School is finally back in session so we wanted to take this time to reflect on the highlights from the past school year as we gear up for an even better 2014-15. Thanks to our Community of Learners, Tutorpedia Foundation provided 3,157 hours of free tutoring to 228 Bay Area students last year!
Eduardo was an inspiration for us this year. Coming in with a failing grade in geometry and limited language skills, he managed to turn his grade around and ended the school year with a B. His tutor George expressed how patient, sharp, and efficient Eduardo was during his sessions. “Eduardo came into our tutoring sessions with very focused questions. At times when the answers must have appeared arbitrary to him, he never became frustrated or discouraged, always learning as much as he could with good humor and great patience,” said George. The language barrier made it difficult for him to master and memorize every method and concept but if he continues to work hard and remains dedicated, he is well on his way to earning an A in his math classes this year. Fortunately, he has the right attitude, disposition, and tutor to do just that!
Become a Volunteer Tutor
Tutorpedia Foundation is looking for volunteer tutors to help us expand our reach with students just like Eduardo. Tutors are needed to work 1-1 with middle school and high school students on a variety of subjects. Tutoring for the fall semester begins September 2, 2014 and ends December 19, 2014. All TF tutors receive training and orientation to empower you to support our students, a toolkit for quick-reference during tutoring sessions, and ongoing support. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farewell to Diaris, Welcome to Nikole!
This summer we bid a fond farewell to our Director of Operations, Diaris as she headed off to Atlanta to start the 2-year MBA program at Emory University's Goizueta Business School and welcomed a new member to our team, C. Nikole Saulsberry, as our Development & Communications Manager. Nikole comes to us with a track record of success with nonprofit fundraising and communications as well as a fresh perspective that we are excited to have on board.
Your Support Matters
Minute for minute and dollar for dollar, one-on-one instruction is the most effective way to help students improve their grades and test scores, prepare them for college, and instill in them a lifelong love of learning. But don’t just take our word for it. Recently Alicia S, a parent of one of our students, called to share how happy she is with her daughter's tutoring and we wanted to pass along her inspiring message to our Community of Learners who help make her daughter's tutoring possible.
“Tutorpedia has provided so much support for me as a mother and for my daughter. We wouldn’t have been able to get Mariah as far as she has gotten in school, in math and reading, without Tutorpedia. They’re the bomb and I couldn’t see her as happy as she is without Tutorpedia! We don’t look at Tutorpedia as just a tutor, they’re like our family.”
Thank you again for helping to make education more personal for Bay Area students like Eduardo and Mariah. If you are interested in being further engaged with our work or have questions/comments, please email us at email@example.com.
We'd love to hear from you!
If you have any questions or would like to make an introduction or contribute in a different way, please call our office at 415-948-1585 or email our leadership team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your generous support of Tutorpedia Foundation. We're grateful that you have chosen to stay connected with us and hope to see you soon so we can thank you in person! We'd love to have you join us at Education By Design 2.0 on February 27, 2014 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.
Because of your support, during the 2012-2013 academic year:
We are currently working on our 3-5 year strategic plan to build a sustainable future for Tutorpedia Foundation and our students. In 2013, we created a comprehensive data and impact plan, hired site coordinators for 4 program sites to refine the model and experience for students and partners, and we continue to offer students personalized access to professional educators with specific content expertise.
Tutorpedia Foundation's fourth annual conversation on personalizing education will be a fun evening of dynamic speakers, delicious food, engaging activities, awesome raffle prizes, and the opportunity to make a larger impact on the lives of under-resourced Bay Area youth. The event is all-ages.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 -- 6PM - 9PM
Autodesk Gallery - One Market St., Fl 2; San Francisco, CA
Kevin Kumashiro, Ph.D. - School of Education Dean, University of San Francisco
Jon Deane, M.Ed. - Chief Information Officer, Summit Public Schools
Tickets will go on sale Thursday, January 23, 2014 via our website. A special thanks to our sponsors Autodesk and The Adventure School.
If you'd like to make a connection to your employer or a business in the community, please contact Diaris Alexander, our Director of Operations and Development via email.
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**Become a Volunteer Tutor**
Tutorpedia Foundation is looking for volunteer tutors to help us at our tutoring program at Mission High School (MHS) in San Francisco this year. Tutors are needed to work 1-1 with 10th grade students on academic subjects and school success at MHS.
**Thank you for support!**
If you are interested in being further engaged with our work, have questions/comments, please email us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you!
Thanks again for your continued support of our work with under-resourced Bay Area students. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we're happy to have you as part of the Community of Learners raising our TF Scholars. Because of your generous support, congratulations are in order for TF Scholar Bianca S.! Bianca recently enrolled at Mercy College, a private liberal arts college in Dobbs Ferry, NY!
Bianca intends to obtain a BA in Social Work at Mercy College, so that, in her own words, she can “help people and make them happy.”
You may have met Bianca in San Francisco back in February at our event Education By Design. She was the brave student who shared her story with attendees and can be seen in the video recap of the night. Tutorpedia Foundation has worked with Bianca since 2011 to provide her with one-on-one tutoring to assist with school work and SAT preparation.
During this past year, one of our partners, Dr. Amy Morgenstern of Blue Star Admissions Consulting, donated her time to Tutorpedia Foundation to provide one-on-one counseling to Bianca to help her navigate the college application process. We are grateful to have volunteers in our community who compound the work we do with our TF Scholars. To read more about Dr. Morgenstern's work with Bianca, please visit our blog.
The entire Tutorpedia team is proud of Bianca's incredible resolve and remarkable accomplishments during this journey. We wish her the best of luck at Mercy College and beyond.
Thank you again for your support of our mission. Your support allows us to provide personalized academic support and other educational services to students in our community who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford the extra help. We hope that with your continued support, we will be able to share more success stories as more of our students graduate high school and head to college.
If you'd like to learn more about opportunities to get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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