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New Research: TutorMate Significantly Improves Students’ Reading

During the 2014-15 school year, two important research studies were conducted to measure the efficacy of the TutorMate program in the classroom. The research reports are now finalized, and IFL is excited to announce that data from both studies demonstrate TutorMate’s significant positive impact on student reading scores, confirming what teachers have anecdotally been telling us […]…

“Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens”

Earlier this month, Lisa Guernsey of New America and Michael H. Levine of Joan Ganz Cooney Center/Sesame Workshop released their new book Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens. Lisa and Michael are both well-versed in education in our digital age, and we interviewed them to find out more about how we […]…

Broward College TutorMate Team Receives “Unsung Heroes” Award

Innovations for Learning has a deep appreciation for our volunteers’ work as TutorMate tutors, and we’re always excited to hear that organizations are honoring their employee volunteers as well! At Broward College, President J. David Armstrong’s leadership team recognizes extraordinary individuals in the Broward College community each month with the “Unsung Heroes” award. This month, […]…

TutorMate Included in My Brother’s Keeper National Playbook

Innovations for Learning is proud to share that our TutorMate program has been highlighted in My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Playbook for Corporations and Businesses (PDF – see page 52) as a resource for companies seeking to focus their corporate citizenship efforts on creating a positive change for boys and men of color. My Brother’s Keeper […]…

Happy National Volunteer Week!

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we at Innovations for Learning wanted to thank all of our tutors who devote 30 minutes each week to make a real difference in the life of a child learning to read. Yesterday, we had a chance to celebrate National Volunteer Week at “Blue palooza,” a community […]…

Sunnyside Unified School District (AZ) partners with Innovations for Learning

The Sunnyside Unified School District announced today that it is joining forces with Innovations for Learning and will begin using both the TeacherMate and the TutorMate programs this fall. The full press release follows: Sunnyside Unified School District Partners with Innovations for Learning August 11th—Tucson, AZ: Sunnyside Unified School District has teamed with Evanston, IL […]…

Want to break cycle of poverty? Start with early reading

  What does it take to break the cycle of long-term poverty that lasts for generations? First of all, it takes finishing high school — and to do that, a child must learn to read at a young age. One of the greatest predictors of high-school graduation is whether a child is reading proficiently by […]…

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 […]…

TutorMate is hot in Phoenix

Innovations’ TutorMate program is making the news in Phoenix. Above is a news segment from Phoenix TV Channel 12, covering a visit by volunteer tutors from Wells Fargo bank to kids at the John R. Davis School in Phoenix’ Roosevelt Elementary School District. All through the school year, tutors like these give a half-hour of their […]…