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Tips for Tutors

We’re well underway into the second semester of TutorMate tutoring, and hopefully, you’re developing a great relationship with your student. With a few months to go, we’re focused on making your experience and impact as successful and meaningful as possible! To help us optimize your sessions, please review and remember the following tips: 1) FEEDBACK: […]…

“Each year it just gets better!”

Year after year, we seek to improve TutorMate’s universal effectiveness for our students and overall experience for students, teachers and tutors. One-to-one tutoring fosters meaningful, life-changing relationships between students and tutors. The collective impact of both a supportive tutor and a committed teacher continues to pay huge dividends in students’ reading growth, self-esteem and long-term […]…

Service: Uniting Us All

Last month, Innovations for Learning’s team had the opportunity to participate in the Points of Light Conference (POL), the world’s largest conference dedicated to service, according to the POL website. An estimated 3,000 people from across sectors (nonprofit, government and business) and borders (37 countries!) attended, connected, and volunteered at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Conference highlights […]…

3,000 Tutors and Counting

Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate Online Literacy Program has been rapidly expanding during the 2015-16 school year, reaching an unprecedented milestone of 3,000 tutors! Over 3,000 students will be receiving the critical literacy support they need to foster their growth as readers and as learners. Not only will they have the opportunity to improve their comprehension, […]…

TutorMate on Detroit TV

 When AT&T volunteers visited Ronald Brown Academy in the Detroit Public Schools system, TV20 was there to capture it. The volunteers give a half-hour a week throughout the school year to help first-graders learn to read,  communicating with the classroom from the phones and computers at their desks at work. They went to the school for […]…

Congrats to Bennett, Detroit’s School of the Week!

Congratulations to one of our TutorMate schools, Bennett Elementary, named as School of the Week by Detroit Public Schools. The district saluted Bennett, a neighborhood school in Southwest Detroit, for its friendly atmosphere, nutritional lunch program,  creative play activities, university partnerships, parent support, and 21st Century technology. The district made the announcement on Jan. 21. […]…