Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Quasi-experimental study conducted?

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

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


Online software that serves as tutor list/marketplace/lesson space for tutors, connects specifically with college students.


Tutoring with the Lightning Squad is a peer-supported, web-based, interactive multimedia tutoring model. Developed by Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and the Success for All Foundation in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the program is designed to enable struggling readers in Grades 1-3 to achieve grade-level literacy proficiency by developing skills in fluency, phonics, word blending, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension through a series of game-like cooperative activities.


Online tutoring platform matching university tutors with high school students for homework help.


Whole Number Foundations is an intervention system designed to teach students foundational skills in whole numbers. CCSS-M aligned grade level programs are available for kindergarten (WNFK) and first grade (WNF1).


UPchieve connects low-income students (13+) with free, on-demand math tutoring, science tutoring, and college counseling though their interactive platform. Students can use UPchieve 24/7 from any device (including smartphones, tablets, and computers) to connect one-on-one with a live Academic Coach. Using the interactive whiteboard and text-based chat, students can get help with anything from finishing their homework to preparing for an exam. There is no audio or video to preserve student safety and comfort.


Platform with audio, visual, and whiteboard capabilities connecting 6th-12th grade students with tutors for 1:1 sessions or group classes.


Native English-speaking tutors teach English to children in China using VIPKid curriculum and video platform.


Sound Partners is a research-based tutoring program that provides individual instruction in early reading skills. Sound Partners benefits students in grades K-2 who are learning to read and provides intervention for students in grades 2-3.


Instructional software that guides students from “Learning to Read” to “Reading to Learn” in a single platform while supporting teachers, students, and parents.


Waterford UPSTART provides four-year-old children access to the highest form of academic support in their early education at no cost to participants: personalized family education and coaching, a new computer and Internet if needed, and adaptive educational software.


Wave Learning Festival provides a variety of free educational resources. Our tutoring program features tutors from across the world hosting hour-long peer-to-peer tutoring sessions over Zoom throughout the week. We offer school partnerships of all kinds--schools are able to request the services and subjects they need most, including tutoring sessions dedicated to their students and special classes from our tutors.
 


WPTP tutors are Penn students who work with students either on Penn’s campus, or in local elementary schools as part of our off-campus program.


Wilson Foundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy. Students in grades K-3 receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, Fundations serves as a prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. It is integral to a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, providing research-based instruction in Tier 1 as well as early intervention (Tier 2) for students at risk for reading difficulties.


Program through University of Kansas that aims to providing tutoring to the nearby Lawrence, Kansas.


Text messaging platform connecting K-12 students with math tutors for homework help.


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.