Learning Aid Ohio?
Learning Aid Ohio provides students learning on IEPs and 504 Plans funding for in-person, supplemental learning support.
Our goal is to connect families with Learning Providers to help students stay on track toward their academic goals, specific to their individual needs, and based on the curriculum their traditional teachers set.
How does it work for families?
You can browse our list of learning providers to find the assistance you need for your family for free. Our learning providers have completed background checks, and are willing and able to offer supplemental support during this unprecedented time.
You must fill out an application and be approved by DSACO to begin services. If you have more than one student with an IEP or 504 Plan, please apply for each student on a separate application. Note: If you are an approved family receiving a grant, you cannot apply to also be a provider.
Did you miss the Fall Application deadline? Complete an interest form to be added to our email list and receive updates on the future of Learning Aid Ohio.
¿Perdió la fecha límite para la solicitud de otoño? Llene el formulario de interés para ser agregado a nuestra lista de correo electrónico y reciba actualizaciones sobre el futuro de Learning Aid Ohio.
How does it work for learning providers?
Learning providers are able to apply through DSACO and if approved with supplied background check, Learning providers set their own rates of pay, typically commensurate with their education and experience. Please note: Learning Aid Ohio prohibits excessive rates that do not adhere to the intention of the program. Providers also must be willing to work in-person. If you have experience in, educational credentials in, and/or are good working with students with disabilities, we encourage you to apply.
You must fill out an application and be approved by DSACO to begin offering services. Please note: immediate family members, and those in the same household of an approved student, cannot apply to be providers.
You must be an Ohio resident. Your child must be learning on an IEP or 504 Plan during the 2021-2022 school year. You must be experiencing financial hardship.
Once a member, you will have the ability to book an introductory interview with any learning provider for free.
View short bios and background information for all of our learning providers to see if one might be right for your family.
Book a session
When you find the learning provider that is right for your family, schedule lessons, pay for your sessions, and manage your bookings calendar right through this site.
Please look through the site and familiarize yourself with the content. We are confident you will find answers to your questions on the “Getting Started” and “Become a Provider” pages. If you still cannot find answers to your questions, please contact our program manager to let us know how we can help!
How does it work for families?
Learning Aid Ohio aims to connect students learning on IEPs or 504 Plans with experienced learning providers to provide in-person, supplemental support. Once approved, families are able to browse available learning providers in their area, and connect with someone who would be a good fit. After conducting an introductory interview, families are then able to use their Learning Aid Ohio grant to book tutoring sessions with their preferred learning provider.
To qualify, students must be learning on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, and be an Ohio resident, and experiencing a financial hardship. To apply, please visit the “For Families” tab.
How does it work for learning providers?
Learning Aid Ohio has been a wonderful opportunity for educators, tutors, therapists, and college students to get involved in their community and help students who are in need of support. There is such a need for one-on-one learning support in the wake of at-home learning during the pandemic. Our learning providers find so much joy and fulfillment working with students on their educational goals, actively engaging in learning, and building self-confidence.
Learning Providers set their own hours and rate of pay (based on level of education and experience). All Learning Providers must provide either a BCI Background Check or a current ODE licesne to apply. Once approved, Learning Providers will create a schedule and bio, and will be added to the learningohio.com site for families to browse and book. To apply, please visit the “Become a Provider" tab.
To date, Learning Aid Ohio has served
counties in Ohio
million paid services delivered
What families say
“Mrs. Amy T. was wonderful. She was smiling, upbeat and ready for our son every session. Mrs. T made sure to cater each learning activity to his likes & needs; For example, my son is obsessed with light bulbs and numbers, so she made sure to use those themes to help him stay interested & it worked! The material she sent home he is STILL playing with and learning from every day. My son cannot express his feelings with words, but I know for a fact that if he could -- he would tell me how much he loves Mrs. Amy T. We are so grateful.”
“My daughter’s tutor, Kathy C., was instrumental in not only helping her achieve academic growth but emotional support during a pandemic. She provided tips for organizational success and learning support. Their bond strengthened throughout the year. Kathy immediately recognized my daughter’s needs for a positive learning environment. She looked forward to their time together each week and was excited each learning session which warmed our hearts to see. Our family is so grateful for Kathy’s dedication encouraging our daughter to be the best she can be.”
“My foster son has struggled with many things in the academic world. Coming to me in January at age 7, he didn’t know the alphabet, couldn’t count to 10, and couldn’t spell his name. As a teacher, I’ve worried every day about how to help him. Learning Aid Ohio gave us the opportunity that he truly needed. With the funds, we were able to hire an excellent tutor who has devoted her time and energy to helping him grow. After about a month of services, he quickly learned the alphabet through interactive stories and has begun to read CVC words. The ease of this program and the dedication of our tutor has been a blessing to us. I’m so happy Learning Aid gave us the opportunity to help my foster son grow.”
“Huge shout out to Ms. Dawana B. This woman has come into our lives and has been nothing but a blessing. She has helped my daughter find confidence in school and learning. She understands we all learn different and has gone above and beyond to help my daughter find her way of learning. Thank you so much Dawana B for all your hard work, time, and dedication to my daughter. You feel like family.”
“My daughter has shown so much growth thanks to the one-on-one time made possible by Learning Aid Ohio. She is a hands-on learner. She needs sensory input to thrive and take in new things. With her provider, we've been able to take her out and get real life experiences. We've heard so many new sounds and words, as well as amazing life skills. Seeing the pieces "click" after trying something new has been nothing short of amazing. Laurie always is willing to try whatever I have in mind and helps brainstorm new ideas of things to try. She joins me in celebrating even what others may seem like small things but are huge to us. My daughter adores her as do we!”
Please look through the site and familiarize yourself with the content. We are confident you will find answers to your questions on the “Getting Started” and “Become a Provider” pages. If you still cannot find answers to your questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how we can help!