Vetted Texas Tutor Corps
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.
|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**|
NOTE: LEAs will still be responsible for tutor labor costs. Prioritized access to LEAs through TCLAS application.
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 Tutoring with mCLASS Intervention K-5||
*Virtual tutors available at cost to LEA. Click here to learn more.*
*Virtual tutors available at cost to LEA. Click here to learn more.*
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.
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.
|Education Service Center||Service Provided||Region Served||Information||Contact Email|
|20||Tutor Staffing||20||Interest Formemail@example.com|
Information for year two (2022-2023) for current VTTC approved providers and for providers interested in participating will be posted to this page in early May 2022. The approved provider handbook and standardized application will be posted as well.
Please contact TexasTutoring@tea.texas.gov with any questions.
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.
|Organization Name||Type||Delivery Method||Math & Reading Support||Regions Covered||Organization Overview|
|AERO at the UT Health Science Center at Houston||Full Service||In-person and Virtual||Reading||-||-||Regions 1-20||summary|
|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|
|Catapult Learning West||Full Service||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||summary|
|Centric 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|
|Let's Go Learn, Inc||Full Service||In-person and 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|
|Sylvan Learning Center - DFW and Waco (Diamond Kean Learning, LLC)||Full Service||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 10, 11, 12||summary|
|Sylvan Learning Center - San Antonio (Lovin SLC, Inc.)||Full Service||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Region 20||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|
|Amira Learning, Inc.||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||-||-||Regions 1-20||summary|
|Braintrust Tutors, Inc.||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||summary|
|Dallas College School of Education||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||-||-||Region 10||summary|
|Kelly Education Tutoring Solutions||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Region 20||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|
|Papaya Tutoring Service, Inc.||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||Virtual||Math||Math||Math||Regions 1-20||summary|
|SiSTEM Tutoring Agency||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||summary|
|SmartStart Education, LLC||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|
|The Princeton Review (Tutor.com)||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Region 1-20||summary|
|Think CERCA||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||Virtual||3-5 Reading||Reading||Reading||Regions 1-20||summary|
|Tutor Doctor||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Region 1-20||summary|
|Tutor Me, LLC.||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||summary|
|Tutored by Teachers||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||summary|
|The Tutoring Centers||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person||Both||Both||Both||Regions 4, 6, 10-11, 13||summary|
|The Village Education Solutions||Partial Service (e.g., staffing only)||In-person and Virtual||Both||Both||Both||Regions 1-20||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|
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.
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.