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Hoot Reading Recognized as Best Elementary Resource for Homeschooling Families
How to Homeschool presents the award for Best Elementary Resource for Homeschooling Families to Hoot Reading. Hoot Reading is the leading online tutoring service providing 1:1 evidence-based literacy instruction by qualified teachers.
Hoot Reading has been recognized by How to Homeschool (HTH) as the best homeschooling resource; this award highlights Hoot’s innovative and inclusive literacy tutoring services as a top-tier tutoring service for families across North America. While Hoot is typically used by districts and schools as a literacy resource, this award showcases another important application of programming to close achievement gaps for students in literacy.
Homeschooling has been on the rise in the United States. Since 2020, the number of homeschooled students has increased from 2.65 million to 4.3 million. The National Home Education Research Institute shared that North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia have the highest number of homeschoolers with a combined total of over 400,000 homeschooled students! In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts predict that homeschooling in the United States will continue to rise in future years and Hoot is grateful for the potential to serve more students.
HTH has supported over 1.5 million homeschool parents annually since 2015. HTH provides families with curriculum recommendations and state-specific resources for teaching children in Kindergarten to Grade 12. The HTH team judges each product or curriculum extensively to make sure that each product is age-appropriate, and has exceptional educational value, ease of use, and quality. The HTH team consists of prior teachers, homeschooling parents, and prior Education Tech Founders.
As the leading online tutoring service for literacy, Hoot was recognized for its ability to exceptionally support students, including those being homeschooled, through:
- Evidence-based assessments that help families understand their child’s key strengths and opportunities to develop their foundational reading skills;
- 1:1 teacher-led instruction that is customized to the student’s needs and proven to improve literacy skills while complementing families' homeschooling strategies; and
- Inclusive learning resources include monthly activities and a library of over 2,000 decodable and complex multi-genre texts that families can access anywhere.
The How to Homeschool award is Hoot’s most recent award for its flexible and impactful evidence-based tutoring services. Additional awards include Tech & Learning Best of School 2022, Brain Child Tillywig Toy Award, Academics Choice Smart Book Award Winner, and the Parents Choice Gold Award. These awards highlight how families and experts alike appreciate how Hoot can make evidence-based tutoring fun, engaging, and inclusive for all kids.
“I honestly can't say enough good things about Hoot and their reading program…My son was behind in his reading. In a few short months with only two sessions per week, he was right back where he needed to be. He is excited to do his sessions every time. The teachers are absolutely lovely and patient with a kid who tends to bounce all over the place.”
-Homeschooling Parent and Hoot Customer
As more families begin homeschooling, Hoot looks forward to complementing their at-home strategies with evidence-based, customized literacy tutoring provided by qualified teachers. To learn more about how Hoot can support your homeschoolers, head to: https://www.hootreading.com/family-memberships.
About Hoot Reading
Hoot Reading is the leading online tutoring service providing 1:1, evidence-based literacy instruction with qualified teachers. Incubated on a research project at the Nokia Research Lab with Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street) and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Hoot Reading partners with school districts across North America to change children’s lives through literacy. Visit www.hootreading.com to learn more.
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