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Online Tutoring for K12 Students

The following list provides basic information about several online providers of tutoring for K-12 students. It is not an exhaustive list, but rather a place to start if you are looking for such services for a child.

Here are providers who are currently approved for Title I Supplemental Educational Services.

Here is information about online K-12 courses and virtual high schools.


Things to consider when looking for an online tutor:

Online vs Face to Face - Is online instruction using the Internet appropriate for the student? Will the student need tutoring assistance or will a program without regular ‘real-person’ help be engaging and adequate for the student?

Web Accessibility - If the child has special needs, is the online content fully compliant with web accessibility standards? For example, can the content be read by screen reader software for visual impairments? Is the font size able to be adjusted by the user or is it a fixed size no matter how much you resize your browser display window?

Technology skills - Do users need special software or plug-ins on their computer to allow all the functions of the program to work? If so, is there an easy to understand help guide to help users with little technical experience do this?

Provider
Grades Served
Description
Online Instruction Combined with Personal Tutors    
The Princeton Review’s Homeroom.com 3-12
  • Combination online and face to face group instruction (12:1)
  • Reading, math, motivation
  • Ongoing formative assessments
  • Online personalized parent account to view childís progress
  • Skill specific resources specifically for use at home
  • Database of 130,000 questions plus substantial course content materials tailored to NH standards and students’ classroom textbooks
  • Recursive learning model of instruction, assessment, analysis, intervention
Tutor.com Live Test Help Program 7-12
  • Online tutoring - individual instruction
  • English, math, social studies, science
  • Available online 2 pm to miidnight, 7 days a week
  • Ongoing assessment and evaluation
  • Detailed reports and session logs available for parents and teachers
  • Partnered with Princeton Review’s K12 online program

Brainfuse Online Instruction

3-12

  • Online tutoring - individual and small group instruction
  • Reading, writing, math, science, history, PSAT, SAT, ACT, GED, AP Exams, Spanish, Korean, Russian
  • Interface includes interactive whiteboard, text chat area
  • Transcripts of online sessions available from studentís personal web page

Elluminate’s vTutor† Online Homework Help and Tutorial Service

5-12

  • Online tutoring - individual and group instruction (max. 20)
  • Reading, math, ESL
  • Available Monday thru Friday, 2 pm to 10 pm
  • Interface includes interactive whiteboard to aid hearing impaired, text chat area, 2-way audio to aid visually impaired
  • Regular assessment and progress reporting
  • Classroom teachers can communicate with vTutors
  • Online presentations to acquaint stakeholders with service
Online Instruction without
Personal Tutors
   

Compass Learning Odyssey ASP

PreK-8

  • Online individual customized instruction (no instructor)
  • Reading, writing, math, science, social studies, early learning
  • Available 24 hours, 7 days a week through web
  • Interactive online classroom
  • Continuous integrated assessment and instruction
  • Performance and project-based curriculum and extensive offline activities to encourage higher order thinking
  • Online presentation to acquaint stakeholders with service
  • Onsite seminars available as add-on service

Kaplan K12 Learning Services

Achieva Study Skills, Achieva Skills and Strategies

6-12

  • Online individualized instruction (no instructor)
  • English language arts, math
  • Interactive lessons with text, audio, graphics, and animation plus offline activities
  • Consultants use student pre-assessment to prescribe lesson order, set timelines and goals
  • Detailed progress reports online
A few more online tutoring websites….    
No descriptions are listed for these because they have not yet been reviewed by NHDOE staff.  

http://www.smarthinking.com/

http://www.esylvan.com

http://www.gomath.com/

http://www.e-tutor.com/


Last updated: November 27, 2005