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TOTI Virtual Training AssistantTOTI Virtual Training Assistant
Customer Reviews: Rated 4.36 out of 5

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Free! / day

Focus:

  •  Fluency
  •  Comprehension
  •  Pronunciation
  •  Vocabulary
  •  Phonics       

Age levels: Ideal for teenagers and adults

Skill Level: Grades 2‒8

TOTI Virtual Teaching Assistant is an innovative online software that uses multimedia, speech recognition and text to speech technologies to help students practice reading and comprehension autonomously. This solution is modeled upon several educational theories as well as current literature on practice and repetition. A diverse base of digital books specifically composed for TOTi aims to provide an improved reading experience for students. Reports and graphs provide insight to parents and educators into the progress and efforts made by students.

SKU: web07

Benefits

Benefits for Students

We make it easy for students to get the self-guided practice they need, to go at their pace, conveniently at home.

  • interesting, easy-to-read materials written specifically for teens and adults
  • material is read aloud and highlighted, student can listen multiple times, then records his reading when he is ready
  • immediate feedback and corrections on reading and comprehension
Benefits for Parents

We make it easy for busy parents by offering flexible, affordable solutions that are convenient and online.

  • feel secure knowing their child is learning and practicing in the safety of their own home
  • watch their son or daughter practice and improve autonomously

How It Works

  1. Pick a book:
    The student logs in either on a computer, or by running the app on mobile device, and picks a digital book from the library to read;
  2. Preview the book:
    Prior to reading the book, the student can have a preview of the book by browsing and listening to it being narrated by a human voice, and/or listen to individual words being spoken;
  3. Read the book:
    Once ready, the student can start reading the book aloud, which gets recorded and the app’s speech recognition feature detects mispronunciations;
  4. Practice problematic words:
    If the number of miscues exceeds the acceptable level, the student is prompted to practice those words;
  5. Take comprehension exercises:
    a set of comprehension exercises are presented to be answered based on the book read;

Overview Video

Features

  • Over 200 age-appropriate short books with diverse genre of subjects, such as hobbies, sports, music, the environment, etc.
  • Students can listen to books being narrated by human voices and words spoken unlimited times;
  • Students can read aloud to record books as many times as they wish;
  • Thousands of comprehension exercises related to the books read by the student;
  • The option for teachers or parents to easily configure the solution to suit the needs of the student;
  • Reports and graphs for parents and teachers on the time spent, books read and the corresponding results, exercises taken, reading speed and more;
  • Parents and teachers can listen to actual recordings of the student, see and hear the mispronunciations detected and view the answers to exercises.

Methodology

Inspired by the Universal Design for Learning, TOTI Virtual Teaching Assistant is modeled after providing a practice tool that students can use at their preferred pace, while the application guides them and reports on their progress.

The highlights of our methodology include:
  1. Intuitive tool that after watching a 5-minute video tutorial allows users to navigate it seamlessly;
  2. Having the text narrated by natural human voices, which students can listen to as many times as desired, before recording of their own reading of the book;
  3. Students pick when, where and which books to read that are classified for their level;
  4. A tool that guides, as opposed to criticising the student when mistakes are made;
  5. Parents and teachers get in-depth, yet unobtrusive, insight into the activities and progress of the student.

Platforms supported

Users that have signed up can download the app for Android from here and for iOS from here.

Browsers

Most recent versions of:

  • Google Chrome running on any computer or mobile device
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge
Devices
  • Laptops and desktops running Windows or Mac
  • Android tablets and iPad (coming soon)
  • Mobile phones running Android 5 or higher, and iPhones 4 and newer
Audio

Internal microphone and speakers, or a headset, such as Logitech.

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75 reviews for TOTI Virtual Teaching Assistant – Intervention Program

  1. 4 out of 5

    I just got a preview of the classroom feature, which is still in beta, but it looked quite impressive. This will enable our remote users to get sessions with our tutors and not be left out.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I am a member of a charity that give me this program. I am very much thankfull for the chance practice alone and not go class everytime I need study and guidence. I can repeat sentence and words many times and imeljore my reading and not make my teacher board. Thank you for this company creating a miragle program help students like me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Looks like a decent app. It’s one of several tools I’m using for my MMI thesis. Will write more extensively about it in a few months after having done more experiments with it.

