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Building the Foundation for a Lifetime of Confident Reading

One-to-one foundational reading skills tutoring for K–8 students

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Every Great Journey Starts with Mastering the Basics

Every student can learn to read with the right instruction. Ignite Reading’s one-to-one, virtual, Science of Reading-based tutoring closes K–8th graders’ decoding gaps to get them caught up fast. In just 15 minutes a day, our expert tutors teach students the foundational skills they need for a lifetime of independent reading.

How We Turn Students into Skilled Decoders

  • Differentiated Instruction

    We pair every student with a highly trained reading tutor who teaches into their precise decoding gaps for 15 minutes daily. Students get the differentiated instruction, volume of practice, and repetition they need—and a caring tutor who builds their confidence.

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  • Proven Curriculum

    Our Science of Reading curriculum is a National Council on Teacher Quality exemplary resource written by reading researchers. Systematic and fully scripted, it helps students master phonological awareness, decoding, and word recognition so they can go from learning to read to reading to learn.

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  • Data-Driven Approach

    We use baseline diagnostics, curriculum-embedded assessments, and progress monitoring to identify each student's skill gaps and track their growth. A dedicated literacy specialist conducts in-depth data meetings with your school leaders and teachers monthly, giving teachers actionable data to differentiate instruction for every student.

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Our Results

Ignite Reading Students Scoring at or Above Benchmark on the DIBELS Composite

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Massachusetts Early Literacy Tutoring Study: Summative Report. American Institutes for Research (AIR) study of 353 K-3rd graders across six Massachusetts school districts (2023).

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Ignite Reading is one of the most, if not the most, successful interventions we have implemented in our district. The student results and program design are indisputable.

Claudia Salvestrin

Assistant Superintendent, Red Bluff Union Elementary School District

Red Bluff, CA


Here’s What Makes Our Tutors Excellent Reading Instructors

  • Every Ignite Reading tutor completes 110+ hours of Science of Reading-based professional learning and tutoring practicum.

  • Tutors follow a data-driven, research-based curriculum, and our coaches ensure they teach it with fidelity.

  • Our tutors build caring, consistent relationships with students that boost their confidence and motivation to learn.

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Our Program Fits Easily Into Your School Day

  • Students do Ignite Reading for 15 minutes every day, in class or in a designated tutoring area.

  • We recruit and manage your students' virtual tutors so your staff can focus on other priorities.

The Ignite Reading Program