Vetted Texas Tutor Corps

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is excited to announce the launch of the Vetted Texas Tutor Corps (VTTC), an initiative aimed at accelerating student learning through high impact tutoring, with a goal of reaching over one million students. The VTTC is comprised of TEA-Approved and TEA-Subsidized Tutoring Providers that can support the implementation of high impact tutoring as well as assist districts in meeting the statutory requirements for supplemental accelerated instruction as outlined in House Bill (HB) 4545.

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Texas Tutoring Supports

TEA-Subsidized vs. TEA-Approved Providers

Key Supports Included TEA-Approved Providers TEA-Subsidized Providers
Partial Service Full Service Recommended Choice
Access to Tutor Pipeline* X X X Up to $400,000 grants available in TCLAS
High Quality Instructional Materials   X X Free for LEAs**
Curriculum-Embedded Tutoring Platform   X X Free for LEAs**
TEA-Approved Tutor Training     X Free for LEAs**
ESC-Supported Technical Assistance     X Free for LEAs**
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NOTE: LEAs will still be responsible for tutor labor costs. Prioritized access to LEAs through TCLAS application.

 

 

TEA-Subsidized Providers

TEA-Subsidized Providers provide high quality tutoring instructional materials for grades K-8 in Math and Reading, tutoring platforms, and aligned tutor trainings at no cost or reduced costs for LEAs. Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) will be partnering with these providers and LEAs to support the recruitment and training of tutors utilizing the high-quality materials and resources.

Organization Name Subject and Grades Capabilities & Resources
Amplify
Amplify Tutoring with mCLASS Intervention K-5
  • Integrated, gold standard literacy system based on the science of reading that offers teacher-administered assessment and holistic instruction for grades K–5
  • Platform that uses smart technology to analyze data and group students with similar skill profiles
  • Tutor friendly, tutor-led, engaging lessons that align directly to students' needs based data
  • Tutors can use mCLASS Intervention resources to provide Spanish Language support and support to English Learners (ELs) before lessons

*Virtual tutors available at cost to LEA. Click here to learn more.*

About Amplify Tech Specs

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Reading K-8
  • Over 900 scaffolded, TEKS-aligned lessons in K-8 Reading that help students at all reading levels improve quickly
  • Unique, patented technology allows students to work with a tutor in person or remotely
  • Engagement games and activities for students to make learning fun
  • Incorporation of scaffolds and support for Spanish speakers
  • Lexile level adjustments as needed (determined by tutor)
  • Multi-dimensional and multi-sensory vocabulary development activities
  • Supplemental curriculum that is based on the Science of Reading and offers scaffolded support, enabling tutors to provide direct and systematic instruction in the five domains of literacy.

*Virtual tutors available at cost to LEA. Click here to learn more.*

About BookNook Tech Specs

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BookNook Overview | BookNook Curriculum & Pedagogy

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Math K-8
    • Top-rated online math program uniquely positioned to support tutors accelerate math recovery for all students
    • Research-backed curriculum materials and dynamic digital lesson proven to double the learning gains of a typical year of instruction
    • Ongoing formative assessments and real-time reports to provide tutors with precise and actionable feedback to inform instruction based on student needs
    • License includes access to printable PDF materials for tutors to use during live instruction or digital educator materials available in English and Spanish
    • Ready to use resources including Student Notes, Exit Tickets, Goal Trackers, and Assessments available to all tutors in the platform

    About Zearn Tech Specs

    Download the One-page Flyer

    ESC Staffing Providers

    Education Service Center Service Provided Region Served Information Contact Email
    1 Tutor Staffing 1 Website lrobles@esc1.net
    2 Tutor Staffing 2   alex.salazar@esc2.us
    20 Tutor Staffing 20 Interest Form brooke.lucio@esc20.net
     

    TEA-Approved Providers

    Interested organizations should use the approved providers handbook and resource guide to assist in the completion of their application for consideration. Organizations are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as we work to update our site for SY 22-23 beginning July 1, 2022.