  4. 3 out of 5

    My daughter recently started with this program that was recommended by her teacher; she picked it up real fast and enjoys reading the books without any pushing, which is unheard of. I hope this program will at least motivate her to keep her mind busy with some mentally stimulating activity than just laying by the pool all day long…

  5. 4 out of 5

    I Love listening to the recordings of my son reading the text on his own, making mistakes, correcting them, practicing on his own and really making an effort. I can do this on my own device at any time while respecting his privacy and not make him feel self-conscious.

  6. 5 out of 5

    My son likes the ease of use, option to pick a variety of books, not being “locked in” to a rigorous program and specially the option to use it anytime anywhere. I get to follow up on his progress by looking at the reports, as opposed to checking out on him when he’s in his room locked up. However, what I appreciate most, is how this solution has improved the confidence level of my son in a short period of time. Once my son gets over his inferiority complex of being a below-average student, I am going to speak about this tool with my real name, as this product deserves to be known a lot more than it is (I found it by fluke while searching for a solution like it).

  7. 5 out of 5

    This is a fantastic program! I can improve English on my own and pay fix amount for unlimited practice.

  8. 5 out of 5

    This practice tool can serve me for years to come…

  9. 5 out of 5

    I was first skeptical about the “autonomous” aspect of the tool, but just a couple of days after my 13-year old son started using it, I could not believe how he navigated the app without requiring my supervision and reminders. This app is a saviour not only for my son (and the ones like him who suffer from attention deficit), but also all those poor moms out there that have to sit next to their kids and almost breathe on their neck to keep studying. Thank you TOTI for building this great tutor!

  10. 5 out of 5

    This is like a teacher that never gets tired and upset! I can listen to the books and I can read it over and over and everytime I learn how to pronounce the words better. The online dictionary is an easy way to see word meanings in Spanish also.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Great tool for reading, but I wish it had more extensive quizzes.

  12. 4 out of 5

    My daughter is addicted to this product! She spend more time on this than on facebook wich never happen before. my concern is when more books added because after 8 months she almost finishing all books that in the software.

  13. 4 out of 5

    This is a serious program and is not for kids but I am happy because I am not looking for kid stories.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Putting all nice features aside, the fact that it’s online and can be accessed anywhere and there is no CD to install makes it a real modern program, not to mention the advanced error detection logic.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Best baby sitter I could find that also educates my daughter!

  16. 5 out of 5

    F$#%n genius whoever designed this app. I’m back to school baby!

  17. 5 out of 5

    I have tried many fancy apps for my daughter, but none of them have had the depth of thought put into the design of the solution. It does what skilled tutors would only be willing to do, yet it would be too repetitive and costly to get it done with them. I don’t have the time or the expertise to teach her myself, as English is not my first language, but with this app I wouldn’t do it even if it was not the case, because the low cost and the friendly way it guides her does a better job than I could ever do. I can’t wait to see what other wonderful features this company could offer next.

  18. 5 out of 5

    This program teaches only reading and comprehension but that is what I need for being successful in my job and even before that to speak well at the interview. In a short time I feel I am able to say words more easily than before thanks to the recording of all the books which is amazing.

  19. 3 out of 5

    While limited in its scope (doesn’t teach grammar, spelling or composition), it’s pretty damn useful tool for my son. Most importantly, it keeps him motivated to read, which is what I’ve been struggling with him since he was little kid. I hope his reading skills improve. Time will tell…

  20. 5 out of 5

    I can’t say enough how useful this app is in making read, speak properly and explore books with pleasure.

