Make the most of your tutoring resources by using Tutoring with the Lightning Squad!
Tutoring With the Lightning Squad is a web and in-person intervention with game-based elements that teach phonics, fluency, and comprehension as children in grades one to three read with a peer partner, alternating roles as “coach” and “player.” Developed by Sirius Thinking, LTD, Success for All Foundation, and Sesame Workshop, through a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, and is currently being evaluated through a 2019 ED/IES Education Research grant. Click here to see a demo of the program.
Students improve their phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension through interactive and team-based games.
Students can practice reading skills in school, and show-off their progress at home through a unique feature called Home Links. Online Home Links videos reinforce the skills and concepts that are being addressed during the tutoring session.
In a 2013 study, students receiving tutoring via a computer-assisted model increased their reading achievement 3.5 to 5 months more over the course of the year than students that received similar or little tutoring.
Tutoring with the Lightning Squad includes:
Comprehensive, upfront training prepares tutors to begin tutoring quickly and easily!