Personalized mentoring and tutoring in small groups can promote the
social, emotional, and motivational conditions that support student
success. Learning software, powered by AI, adapts curriculum and
content to each student's unique learning speed and style. PL²
combines these two proven approaches to help mentors practice
culturally-responsive teaching that is informed by their students'
progress in learning software.
Piloting in Greater Pittsburgh
PL² is using this combination to support math learning for
students in southwestern Pennsylvania. The pilot specifically
includes schools with high populations of students of color and/or
students impacted by poverty. Once we find the optimal combination
to facilitate learning, these new methods can be deployed across
different educational software products, subjects, grade levels, and
We are offering our app, PL², for free for parents and
teachers to use to support their children and students as they
learn math at home online. We are partnering with MATHia, an
educational technology platform from Carnegie Learning, who is
offering free access to their grades 6-12 math resources during
the COVID-19 pandemic.