  21. 5 out of 5

    I am pleasantly surprised to see a combination of superlative attributes all in one app: intuitive, attractive, entertaining, useful, low cost, no supervision required, and no need to read manuals (which it has none! It has video instructions). I wish I had found this tool when my son was still a teenager (although I think the company is young and didn’t have this product 5 years ago). Nevertheless, this is how technology should serve humans and the literacy cause. The support that I have also gotten from them has been world-class. I’m impressed.

  22. 5 out of 5

    One of my students uses it on a daily basis as an exercise tool and I see the progress he is making. This is a very good complement to any teacher’s efforts.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Just signed up for it; first observation is that my 12 year-old is clicking naturally and going through the app with ease and without requiring guidance. It’s not only because he is a wiz when it comes to computers and gadgets, because my niece who is not a tech wiz has been using it for a while and she also had no problem getting started. I just hope my son’s reading and understanding improves as much as she does.

  24. 5 out of 5

    This is a different program than all others that I saw. Entertaining and a pleasure using it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    I’ve had many sleepless nights because of my son’s inability and lack of interest reading even the most basic of text. And I’m not talking about reading The Great Expectation; just reading and understanding one paragraph from the newspaper would make me happy. Until I found TOTI Virtual Assistant: it’s virtually amazing! Thanks to narration of the books by a real reader, he listens, gets engaged, and repeats trying to copy his pronunciation. I can even listen to my son’s recordings and see the mistakes he has made. I have NOT seen any tool like this. Just amazing.

  26. 4 out of 5

    I am not shy to make mistakes when I use the program because he will not laugh at me. This gives me privacy and very good to practice alone.

  27. 5 out of 5

    We arrived in Canada recently and i can not have a privet teacher for my children. Lucky I found TOTI and they can practice and learn English using the computer. I see they start talking like Enlglish canadaians. Thank you for this great product.

  28. 4 out of 5

    I am not a fan of technology when it comes to teaching fundamental subjects such as language and math. However, after reluctantly trying the Toti for my sons to use, I saw the potential, so let them use it too, and I am now more open minded about use of technology than I was before. So far it has been a great complementary resource to the teachers.

  29. 3 out of 5

    This tool, and unlikely any other one, could solve my son’s ADD problems, but at least it teaches him to be more focused on what he’s reading. It’s easy to use too and doesn’t cost much, so we’ll keep using it and monitor the progress.

  30. 1 out of 5

    I need a program teach how write and this is not it.

  31. 5 out of 5

    This app is unbelievable! how come nobody knows about it?!

  32. 5 out of 5

    The education industry needs to adopt such enhanced solutions to keep up with times! This is a great resource designed specifically for kids like mine that have given up on learning, because the school system is like a train that keeps going without regards for the weak. Although this app or the ones like it can never replace the real human teacher, it can make tremendous impact on the struggling kids’ morale and help them push.

  33. 5 out of 5

    I told my counsins back home to start using this program before coming too Canada. This is excellent practice to improve English.

  34. 2 out of 5

    My daughter has been using this tool for a couple of months but she still needs tutors with her h/w. Unfortunately this is not THE solution i was hoping to find.

  35. 4 out of 5

    I bought this for my son to improve his reading, but then I saw it could help me with my own English so I signed up for me too. This is a good product to learn English for any age.

  36. 5 out of 5

    A collegue of mine recommended the Toti app to me and I tried it with my teenage son and it’s 3 months that he’s been using it almost every day including the week-ends and he’s very happy, which means I’m happy! Best thing is that he doesn’t see it as an obligation, but almost like a game. He even tries to outsmart the software! This product has already paid for itself for the goals achieved in terms of motivation, developing habit of reading and gaining the interest back in reading.

  37. 3 out of 5

    This application makes reading English easy by letting you practice at your own for as much as you want. I doubt it will make my accent go away but I can see it will improve my reading.

  38. 5 out of 5

    My kids are glued to this software more than their shool books. Its amazing how an interesting product can make the same task of studying a lot more fun to do.

  39. 5 out of 5

    It’s very different from other standard language programs that teach you grammer and boring things before you can even read a sentence. This one goes right down to the point and you can listen to the books as many times as you want and then record it yourself.

