Vetted Texas Tutor Corps

vetted-tutor-corps-hero.png

 

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.

 

 

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 $500,000 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**
notice-icon.png

   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

Download the One-page Flyer

booknook logo.png
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

Download the One-page Flyer

                   BookNook Overview   |   BookNook Curriculum & Pedagogy

zearn_logo.png
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

     

    District Next Steps

    Districts must complete the registration form below to secure access to TEA-subsidized provider resources. 

    If you are interested in using one of the TEA-Subsidized providers, please complete the registration form below.

    notice-icon.png

      NOTE: Only LEAs can partner with TEA-Subsidized providers. TCLAS Decision 6 participants will have priority for available licenses. Registration with vendors will begin as soon as possible.

    Registration Form

     

     

    ESC Staffing Providers

    Education Service Center Service Provided Region Served Information Contact Email
    1 Tutor Staffing 1   lrobles@esc1.net
    2 Tutor Staffing 2   alex.salazar@esc2.us
    13 Tutor Staffing 13   camille.palafox@esc13.txed.net
    20 Tutor Staffing 20 Interest Form brooke.lucio@esc20.net

     

    TEA-Approved Providers

    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 ESSER 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.

    If interested in applying to be a TEA-Approved Provider please email TexasTutoring@tea.texas.gov for an application.

    Organization Name Type Delivery Method Math & Reading Support Regions Covered Organization Overview
    K-5 6-8 9-12
    Air Tutors Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Association for the People & the Community Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 4-7, 11-3, 20 summary
    Carnegie Learning Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    EMC Education Group Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 4-6, 11, 12 summary
    Focus Care, Inc. DBA FEV Tutor, Inc. Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Graduation Alliance Full Service Virtual - - Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Hey Tutor Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Intervene K-12 Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    iTutor Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Lindamood-Bell Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Reading Reading Regions 1-20 summary
    Math-A-Matics Tutoring Full Service In-person and Virtual Math Math Math Regions 1-20 summary
    MindRise Learning Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Paper Education Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 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 Regions 1-20 summary
    Reading Partners North Texas Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - Regions 10 & 11 summary
    RGV Tutor, LLC DBA Sylvan Learning Center Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 1 summary
    Summit K-12 Full Service Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Sylvan Learning Center - Central Dallas Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 5 & 10 summary
    Tutor Me Education Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    UT Austin Charles A. Dana Center Full Service In-person and Virtual Reading - - Region 13 summary
    A Yancy Life  Full Service In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-6,   10, 13, 20 summary
    Dallas College School of Education  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both - - Region 10 summary
    Limitless Learning Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Littera Education Inc. Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    SiSTEM Tutoring Agency  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    STEM Urban Perspective Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 3-7, 11-13, 20 summary
    Texas A&M International University  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 1 summary
    Texas Retired Teachers Foundation  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 1-20 summary
    Tutor.com  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both Region 1-20 summary
    Tutor Doctor  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Region 1-20 summary
    The Tutoring Centers  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person Both Both Both Regions 4, 6, 10-11, 13 summary
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) In-person and Virtual Both Both Math Region 1 summary
    UpReach Learning Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)  In-person and Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    Varsity Tutors  Partial Service (e.g., staffing only) Virtual Both Both Both Regions 1-20 summary
    notice-icon.png

       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.

     

    NewNon-Competitive Procurement Approval Form

     

    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.