Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Thinkist, PBC

Mission

Thinkist’s mission is to transform academic support, develop highly-trained future educators and industry leaders, and decrease educational equity gaps. We do this by partnering with higher education institutions and stakeholders at the school, district, county, and state levels to provide a collaborative approach to peer tutoring, professional tutor training, and secure peer tutor management and oversight for K-12 programs across the country.

Program Description

Thinkist provides a peer-to-peer online tutoring platform that leverages students and gives them the tools they need to help themselves thrive. High-performing students are trained to become peer tutors. They earn certifications, and community service hours, and build their resumes. Students who need help receive free tutoring rooted in a curriculum and educational approach validated by four decades of research. School districts improve student outcomes and create a new generation of educators. Thinkist makes peer tutoring scalable, safe, and open to almost anyone.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Technology Platform
Year Started
2006
Headquarter Location (City, State)
San Diego, California
States of Operation
Alabama,
Alaska,
Arizona,
Arkansas,
California,
Colorado,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
Florida,
Georgia,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Mississippi,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
New York,
North Carolina,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oklahoma,
Oregon,
Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
South Dakota,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Utah,
Vermont,
Virginia,
Washington,
Washington DC,
West Virginia,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Virtual
Most recent number of students served
5000+
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Math
Grade Levels
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English,
Spanish
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
1-2 days per week
Number of Weeks Per Program
13-20 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

To support scheduling, Sharing tutoring session content , Reporting attendance, Sharing academic progress, Sharing social or emotional progress, Accessing student information, Family/Caregiver survey

Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
District
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$500-$999
Type of Tutor
K-12 Student
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact

Jared Wells (jared@Thinkist.com)


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