LAS VEGAS (press release) – Amira Learning, the first-of-its-kind A.I.-powered reading tutor that listens to, coaches, and guides children as they read out loud, announces today it is offering free access to its A.I. reading tutor app
Amira and the StoryCraft to help New Orleans families impacted by Hurricane Ida. The offering is for parents in the greater New Orleans area (including Jefferson Parish) in an effort to help their young students continue honing their reading skills while alleviating some of the stress for families that comes with school closures.
Free access to the Amira and the StoryCraft app, aimed for students aged 5-10, will initially be available for 200 families. Interested families can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive free access to the app for up to 6 months.
Amira Learning will also be working with district educators to communicate the opportunities to area parents.
“The devastation from Hurricane Ida has caused tremendous stress for hundreds of families, including two Amira Learning team members and their loved ones,” said Mark Angel, CEO and Co-Founder of Amira Learning. “As Ida arrived just as students were set to return
to school, now is the time to come together as a community to help impacted families. We’re offering free access to our Amira and the StoryCraft app to help students keep reading in the absence of classroom learning.”
Amira and the StoryCraft is an extension of the classroom software already trusted by teachers at over 300 school districts across the U.S. and has been proven to double the pace of reading growth for children with just 10 minutes of use per day.
Through a combination of A.I., 20+ different tutoring techniques, and speech recognition, the app catches mistakes or mispronunciations while providing real-time assistance.
The software draws from hundreds of different stories from beloved publishers like Highlights Magazine and Rebel Girls to curate stories while rewarding readers with celebratory achievements to encourage them to keep progressing. The dashboard also ensures parents are included in every step of their child’s reading journey with access to custom reports documenting their child’s progress and achievements.