For parents

K to Gr.4 are critical years for emerging readers. Daily reading practiced out loud is proven to build reading fluency and comprehension.Boost your child’s reading confidence and success with Hoot.

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Our Instructors Are Teachers

All of our instructors are certified teachers, the same that you would find in your child’s class. They are trained in early guided reading strategies to help foster confidence in your child.

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Personalized 1:1 Lessons

Student to teacher ratios are 1:1 and personalized for each child. Our teachers focus on specific reading goals each month to build reading success.

Designed For Guided Reading

We have over 1000 high quality levelled texts that are child focused, teacher driven, and fun! Our library is built to move readers confidently to their next level of reading.

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Kids Stay Engaged

We use the love of technology to your child’s advantage. Our award-winning App is designed, and proven, to keep children engaged and focused during their lesson.

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What is Hoot Reading?
Hoot Reading is an online literacy service that connects kids with experienced, hand selected teachers, to practice reading over video chat. We keep our lessons short and fun, making it easier for busy parents to make reading a consistent daily habit.
How is Hoot different than other learning services?
  • We are online!- All you need is wifi and a device to use Hoot. No commuting necessary.
  • We keep it short – our sessions are only 20 minutes long, which is the ideal time to keep your child focused
  • Our instructors are experienced teachers – All of our instructors are hand-selected and are teachers just like you would have in your child’s classroom.
How does Hoot work?
1. Sign up
2. Select your plan based on the number of lessons per week
3. Schedule your free first lesson
4. Download our App
5. Log into the App 5 minutes before your first lesson
6. Your teacher will call you for every lesson
7. Have your lesson
9. Repeat 2 – 3 times a week
Why should my child read out loud every day?

Research shows that reading out loud with an adult who can correct in real-time builds fluency and comprehension. Many parents are surprised to learn that by Grade 4, 65% of children are reading below grade level. This is a critical time as schools make the shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”. The most proven way to stay out of that 65% is through daily practice!

What reading level does my child need to be?
Children at all levels – struggling, average and advanced – should be practicing reading out loud to an adult at least five times a week. Hoot Reading has real teachers on the other side of the call to work with your child and challenge them, no matter what their level is.
My child is an advanced reader. Why do I need Hoot?
Even advanced readers need to build fluency and comprehension. Many children know how to read, but do they truly understand the context of the book they read? Literacy experts encourage reading out loud at all grades even up to high school.
Do I always get the same teacher?
If you request to have the same teacher, we will do our best to schedule you with them. The best way to get the same teacher is to have the same time each week that works with their open time spots.


Remember, all teachers will have the same process, but might have different strategies for your child. It is often great to switch things up once in a while and keep your child engaged.
What if we cannot make a lesson?
While we ask you to do your best to keep your schedule consistent, we do understand that things come up. To reschedule your lesson, please contact our team at least 24 hours before your lesson.


Are there contracts? What if I want to cancel?
Our plans recur on a 30 day basis and are charged at the start of your monthly billing period. We do ask you to sign our Terms and Conditions when you sign up.


You may cancel your subscription at any time. We ask that you finish the current week of your scheduled lessons and we will refund you for future lessons. 
How much does it cost?
We currently offer the following plans:
  • FIXED PLAN ($180): Our two lesson/week plan; contact us for more information about other fixed plans!
  • BOOTCAMP ($110): Daily 20-min lessons, 5 days in a row (Monday to Friday)
How do you select your teachers?
All of our teachers are hand selected by our team. We go through a four step application process in which we conduct two interviews and complete a up-to-date criminal record check and abuse registry check before we make final offers.
What background do your teachers have?
Teachers must meet our standard qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent
  • Minimum one year classroom experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for reading and working with children

Rishona & Izzie



“We’ve seen real improvements in our daughter’s reading and comprehension since starting with Hoot! She has had a number of teachers and likes them all. I love the convenience of reading anywhere. We have read in the car, in different cities, the lake, and all have been so easy.

D’Arcy & Shaan



“My seven-year-old son started with Hoot last summer and has absolutely excelled at his reading. The teachers are amazing and patient, as well as encouraging and engaging. I never once had to “coerce” my son to sit for his lessons…he looked forward to them each week.

Questions about how
Hoot works? Let’s talk.

Complete the form and we’ll contact you soon to discuss your child’s reading goals and book your first lesson.

We get it. We’re parents too! We know juggling homework and activities is hard. Hoot Reading was inspired by our kids and their teachers. We wanted to provide families with a fun and easy way to boost reading confidence and foster a love of reading.