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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 at-risk first grade students 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 under-resourced schools and communities.

Take a video tour of TutorMate

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

An easy way to engage and give back.

Each 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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Ready to get involved?

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

Community groups: We are excited to offer tutoring opportunities to community members in select areas. If you are interested in tutoring, please email Nicole Warshauer for more information:

Schools & Districts: We partner with schools and districts in under-served communities. Email Kim Whitten to get your school or district connected with TutorMate:


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!

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.

TutorMate London launching September 2018!

Thanks to our pioneer partner, Janus Henderson, TutorMate will be launching in London for the 2018-2019 school year.