Building conceptual understanding, one engaged learner at a time.




Program Description

Cignition delivers high-impact K-12 tutoring, led by experienced educators who produce proven, repeatable results in student success. Our research-based approach focuses on data-informed instruction and collaborative learning, encouraging student-to-student interaction to build deep conceptual understanding.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Portola Valley, California
States of Operation
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
100%-English; 20%-Spanish
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1 up to 4:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
Varies depending on student needs
Does your program engage with parents?
Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Variable depending on session size (1:1 to 4:1)
Cost to Student
Free when part of school/district program; $1/minute rate for at-home or 1:1 tutoring
Type of Tutor
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
RCT effect size
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Matt Kennedy

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