Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Innovations for Learning, Inc.

Innovations for Learning believes learning to read is a basic civil right with the power to transform lives. Fusing technology, corporate volunteerism and intensive support, we enable meaningful human interaction that is proven to improve literacy outcomes, promoting equity for all young children. We work to realize a world in which all children, regardless of background, are confidently reading to learn, grow, and thrive throughout life. It all starts with literacy.
Program Description
For 28 years, IFL has been building community partnerships and developing innovative software and human-powered solutions to advance early literacy. We collaborate with schools, districts, teachers, businesses, and students, and provide customized, technology-based tools for individualized instruction. Our comprehensive, unique, and proven “whole village” approach has helped more than 70,000 K-2 students succeed as readers. IFL’s core program, TutorMate, combines intensive, high-dosage (H-D), 1:1 tutoring led by trained paraprofessionals with weekly 1:1 enrichment tutoring led by trained corporate volunteers. Using proprietary software and loaned hardware, students connect to tutors remotely or in person and build solid foundations in phonics, sight word acquisition, as well as reading fluency, comprehension, enjoyment, and confidence. In the U.S., more than 8,000 students participate in H-D tutoring and enrichment tutoring annually. Research shows TutorMate students significantly increase reading proficiency, enjoyment and confidence. A recent two-year study showed that 1st grade H-D participants experienced a 163% increase in reading scores, compared to a 41% increase among non-participants."
Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Academic Intervention
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Chicago IL
States of Operation
New Jersey,
New York,
North Carolina,
Operation Locations
Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, North Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jersey City, Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York City, Oakland, Seattle, Union City, Waukegan, Zion
Subject Offered
Early Literacy,
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages Offered
Organization Type

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