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


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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.


Schoolhouse.world offers free, virtual small-group tutoring sessions over Zoom in math, SAT, and AP preparation. All sessions are run by volunteer tutors who undergo a certification of content mastery and safety/quality training.


Schwartz Tutoring provides premier personalized education to both undergraduate and K-12 students. We primarily hire undergraduate students to work with their peers and younger students.


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.


Spivey Education is a collection of math educators dedicated to adapting real classroom experience in order to make online math tutoring personalized and effective.


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.


Sprout and S.T.E.M. is a nonprofit organization focused on providing the educationally disadvantaged with access to after-school supplementation, such as tutoring and mentorship.

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.


Tutors will work with small groups of three students at Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs three times a week. Preservice and current teachers will serve as tutors, focusing primarily on math instruction and enrichment. Tutoring will be offered as part of the programs already in place at these locations, for example summer camps.


Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI; formerly called Targeted Reading Intervention) is a professional development program for K-2 teachers with an embedded reading intervention. Teachers work one-on-one with a beginning reader for 15 minutes a day for a period of eight to ten weeks. TRI literacy coaches support teachers with an initial training institute followed by weekly web-based coaching while a teacher works with a student.


Founded in 2011 and home-grown in Philly, TEACH offers exceptional tutoring and educational programming K-College. TEACH’s tutoring approach starts with building strong relationships to promote both academic and social-emotional development through creative, engaging lessons. In a typical academic year, we serve upward of 640 students through classes and 1-on-1 tutoring, 75 educators through teacher professional development, and coordinate partnership programs with 10-15 local schools, charter networks, or nonprofits. The majority of our partnerships extend over multiple years and grant cycles. Our team believes that education can be a powerful experience that disrupts the systemic inequities that students, families, and communities face in the Greater Philadelphia area. We strive to increase educational opportunities for students by offering programming at no cost to families through grants with external partners, internal TEACH scholarships, and our Get 1, Give 1 initiative for 1-on-1 lessons.


Techfunic offers personalized online co-learning for children resulting in higher STEM proficiency. Your child interacts with live friends and tutors, not lifeless videos. Techfunic matches a maximum of 3 children with a tutor, creating small pods ensuring participative engagement in all children, resulting in higher grades, social skills and confidence in children over-time and enhancing their self-esteem.


Teens Tutor Teens is designed to allow youth to guide and educate youth on their educational journey. K-12 youth and those seeking GED assistance are paired with Teen Tutors who have undergone rigorous vetting and instruction approval to work with students. It is 1:1 tutoring but can also be a small group.


The Tennessee Phonics curriculum follows evidenced-based research and was carefully crafted in order to build a solid foundation for preK through grade two early literacy. This supplement uses a systematic and explicit approach to instruction so that all students can gain the foundational skills necessary to become proficient readers. It is accompanied by free online professional learning modules from Student Achievement Partners.

7-8 week program using trained college students to tutor students in 1st-4th grade through pre-existing community-based summer programs.


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

Vocabulary

Fluency

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


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.