BookNook

Mission

To ensure every child has access to a world-class reading teacher.

Program Description

BookNook provides a cloud-based platform for synchronous and rigorous K-8 reading instruction that can be accessed by any device larger than a phone. Students log in from school, home, or a community-based setting and work one-on-one or in small groups on algorithmically-recommended sequences of standards-aligned curricular and text content. Adult instructors are a diverse array of teachers, paraprofessionals, childcare providers, and community volunteers, and BookNook can also supply tutors from a national network of over 200,000 trained virtual instructors.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Academic Intervention
Year Started
2016
Headquarter Location (City, State)
San Francisco, California
States of Operation
California,
Georgia,
Illinois,
Maryland,
New York,
Tennessee,
Texas
Most recent number of students served
75000
Subject Offered
Reading
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Languages Offered
English,
Spanish
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
English-100%, Bilingual Spanish-20%
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
4:1 or 1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
Flexible, but 2-3 sessions per week are recommended.
Number of Minutes Per Session
20-40
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
District
Nonprofit
School
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
School districts & nonprofits pay $18-$40 per student per year for platform access, and $110-$1,100 per student per year for BookNook supplied tutors.
Cost to Student
Free
Type of Tutor
Paraprofessional
Teacher
Tutoring Staff
Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Aaron Waters, Hannah Imoru

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