HOOT READING COVID-19 PLAN
Hi there! We are Carly and Maya, the Co-Founders of Hoot Reading. We are also parents of school-aged kids and like many of you are trying to understand the impact that COVID-19 and social isolation will have on our families, and on our children’s learning.
Not surprisingly, we have been overwhelmed since school closures started. We have been working around the clock for the last few days to ramp up teachers, develop a plan, and prioritize our current students. We are now opening registration to all families impacted by school closures.
We know that demand will be greater than supply, and will be working on a first come, first-serve basis. Please register here, and you will hear from one of our team members within 24 hours.
On behalf of the Hoot team, we’re here for you. If you have thoughts or ideas on how we can help, please feel free to reach out personally.
Carly & Maya
WHAT IS HOOT READING?
Hoot Reading helps kids in Pre-K to Gr. 6 improve and excel at reading by connecting them with real classroom teachers, to read together online over the Hoot Reading App. Our App was designed based on a research project at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street).
how does hoot reading work?
We match your child with an experienced classroom teacher based on their skills and needs.
You schedule reading practice lessons on the day and time that is most convenient for your family.
Your child has their reading lesson online over the App, for 20-40 minutes at their scheduled time.
Hoot Reading is a comprehensive, research-validated program for emerging readers in Pre-K to Gr. 6.
pricing & plans
Hoot Reading has developed new, flexible plans at a discounted rate for families during the school closure period. Spots are limited and will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Plans available in English and French.
Weekly Boot Camps
- Daily reading lessons Monday to Friday.
- Booked in advance.
- Starting at $90 USD per week.
Flex Class Passes
- Use when you want – Monday to Sunday.
- Booked online at your convenience.
- 5 class pass starting at $90 USD.
On average, Hoot Readers move up a full reading level in less than 2 months, show increased confidence, literacy, and listening skills.
Hoot Reading has always been a double bottom line company, in that our social impact is as important as our corporate one. We believe that our small business can thrive by making sure that all kids have the opportunity to become fluent readers by the 4th grade – not just those who can afford it.
For the duration of COVID-19 school closures, for every 10 reading lessons, Hoot Reading will donate 1 lesson to a child in need at a youth serving non-profit organization (such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada).
WHAT MAKES HOOT READING DIFFERENT
We work with every child and teacher to develop an individual learning plan that grows with your child. This plan will include guided reading lessons from our carefully curated library of over 600 high quality levelled texts, personalized instruction, and assessments.
We are parents too, so we understand how important it is to have the right teacher for your child. All of our instructors are real teachers, trained in early guided reading strategies to help foster confidence in your child, and background checked prior to starting.
Our technology allows emerging readers and experienced teachers to read books together, no matter where they are. Our App was designed based on a research project at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street).