    TEA-Approved Providers have been vetted to ensure they meet the research-based components of high impact tutoring. The TEA-Approved Provider list may assist LEAs with local procurement processes (dependent on local board policies), and LEAs may use local ESSR funding for these programs. The TEA-Approved Providers include both full-service and partial-service providers:

    • Full-service providers can provide end-to-end services including instructional materials, tutoring platforms, and trained tutors.
    • Partial-service providers can provide singular services, typically only tutor recruitment and staffing.

    TEA places tutoring providers on the Vetted Texas Tutor Corps list based on a variety of criteria related to their ability to provide high-quality tutoring services to students in Texas. TEA has not entered into contracts with these providers in connection with their placement on the list. Additionally, TEA does not have authority to verify whether the tutor providers are eligible to serve as contractors to an LEA.

    It is the responsibility of the contracting LEA to ensure that any tutoring provider selected from this list complies with any relevant statutes or rules applicable to entities that provide services to LEAs, including Chapter 22 of the Texas Education Code and any relevant data handling or information security requirements.

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    NOTE: If you would like to use one of the TEA -Approved providers, please reach out to the individual listed in the organization's one-page summary.

     

    Approved Providers Year 2 Information Session

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    Organization Name Type Delivery Method Math & Reading Support Regions Covered Organization Overview
    K-5 6-8 9-12
    Air Tutors, LLC Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Amira Learning, Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Reading Reading - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Amplify Education, Inc. Full Service Virtual Reading - - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Brainfuse Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Braintrust Tutors Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Catapult Learning West, LLC Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Carnegie Learning Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Dallas College of Education Educator Preparation Program Pathway In-Person Both - - Region 10 Coming Soon
    ECS Learning Systems Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    EMC Education Group LLC Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Focus Care Inc, DBA FEV Tutor Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Hey Tutor Inc. Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Imagine Learning LLC Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Let's Go Learn, Inc. Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Lovin SLC, Inc. DBA Sylvan Learning Center Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 20 Coming Soon
    MindPlay Education Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Reading Reading - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    MindRise Learning Full Service  Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Papaya Tutor Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Math Math Math Regions 1-20  Coming Soon
    Planting Seeds Tutoring and Test Prep Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Proximity Learning, Inc. (PLI) Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    RGV Tutor LLC DBA Sylvan Learning Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Remind Partial Service (e.g. staffing only) virtual Both Both Math Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Sam Houston State University Educator Prep Program Pathway In-person Both Both - Region 4, 6 Coming Soon
    SAMs: Shaping Academic Minds, LLC dba Tag Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    SiSTEM Tutoring Agency Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    SmartStart Education, LLC Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Springboard Collaborative Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Sylvan Learning Center of Denton, TX Full Service In-person Both Both Both Region 11 Coming Soon
    Sylvan Learning of El Campo Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 3 Coming Soon
    Sylvan Learning Center of Missouri City and Spring-Humble Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 4 Coming Soon
    The Confidence Group Educator Preparation Program Pathway In-person and Virtual Both Both - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    The Village Education Solutions Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20  
    Tutor Doctor Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Tutor Me Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Tutorfly Holdings Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both - Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    UpReach Learning Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Varsity Tutors for Schools Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 Coming Soon
    Organization Name Support Areas Additional Information
    Ed Direction Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Support, Learning Acceleration, Re-Design Coming Soon
    Ed Elements Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Support, Learning Acceleration, Re-Design Coming Soon
    engage2learn Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Support, Learning Acceleration, Re-Design Coming Soon
    National Institute for Excellence in Teaching Program Design, Program Implementation, Program Support, Learning Acceleration, Re-Design Coming Soon
    Organization Name Type Delivery Method Math & Reading Support Regions Covered Organization Overview
    K-5 6-8 9-12
    AERO at the UT Health Science Center at Houston Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - 1-20 summary
    Air Tutors Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Association for the People & the Community Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 4-7, 11-3, 20 summary
    Carnegie Learning Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Catapult Learning West Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Centric Learning Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    EMC Education Group Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 4-6, 11, 12 summary
    Focus Care, Inc. DBA FEV Tutor, Inc. Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Graduation Alliance Full Service Virtual - - Both 1-20 summary
    Hey Tutor Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Intervene K-12 Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    iTutor Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Let's Go Learn, Inc Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Lindamood-Bell Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Reading Reading 1-20 summary
    Math-A-Matics Tutoring Full Service In-person and Virtual Math Math Math 1-20 summary
    MindRise Learning Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Paper Education Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Planting Seeds Tutoring & Test Prep Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both All but Region 8 summary
    Proximity Learning Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Reading Partners North Texas Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - 10 & 11 summary
    RGV Tutor, LLC DBA Sylvan Learning Center Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1 summary
    Summit K-12 Full Service Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Sylvan Learning Center - Central Dallas Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 5 & 10 summary
    Sylvan Learning Center - DFW and Waco (Diamond Kean Learning, LLC) Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 10, 11, 12 summary
    Sylvan Learning Center - San Antonio (Lovin SLC, Inc.) Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 20 summary
    Tutor Me Education Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    UT Austin Charles A. Dana Center Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - 13 summary
    A Yancy Life Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-6, 10, 13, 20 summary
    Amira Learning, Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both - - 1-20 summary
    Braintrust Tutors, Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Dallas College School of Education Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both - - 10 summary
    Kelly Education Tutoring Solutions Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 20 summary
    Limitless Learning Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Littera Education Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Papaya Tutoring Service, Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Math Math Math 1-20 summary
    SiSTEM Tutoring Agency Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    SmartStart Education, LLC Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    STEM Urban Perspective Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 3-7, 11-13, 20 summary
    Texas A&M International University Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1 summary
    Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    The Princeton Review (Tutor.com) Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Think CERCA Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual 3-5 Reading Reading Reading 1-20 summary
    Tutor Doctor Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Tutor Me, LLC. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Tutored by Teachers Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    The Tutoring Centers Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person Both Both Both 4, 6, 10-11, 13 summary
    The Village Education Solutions Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Math 1 summary
    UpReach Learning Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary
    Varsity Tutors Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both 1-20 summary

