High Impact Tutoring

Become a tutor for Central Texas students whose learning may have been disrupted during the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school years.

Product Training Courses

Amplify Training

Wednesday 2/9/22, 8:30–11:30 am Virtual – REGISTER

Thursday 2/15/22, 4:00–7:00 pm Virtual – REGISTER

Saturday 2/26/22, 9:00 am–12:00 pm Virtual – REGISTER


Saturday 2/5/22, 9:00–11:00 am Virtual – REGISTER

Monday 2/21/22, 9:00–11:30 am Virtual – REGISTER

Tuesday 3/2/22, 4:00–6:30 pm Virtual – REGISTER

Zearn Training

Monday 1/24/22, 4:00–7:00 pm Virtual – REGISTER

Tuesday 2/8/22, 9:00–11:00 am Virtual – REGISTER

Tuesday 2/15/22, 9:00–11:30 am Virtual – REGISTER

Thursday 2/24/22, 4:00–7:00 pm Virtual – REGISTER

Thursday 3/10/22, 4:00–7:00 pm Virtual – REGISTER

What is High Impact Tutoring?

Early data indicates that school closures and disruptions in SY19-20 and SY20-21 are likely to result in unfinished learning for many students statewide, making multi-year recovery and acceleration supports even more crucial. As LEAs consider how to best facilitate learning acceleration, many are considering high impact tutoring (HIT), as there is strong evidence that high impact tutoring is one of the most effective ways to increase learning gains for students.

High-impact tutoring programs have a few key characteristics:

  • Well-trained, consistent tutor (can be a teacher, paraprofessional, or teacher candidate) who builds a strong relationship with students
  • High-quality instructional material aligned to standards and core classwork
  • One-to-one or small group for individualized support (1-3 student max. ratio recommended)
  • Embedded in, or immediately before or after, the school day to maximize student access
  • At least three sessions per week for sustained support; Minimum of 30 minutes
  • Data-driven with tutors building sessions around student strengths and needs

Who are we looking for?

We are actively recruiting retired teachers, current educators, paraprofessionals, students, and community members to fill tutoring positions in response to the COVID-19 Learning Supports grants.

These positions have the flexibility of working face-to-face or virtually across Region 13 based on your availability. Interested individuals will be paired with a local education agency, district, or charter, seeking your expertise to begin the hiring process.

We will assist all interested tutors in completing the necessary training as required by vendors selected by the hiring local education agency, district, or charter. 


Tutoring FAQs

I completed the interest form, do I need to email anyone else at ESC Region 13?
No. Once you have completed the interest form your information will be added to the queue of interested candidates. We will contact you directly with the next steps to receive the necessary training and add you to the tutoring database. 

Will I be an employee of ESC Region 13?
No. Tutors are hired by the LEA (district or charter), not ESC Region 13. We only serve in the capacity to ensure required trainings are completed and to assist with the matching between tutors and LEAs.

What is the pay?
Tutor pay is negotiated between the tutor and the hiring LEA (district or charter). We do not set the wage nor do we manage funds or contracts between tutors and LEAs.

What are the hours for tutoring?
Hours are determined by the hiring LEA (district or charter), based on the needs of their students. These could be before, during, or after the school day. Once matched with an LEA, you can discuss your preference.

Do I get to pick my grade level and content area for tutoring? 
Grade levels and content areas for tutoring are determined by the hiring LEA (district or charter), based on the needs of their students. Once matched with an LEA, you can discuss your preference.

Do I have to be a certified teacher to be a tutor?
No. LEAs (districts or charter schools) have the ability to hire non-certified educators to serve as tutors.

How am I matched with an LEA (district or charter)?
Once your name is added to the tutor database, LEAs will have the ability to search for tutors that best meet their needs. LEAs will be able to search for tutors: your certification type, language(s), preferred modality (virtual or face-to-face), content area, and completion of product trainings.

What are the required trainings to be a tutor?
LEAs have the option to select Amplify, BookNook, Zearn, or a locally built tutoring program to support their students. Tutors will have the option to participate in any of the product training sessions. Once a product training has been completed, this will be noted in the ESC Region 13 Tutor Database. 

Are you interested? Apply today.

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