Tutoring Programs | Oklahoma State Department of Education

The OSDE has several tutoring programs aimed at supporting students who need additional help. These programs are intended to supplement the work our teachers are already engaged in and provide them an additional tool to help students.  If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Working with several large districts and districts that currently operate expanded learning grant sites, our goal is to increase high-quality tutoring opportunities during the upcoming holiday breaks. The OSDE is seeking community volunteers to provide literacy tutoring to elementary students in small group settings – 1 adult to 3-5 students.

This is an amazing opportunity to support your community, grow relationships with your local school district, and help a child learn to read. If you are interested in getting involved please sign up here.

Once you sign up, the OSDE will provide your information to the districts you would like to support. We’ll also provide opportunities for you to receive training around literacy tutoring, both online and in-person.

The Community Tutoring Program is in addition to OSDE’s initial investment in comprehensive afterschool and summer learning programs and made possible with ESSER III funds.

Varsity Tutors for Schools, in partnership with the OSDE, is making Platform Access available to all school districts at no cost for the next two school years.

Enabling Platform Access for your school district supports Oklahoma’s Back to Basics Plan, promoting success in the building blocks of literacy, math, science and civics for the students in your district. ODSE recommends that you enroll your district in Platform Access quickly to ensure your district is at the top of the onboarding queue.

Getting started is simple. Follow the three steps below to enable Platform Access for your students:

2. Varsity Tutors for Schools will use the information provided to initiate data sharing for your district.

3. Varsity Tutors for Schools will notify you when your district is ready to launch.

Once you sign up for Platform Access, Varsity Tutors for Schools will provide you with marketing materials to support communication to your teachers, parents and students, making it easy for you to educate your district community about how to access and use the Varsity Tutors Platform.

If you have questions about Platform Access, please contact Varsity Tutors for Schools at [email protected].

Beginning January 2024, the OSDE will launch a high dosage tutoring program that pays teachers $50 per hour and includes growth incentives. Our focus for this program is on 4th grade students at low performing elementary school sites, including sites with a school improvement designation. This program will last 15 weeks and provide expert level tutoring for students from highly trained and experienced teachers. Check back here for more details.

If you are a current teacher and would like to apply please click here.

Mathematics skills build over time, and algebra readiness is critical for success in higher-level mathematics and for future careers. In recognition of the importance of algebra readiness, the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is investing in a Math Tutoring Corps to support small groups of 7th-9th grade students in gaining math skills and concepts they may have missed due to learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort began in winter 2021 and continues through summer 2024. For more information, please visit this page – https://sde.ok.gov/math-tutoring-corps.