  40. 4 out of 5

    I wish I had found this tool sooner, but I’m glad my son is gaining the habit of sitting down and reading thanks to this software. It’s well thought out and easy to use.

  41. 5 out of 5

    Very capable software and very easy to use.

  42. 4 out of 5

    I heard about TOTI from a friend and I just started using it and it is helping me read and understand with my own rythem.

  43. 3 out of 5

    I like everything except that it is not available for iPad.

  44. 4 out of 5

    the result comes only when time investing and not the little money you pay for this. without practice language will not improve but this makes you want practice so it is a good motivation aspect also.

  45. 5 out of 5

    Le logiciel le plus avancé que j’aie jamais essayé pour pratiquer l’anglais.

  46. 4 out of 5

    Well designed app that teaches interesting topics in easy language. I can see any one that needs to improve English to use this and benefit.

  47. 5 out of 5

    Nice application and easy to start. I can speak loud without being shy.

  48. 5 out of 5

    Well organized pleasant to use and useful. I like it very much.

  49. 2 out of 5

    Interesting way teaching English without no teacher. unfortunately my son needs to learn the basics before he can utilize this program. I am hopeing in couple of jears he can.

  50. 5 out of 5

    This is a 21 century program for a problem that has existed for ever. The best reading practice teaching program ever saw.

  51. 4 out of 5

    Very easy language tool for practicing English where all your friends speak your language!

  52. 5 out of 5

    So nice to use this software everyday. I love it.

  53. 5 out of 5

    C’est un plaisir d’utiliser ce logiciel pour pratique anglais. Très abordable aussi!

  54. 4 out of 5

    I can see how it can improve people’s understanding of English with all the functionality that comes in this program.

  55. 5 out of 5

    English is Not an easy language as most people wrongfully think! However, this software makes people think along that wrong path, and does it wonderfully well. Quite impressed with its ease and depth.

  56. 5 out of 5

    Very attractive interface, full of interesting books, amazing natural voice reading it. I can use it every day to improve my English.

  57. 4 out of 5

    A simple program that is very effective. Looks easy but has a lot of logic inside.

  58. 5 out of 5

    I tried many smart programs that I could use for improving my conversational English, but not one of them came close to TOTI’s app. It’s affordable, very easy to use and a pleasure to use everyday. I just hope they will add more conversational topics in their library.

  59. 4 out of 5

    Best way to practice alone before you feel confident to talk to English speakers.

  60. 5 out of 5

    Deceptively simple; incredibly useful. Finally an education application that is not like a robot repeating itself over and over.

  61. 5 out of 5

    Very useful program to improve English. I recommend it to others like me that English is not first or even second language.

  62. 5 out of 5

    Incredible! This is from star trek film…

  63. 5 out of 5

    My reluctant son likes it enough to use it everyday without me pushing him. What a miracle!

  64. 5 out of 5

    Me gusta este programa! muy inteligente y facil de utilizar.

  65. 2 out of 5

    I like the program but it dont have the subjects that I need for my studies.

  66. 5 out of 5

    Mas impressionante…

  67. 4 out of 5

    This is a friendly application that encourages you to learn and not be afraid of failing.

  68. 5 out of 5

    I am not scared to look at new books because the books in TOTI are easy to read. I can even listen to them before I read and it makes me feel comfortable. I can also practice anytime and as much as I want without paying more so I like it very much.

  69. 3 out of 5

    I hope this will help me improve my English to be confident in speaking at interviews and at job.

  70. 5 out of 5

    Very good program for improving English reading and comprehension.

  71. 4 out of 5

    If I had this program back home, i could practice before coming to this country. Still good to have; I will get my children use it also.

  72. 2 out of 5

    Books do not include school materials, so can not help my daughter with shool homework.

  73. 5 out of 5

    Very helpful for learning how pronounce correct. Easy to use too.

  74. 4 out of 5

    I can’t believe how well thought this program is. Clearly the engineers in this company know how to design a solution, not just a software.

  75. 5 out of 5

    This software has raised the bar for all other education software companies. Kudos to them!