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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 tens of thousands of first grade students in low income communities learn to read. Nearly 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 their disadvantaged communities.

Take a video tour of TutorMate

From President Barack Obama to Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier, learn how TutorMate fits into the nation’s agenda for improving beginning literacy.

For busy professionals, a way to give back.

Volunteers are paired with a first grade student for a 30 minute tutoring session once a week throughout the school year. The volunteer can tutor from the 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. Contact

Coming Soon: Parents as Tutors

Launching this year, parents will be able to tutor their students at home using their smartphone. Our award winning stories and activities will be accessible to the increasingly large number of smartphone-carrying parents in low income communities. The TutorMate system will create 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.
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Schools Served

Innovations for Learning serves the following school districts: Broward County, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Duval County, Houston, Jackson, New York City, Oakland, Philadelphia, Reynoldsburg, Santa Ana, Seattle, Sunnyside (Tucson), and Washington DC.