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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 […]…

Houston Volunteer of the Year: Mary Patterson

Mary Patterson and 21 of her Hines colleagues in Houston became tutors with the TutorMate online literacy program this past fall through Read Houston Read’s “Literacy By 3” initiative. This initiative enables 1,200 students to receive one-on-one literacy tutoring from volunteers in Houston. RHR Coordinator, Carley Colton, shared that the goal is “…to ensure that […]…

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, […]…

Neil Bush 1-9-15 Houston event

Bush Helps Squirt Not Be Left Behind

  In this video, Neil Bush speaks about his experience as a TutorMate volunteer helping Houston first-grader Savannah learn to read. Once a week, like all of our other tutors across the country, Neil spends 30 minutes online with his student from wherever he is. Together they read stories and play fun games that help […]…

Houston launches TutorMate drive: See it here!

Read Houston Read Corporate Campaign Launch from Houston ISD on Vimeo.   The Read Houston Read campaign, rallying dozens of corporations to the cause of early literacy, has blasted off with a breakfast for corporate leaders — and the great video above. The Houston Independent School District wants 1,600 volunteers to flood elementary schools to help […]…

Houston ‘literacy crisis’ spurs call for 1,500 volunteers

Houston educators are looking for 1,500 volunteers to join Innovations for Learning and other organizations to battle what they’re calling a “literacy crisis” in the nation’s fourth-largest city. The Houston Independent School District is asking citizens to give 30 to 60 minutes a week to mentor a child in person or over the Internet in […]…

Houston, all systems are go! IFL set for lift-off in Texas’ largest public school system

Innovations for Learning’s programs are coming to Houston kindergarteners and first-graders, and the school district is excited about it. See what the Houston Independent School District is saying about this new-technology effort to improve reading skills, so important to future success in school and careers. Click and read the district’s news blog here. There’s a video […]…