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Teach a child to read, without ever leaving the office. All you need is a computer, a phone and 30 minutes a week.

TutorMate is the nation’s preeminent online volunteer tutoring program, helping thousands of first grade students in low income communities learn to read. More than 200 of the country’s most prominent corporations and organizations partner with Innovations for Learning to recruit an army of volunteers to help young students in disadvantaged communities.

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Learn more about how the TutorMate program connects the community to the classroom.

For busy professionals, a way to give back.

A community volunteer tutor is paired with a first grade student for remote 30 minute tutoring sessions once per week throughout the school year. The volunteer can tutor from their office, at home, or wherever there is internet access. During the session, the tutor and student read stories together online and play games that build student word knowledge.
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Interested? Ask your company to join in.

We’re looking for teams of 10 or more active employees at organizations to support our effort. Each team will be assigned to a particular classroom in your community. Contact Dan Weisberg for more information and get your company involved: dan@innovationsforlearning.org.

TutorMate for Families

Launched this year, parents can tutor their students at home using their smartphone through the TutorMate for Families app. Our award winning stories and activities are be accessible to the increasingly large number of smartphone-carrying parents in low-income communities. The TutorMate system creates an unprecedented opportunity for schools to engage parents in the reading education of their children in a manner that is aligned with classroom instruction. Technology will truly enable the entire “village” to raise a child!
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Results. As student self confidence rises, students become better readers.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of TutorMate on reading scores, student self-confidence and increased communication skills.
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Press. They’re talking TutorMate.

See what the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Detroit News, Fast Company, Crain’s, Florida Public Radio and other important media outlets are saying about us.

Schools Served

Innovations for Learning serves the following school districts: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Camden, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Rapids, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Santa Ana, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington DC.