Carnegie Mellon University

BackgroundReading Tutor

RoboTutor is based on decades of research on how people learn, especially...

Project LISTEN's Reading Tutor:

  • Child reads, computer listens.
  • Used by thousands of children at schools on Windows PCs.
  • Chosen by the National Science Foundation as one of its 'Nifty Fifty' projects


  • Children in controlled studies in USA, Canada, Ghana, and India outgained independent practice and some classroom teaching while tying human tutoring on several skills.
  • Research in 100+ peer-reviewed publications including Best Paper awards
  • Licensees now productizing Reading Tutor and reading game