Administrators & Leadership
Tutoring Support

As part of HB4545, effective as of June 16, 2021, any student who did not pass STAAR grades 3-8 or EOC assessments, must receive accelerated instruction in the 2021-2022 school year (starting in fall 2021) or subsequent summer of 2022. Accelerated instruction entails either 1) assigning a classroom teacher who is a certified master, exemplary, or recognized teacher, or 2) delivering supplemental instruction (e.g., tutoring) before or after school, or embedded in the school day and meeting HB 4545 requirements.


ESC Region 12 is offering a number of services to support schools and districts as they develop tutoring programs in accordance with the legislation.


Its a HIT! High Impact Tutor Training with school supplies exploding out of backpack
  • Interested in becoming a tutor to impact student achievement?

    Through this training, ESC Region 12 specialists will prepare you to work as a school district tutor (remote or in-person).



    STEP 1: Best Practices for Classroom Tutors training

    Attend a half-day training session to complete Best Practices for Classroom Tutors and begin your HIT journey. View upcoming Best Practices Sessions. Complete the session to receive a training certificate to aid your tutor job search.



    STEP 2: Attend curriculum specific training

    ESC Region 12 also facilitates training sessions specific to the tutoring curriculum from Amplify (Reading/Language Arts), BookNook (Reading/Language Arts) and Zearn (Math). Complete these supplemental session(s) to receive additional training certificates to aid your tutor job search.


    STEP 3: Tutor database

    Complete the Tutor Database form if you would like your information shared with districts who are requesting tutors.


    FREE training sessions offered.


    ESC Region 12 is looking to train tutors who are interested in seeking employment in Region 12 schools as tutors. We provide the High Impact Tutor training recommended by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and share the tutor's contact information with schools.


    HIT Training FAQs
    • Tutors are needed for the school year. 
    • Tutor pay and hours are negotiated between the tutor and the hiring school. 
    • ESC Region 12 is not hiring or paying tutors.
    • Pay can range from $15 to $50 per hour.
    • Tutors have the flexibility of working face-to-face or virtually.
    • Tutoring Requirements: Attend High Impact Tutoring & Pass Background Check
  • High Impact Tutoring Program Resources
    4-Part Workshop Series


    Workshop 1: Program Aim / Best Practices*

    *This workshop must be completed first, then remaining three can be completed in any order.

    Workshop 2: Identifying Students & Budget Needs

    Workshop 3: Hiring & Training Tutors and Selecting Materials

    Workshop 4: Evaluation and Communication


    Upcoming workshop session dates will be published soon.


    View a copy of the It’s a HIT! High Impact Tutor Training toolkit


    Included in our services for districts receiving Decision 6 funding are supports for:

    • Amplify
    • Book Nook
    • Zearn

    Trainings are available face to face or virtual and can be done in a half day format.

    These trainings are offered at no cost to the district.

    • Amplify and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have partnered to provide Texas school communities with access to high-quality, TEKS-aligned K–8 language arts and reading resources through Texas Home Learning. 


      View our Amplify Tutoring Support Services >

    • Zearn is built by teachers, for teaching. It is intentionally made to be a safe and inclusive place for kids to grow their brains—with concept exploration anchored in concrete objects and pictures, supportive feedback on every problem, and lots of chances to learn from mistakes.

      We’re a nonprofit, so we’re not driven by dollars—everything we do, offer, and make has one goal: to help kids love learning math.


      View our Zearn Tutoring Support Services >

    Tutoring Support for All Districts


    For those that did not opt to receive Decision 6 Funding, we also offer a number of services to support your campus or district as they establish the required tutoring system.


    These supports include:

    • High Impact Tutoring- Building the System - FREE sessions coming soon
    • Tutor Training: Best Practices Self Paced Course - FREE 


    Contact Shirley Strong for more information.

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