    Frequently Asked Questions

    A: No, LEAs would need to contract with a TEA-Approved provider to pay for any services needed.

    A: No, LEAs must utilize the TEA-Subsidized providers’ instructional materials, tutoring platform, and aligned tutor training to be eligible for additional discretionary funding via the TCLAS grant application. TEA-Subsidized providers for instructional materials, the tutoring platform, and aligned tutor training will be released soon.

    A: The TEA-Approved providers list is a list of partial and full providers that can support any LEA in providing access to staff (partial provider) or full tutoring support (full-service provider). The TEA-Subsidized providers are to provide instructional materials, curriculum-embedded tutoring platform, and aligned tutor training. While the instructional materials and tutoring platform are subsidized (reducing cost) there still may be additional costs and responsibilities of the LEA (e.g., tutor training costs and tutor labor fees). LEA’s that received funding under the TCLAS grant must use the TEA-Subsidized providers’ materials and resources list. The TEA-Subsidized provider list is available for all LEAs to access and use regardless of TCLAS grant award.

    A: Decisions should be based on LEA needs. If tutors are all that is needed, a partial service provider should be considered to fill this need. If there are additional needs, a full-service provider may be a good match.

    A: Yes, there will be an ongoing application process. Additional information regarding the dates will be posted on the website.

    A: The link to the website of the provider is included. There is also additional contact information on the linked one-pager for each provider. Interested LEAs will need to establish contact with providers they are interested in.

    A: It is recommended that you reach out to the provider first to see if any issues can be resolved. Ultimately, this is a local decision and process determined among the LEA and provider to ensure compliance and contract fulfillment requirements.

    A: It is the LEAs responsibility to screen tutors and ensure that they have passed all background check requirements to work in a public school.