At-Home Tutoring

What is it?

Our at-home tutoring program provides virtual, one-to-one literacy support to children who need extra help with their reading.

  • FREE for First Nations and Inuit children
    through Jordan’s Principle/Inuit Child First Initiative
  • Fully flexible five-minute sessions, 3-5 times a week.


We're hiring! Join our team.


Help bring at-home tutoring to schools and communities.

Register a child for tutoring

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Our Program In Action

Research and Evidence

The stats speak for themselves

2X+

Our tutored children are more than twice as likely to achieve phonics benchmarks at school than without our support.

2,000+

2,000+ children in Canada have received 1:1 tutoring support so far in 2023/24.

15,000+

We’ve delivered over 15,000 1:1 sessions in Canada since 2018 – and we’re growing every day.

Read more research and evidence

Our impact

What's Included?

Dedicated one-to-one support

Our tutors understand your community. That’s why they’re experts at building a child’s love for reading while improving their in-school progress.

Virtual learning through smartphones

Access our tutoring from anywhere. If tech equipment or support is needed, we can provide it.

Regular bursts of learning for maximum impact

Fully flexible five-minute sessions, 3-5 times a week.

Culturally-relevant storybooks

Our exclusive library features original storybooks written and illustrated by Indigenous artists.

Access to our growing community

Join our growing network of schools, families and supporters who are committed to helping even more First Nations communities across Canada.

Transform a child’s future

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Current Locations

We provide at-home tutoring to children in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

If your location isn’t listed here, get in touch: we’re constantly expanding to support even more children. And if you’re a funder keen to help us grow even faster, we’d love to hear from you.

In-classroom Tutoring

At-home tutoring

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GETTING STARTED

Tell us who needs help and we’ll do the rest

Principals, teachers, education leaders and social workers can nominate any First Nations or Inuit student (age 5-12) who needs extra reading support for free, virtual, high-impact tutoring. Our tutored children are more than twice as likely to achieve phonics benchmarks at school than without our support.

Getting students on our program is easy:

Step 1

Identify students who need literacy support and ask their families if they want their child to receive free reading tutoring via a smartphone.

Step 2

Send us the phone numbers of interested families and we'll take it from there.

Step 3

For families who sign up, we’ll need a letter of support from you. We provide a template for this.

For further information contact Sarah Hiscock, Community Outreach Lead

Main contact for community outreach: Sarah Hiscock, Community Outreach Lead. Sarah does most of the outreach to schools to recruit students. She is from Mi’kmaq Nation, works for a school in Alberta, and is doing a PhD in Indigenous Education. We will be hiring more people like Sarah who are well connected to the school system in their communities.

Email address: sarah.hiscock@chapterone.org
Phone number: 780 714 1306

Bring 1:1 literacy to schools and communities

Join our team

GETTING STARTED

Does your child need extra help with their reading?

We can help. Thousands of First Nations children have already benefited from our FREE virtual one-to-one tutoring, and we’ve made the sign up process as simple as possible.

All you need to get your child started on the program is a smartphone.


No tech? No problem. Families without access to technology such as cell phones, data plans, internet and tablets can still get involved – we’ll provide all the support you need.

Giving your child's reading a boost

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For further information contact Sarah Hiscock, Community Outreach Lead

Main contact for community outreach: Sarah Hiscock, Community Outreach Lead. Sarah does most of the outreach to schools to recruit students. She is from Mi’kmaq Nation, works for a school in Alberta, and is doing a PhD in Indigenous Education. We will be hiring more people like Sarah who are well connected to the school system in their communities.

Email address: sarah.hiscock@chapterone.org
Phone number: 780 714 1306

future funders

This program needs your support

The impact of this program is real – and it’s growing.

But, while at-home tutoring is free for First Nations and Inuit children through Jordan’s Principle/Inuit Child First Initiative, federal funding only covers the cost of the tutoring itself.

To expand this program to as many children in Canada as possible, we need your support to give families who need it access to tech and digital support, spread the word, process the growing number of applications and keep the program up-to-date.

Find out more about funding

Contact us

For further information contact Alessandra McGowan, Operations Manager

Main contact for corporate outreach: Alessandra McGowan, Operations Manager. 

Email address: alessandra.mcgowan@chapterone.org
Phone number: 647 875 8325

Sign up for at-home tutoring

Free for First Nations students who are behind in their reading thanks to Jordan's Principle.

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