Group Tutoring For Schools

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High-Impact Virtual Tutoring

Here at Cignition, we understand the limitations placed on student learning when using an on-demand support model. Instruction centered around deep conceptual understanding encourages productive struggle and allows students to develop core-academic, critical-thinking, and communication skills, all of which are vital to long-term success. Our program is built, implemented, and managed by former educators who, in collaboration with school staff, are able to shape the student journey. To get an idea of just how different our high-impact tutoring is from the on-demand approach, you can download our infographic by clicking the button below.

Our Targets For Each Program

contact hours per semester
80 %
or greater report a positive learning identity and increased self-efficacy

(as reported by student SEL surveys)

70 %
or greater attendance for all tutoring sessions
80 %
or greater student engagement

(as reported by Cignition tutors)

Understanding The Basics

Below you'll find the four basic components of our program: Schedule, Grouping, Tech Requirements, and Supervision.

Sessions are scheduled in advance
  • Schools are encouraged to schedule sessions during the school day, but they can be held before/after school and on weekends
  • Ideally, students attend tutoring sessions on the schools campus; however, they can attend from home, if desired
  • Students attend sessions to work with the same tutor during the entire school year or semester
  • Minimum of 1.5 hours of tutoring per week and a total of at least 25 hours of tutoring per semester 
  • Small group instruction with 1:1 tutoring as an option
  • Group size varies per grade level (2-4 students per tutor)
  • Students are grouped homogeneously according to academic need
Tech Requirements

One device per student

  • Network-enabled Chromebook or laptop (with working camera and microphone) no more than 3 years old

NOTE: iPads (no more than three years old) or desktop computers with a microphone and webcam may be used only if Chromebooks or laptops aren't available.

  • Adequate bandwidth (a minimum of 5 Mbps is required for each connected device)
  • Wired headphones (required) with mic (recommended)

You can find full details surrounding our technology requirements by clicking here


On-site staff to serve as room monitors in the spaces where the virtual tutoring takes place (required)

Admin and Teacher Resources

Below you'll find several downloadable resources that should answer any questions you may have about what academic standards are covered by Cignition tutors and you even have the opportunity to try a few lesson plans out from a student's point of view.

Admin Starter Kit

With this starter kit, you'll get a snapshot of our program, an overview of our tech requirements to share with your IT team, and answers to FAQs.

Our Approach to K-12 Mathematics

Here we provide insight into our approach toward math instruction and learning. You'll also have an opportunity to review a few sample lesson plans.

Elementary School (K-5) Math Curriculum

From Counting and Cardinality (K.CC) through Operations and Algebraic Thinking (5.OA), take a deep dive into what concepts we cover for elementary math.

Middle School (6-8) Math Curriculum

From Ratios and Proportional Relationships (6.RP) through The Number System (8.SP), take a deep dive into what concepts we cover for middle school math.

High School (9-12) Math Curriculum

In addition to college test prep (SAT, ACT, GRE) - we cover algebra through calculus. Take a deep dive into what concepts we cover for high school math.

Our Approach to K-8 Reading/Literacy

Here we provide insight into our asset-based approach to reading and language acquisition. You'll also have an opportunity to review four different sample lesson plans.

Elementary School (K-5) ELA Curriculum

Using the Science of Reading research approach, we ensure students learn the fundamentals of phonics and word recognition. Take a deep dive into what concepts we cover for elementary school ELA.

Middle School (6-8) ELA Curriculum

Expanding vocabulary and furthering the presentation of knowledge and ideas are vital parts of our curriculum for students. Take a deep dive into what concepts we cover for middle school ELA.

Impact Your Students Today

Empower your students to achieve the success they’re capable of and match them with the right tutor - inside or outside of the classroom!