Grand Valley State University and Littera Education Partner to Deliver High-Impact Tutoring to Every K-12 Student in Michigan


New York – June 2, 2022 – A new partnership between the NextEd Co-Lab at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and Literature Education means that every K-12 school district in Michigan can now offer its students effective and proven research-based tutoring for the students who need it most.

The partnership joins the K-12 connection tutoring initiative from GVSU, a premier teacher educator, with the Littera Academic Support Platform, technology that enables districts to easily design, implement, and easily track the performance of high-impact tutoring programs. The result is large-scale, customizable tutoring for every student.

“This partnership will reshape academic support for Michigan students,” said Littera Founder and CEO Justin Serrano. “GVSU is already a leader in providing academic support to K-12 schools. Adopting the Littera academic support platform will allow K-12 Connect to reach even more students and make it easier for Michigan schools to deliver high-impact tutoring.

GVSU created K-12 Connect in May 2020 to support Michigan families with tutoring during the onset of the pandemic. K-12 Connect recently expanded to work directly with schools, districts, and community organizations statewide, offering high-dose 1:1 and 1:2 tutoring in all subjects and grades, with an additional focus on targeted reading support. GVSU employs, trains and equips tutors with tools and resources, better preparing them as future teachers. The Littera platform allows organizations to integrate their own curriculum into teaching as well as track session attendance and progress for each student.

“We are proud of the impact we have had so far in strengthening K-12 education in the state. We know high-impact tutoring has been proven to accelerate student learning, and we are strengthening Michigan’s network of teachers,” said Amirah Vosburgh, Director of K-12 Connect at GVSU. “Partnering with Littera will allow us to improve our service model and significantly expand our reach, ensuring all students have access to support.”

Together, K-12 Connect and Littera provide Michigan students with “high dose” tutoring, the only model proven to accelerate learning. High-dose tutoring means that students are taught several times a week, with the same tutor for the duration of the program. Students and tutors interact in person or through real-time audio and video, fostering relationships that support learning.

Several school districts in Michigan have already started tutoring with K-12 Connect; others may begin tutoring as early as this fall. For more information, visit

About Grand Valley State University and the NextEd Co-Lab

Grand Valley State University is a public university in Allendale, Michigan with over 22,000 students. The GVSU NextEd Co-Lab is a social impact incubator that harnesses the university’s powerful certification pivot to improve outcomes, not only in higher education, but also in the K-12 and preschool sectors. Workforce. For more information, visit

About Litera

Littera Education is transforming academic support by enabling districts to make high-quality, cost-effective tutoring available to all students, including those who need it most. The Littera platform ensures that tutoring is a seamless extension of a school district’s classroom instruction, curriculum, and assessments. Thanks to Littera, tutoring is within everyone’s reach. For more information, visit

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