Hoot Reading Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing

Hoot Reading, an online tutoring platform focused on reading, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $3 million seed funding round led by Spin Master Ventures. Hoot Reading will use the funds to expand its reach in new markets, which includes addressing the needs of underserved children and scaling its new Hoot for Companies (H4C) corporate benefit. The company will also add to its leadership team to support its product evolution, educational efficacy, and continued growth

Hoot Reading Awarded 2020 Academics’ Choice Smart Media Award for Mind-Building Excellence

Leader in online reading education, Hoot Reading, has been selected as a winner of the 2020 Academics’ Choice Awards, in the Smart Media category. The prestigious seal indicates educational quality of the highest degree and is reserved for the best mind-building media and toys.

Hoot Reading Shown to Increase Children’s Reading Achievement Over Video Chat

Hoot Reading has released the results of a research study that evaluated the efficacy of the Hoot Reading program in improving children’s reading skills. The research was done by Dr. Susan B. Neuman, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, and her team at the Literacy, Technology & Culture Lab at NYU.

Hoot Reading Unveils Reading Enrichment Program

Hoot Reading, a rapidly growing literacy service that connects kids to real classroom teachers for personalized, online reading lessons, has announced the launch of a new program – Hoot Enrich.

Hoot Reading Celebrates World Read Aloud Day With Free One-on-One Reading Lessons With Teachers

Hoot Reading, an online literacy service that provides one-on-one reading lessons with experienced classroom teachers, today announced that they will be offering free reading lessons for the entire day on February 5th, 2020, in celebration of World Read Aloud Day.

Hoot Reading Makes 1:1 Reading Support Accessible to All

Partnering With Spin Master and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada TORONTO—Hoot Reading, an online tutoring service that connects kids with real classroom teachers to practice reading over video chat, today announced Hoot Reading For All, a new program which…

Hoot Flex Helps to Combat the “Summer Reading Slide”

Hoot Reading plans to battle the effects of the “summer reading slide” with Hoot FLEX, a new offering that will enable parents to schedule a live video-chat session between their child and a classroom teacher on demand.

Hoot Reading Awarded Tillywig Brain Child Award

Online tutoring service, Hoot Reading, has been awarded a Tillywig Toy & Media Awards, 2019 Brain Child Award. The Brain Child Award recognizes exciting products or services that nurture the intellectual or emotional development of children.

Hoot Reading Selected as Winner of the 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award

Online tutoring service, Hoot Reading, has been selected as a winner of the 2018 Academics’ Choice Smart Book Award.


Chatter That Matters - Small Business Series - Hoot Reading

Hoot Reading CEO and Co-Founder, Carly Shuler, was invited to be a guest on Tony Chapman’s Chatter That Matters podcast. Carly’s particular episode is part of the Small Business Matters series, presented by RBC.

Dubit Interviews - Learning From Screens

Our CEO and Co-Founder Carly Shuler took part in the first #DubitInterviews, with David Kleeman and Colleen Russo Johnson. The three of them chatted about the recent switch to learning from home and how screens can help with education during this time.


Why subscription boxes could do well during the pandemic. COVID-19 has upended the retail model. Robin Raskin looks at whether there are longer-term opportunities for these scheduled surprises.

The Geoff Currier Show on 680 CJOB

Our CEO and Co-Founder, Carly Shuler, was a guest on The Geoff Currier Show on 680 CJOB, alongside Jason Myers from Bold Commerce and Garreth Rempel from TRAINFO, they chatted about #entrepreneurship, funding, running a business from #Winnipeg, and much, much more.

Start Podcast!

Start Podcast – Live Taping – Success on a Human Scale: Margaux Miller, Start Podcast Host, interviews founders of scaling businesses in the Canadian Prairies live at Disrupted (a Tech Manitoba conference) in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Jewish Independent

Carly Shuler, CEO & Co-Founder of Hoot Reading, shares how Hoot Reading came to be in existence, her views on screen-time, and the importance of being a reading role model.

Neighbours of Tuxedo

Hoot Co-Founders and friends, Maya Kotecha and Carly Shuler share the history behind Hoot Reading and their backgrounds.

Global News Morning Winnipeg

Carly Shuler, chatted with Kahla Evans on Global Winnipeg, and shared tips to get your kids back on track with reading and writing for back for school.

The Globe and Mail

Carly Shuler, CEO & Co-Founder of Hoot Reading, shares her tips with The Globe and Mail on how to make the most of your child’s time in front of a screen to help improve their reading skills and future job prospects.

CJAD 800 Montreal

Hoot Reading Co-Founder and CEO, Carly Shuler was a guest on The Natasha Hall Show on CJAD 800 Montreal to chat more about the 4th grade reading slump and the launch of Hoot Reading For All.

CTV Morning Live Winnipeg

Help prevent the summer learning slide with an app that gets kids reading with a live teacher. It’s called Hoot Reading and it was created right here in Winnipeg. Nicole Dube learns more about how it works.

Winnipeg Free Press

Online tutoring service for struggling readers is already a success story in only about a year. There’s lots of talk of the potential damage too much screen time can have on children, but Carly Shuler has figured out a way to use that screen time to encourage reluctant young readers to read more.

City Parent

Learning loss can be a huge concern in the months between classroom learning and a lack of consistent reading practice is a contributing factor.

The New York Times

Not only could we see each one anothers’ faces, we could easily converse. The best part was that we could see a ghost image of the teacher’s hand when he was point at a picture or getting ready to turn a page.