aligned to applicable state standards. To ensure that all instruction is aligned to state standards and customized to school needs, TbT reviews the school’s curriculum and school-provided student academic data. TbT can also customize programming to specifically tie tutoring sessions to a school’s curriculum and the corresponding scope and sequence.

Tutorfly is a high-impact tutoring company powered by Kip McGrath Education Centres. We provide both in person and synchronous virtual tutoring sessions for K-12 students. Tutorfly is equipped with our own learning management system complete with full audio, video, screen-share, and chat capabilities. Within our platform, students can begin working with a tutor in a small group but can then be sent to a ‚Äúbreakout room‚Äù to work independently or individually with the tutor. We can fully integrate with most single sign-on and rostering providers to ensure data privacy of students and ease of access. We provide parents, teachers, and administrators easy access to monitor student progress with an online dashboard. 

We offer tutoring in all core K-12 subjects typically in 30 or 60-minute sessions, 3 or more times per week. Our proprietary curriculum is used by tutors to complement classroom instruction and facilitate the development of individualized learning plans. Weekly reports emailed to teachers, parents, and administrators will document student progress. Tutorfly works closely with our school partners to accurately measure the impact of tutoring on student outcomes. We do this by utilizing a variety of pre-assessment tools to benchmark student performance and then compare this with post-assessment data.

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.