Our Program: High-Impact Virtual Tutoring

OnYourMark partners with schools across the country to provide high-impact virtual literacy tutoring for K-5th graders, grounded in the Science of Reading and focused on early grades (K-2).

We are a comprehensive virtual tutoring solution, partnering closely with schools to deliver structured literacy instruction to students during the school day, for 20 minutes four days a week. Our program typically runs for 20 weeks and can be modified based on school needs.

We offer two models of virtual tutoring: 1:2 and 1:1 tutor to student ratios, at different price points. Schools select the model that works best for their needs and their budget.

What we do

How it works

Hear more about how virtual tutoring works from OnYourMark CEO Mindy Sjoblom, see OYM tutoring in action, and hear from educators using OYM with students in this video.

"Research on high-impact tutoring shows that implementation during the school day is more effective than after or before school. OnYourMark works directly with schools to roster students based on their reading scores and reading proficiency at the beginning of the school year. We focus on students who are furthest away from grade level."

Mindy Sjoblom
OnYourMark CEO

Our results

Our results to date have received national attention. OnYourMark tutoring is worth the investment because it actually works.
The first randomly controlled trial (RCT) of a virtual early literacy tutoring program, conducted by the National Student Support Accelerator (NSSA) at Stanford University in October 2023, found that:

"Intensive, one-on-one, and small group instruction targeting students' learning needs is the most promising approach that we know of for helping students excel. The results of this study are exciting because they show that one-on-one virtual tutoring – with students in school and tutors online – can meaningfully benefit young readers."

National Student Support Accelerator

Want to learn more?

Review the NSSA study

We invest in research and pilot new approaches to help students make progress, while keeping our services affordable for schools. We partner with curriculum and program partners to ensure the children we serve receive the best possible learning instruction. Every decision we make is driven by data.

Our Collaborators

OnYourMark's approach is data-driven. They build their tutoring using DIBELS data, which provides us with the baseline information we need to measure impact on scholars. This exceptional commitment to data-driven instruction highlights them as one of our most thoughtful and deliberate instructional partners.

~ Dr. Remy L. Washington
President, Uplift Education

Mindy Sjoblom

Founder and CEO

Mindy started OnYourMark with a passion for early literacy and deep experience building systems to cultivate and develop educators. Mindy loves bringing new ideas to life that are centered in increasing outcomes for students and educators alike. While preparing to launch OnYourMark, Mindy served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Charter School Growth Fund where she started her early literacy journey at the nexus of a growing demand for high dosage tutoring to address pandemic learning recovery and increased need to support schools with foundational skills reading instruction across the country.

Prior to this newest adventure, Mindy served as Founding Dean of Relay Chicago, where she oversaw all aspects of campus growth/strategy, financial health, partnership development, political advocacy, and teacher preparation programming. Under her leadership, Relay Chicago became the second largest and most diverse provider of teachers in IL. Before joining Relay, Sjoblom served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, then as principal, at Rauner College Prep, one of the Noble Schools. While she was principal, Sjoblom’s students earned the highest average ACT scores in the school’s history. Before that, she served as founding humanities teacher at the Crossroads School in Baltimore. Sjoblom, an alumna of Teach For America, earned an M.A.T. from Johns Hopkins University, School Administrative credentials from National Louis University and a B.A. in political science from Butler University.