Happy Spring to all of our wonderful supporters!
Since our last project report, we've had several exciting developments here at Tutorpedia, which I’m eager to share with you.
1. I joined the team as the Tutorpedia Foundation's Operations Manager in February. I will be working to expand our ability to serve underprivileged students through our scholarships and other programs. I am genuinely excited, enthralled, and inspired by the team, past accomplishments, and the vision for the future of the Tutorpedia Foundation. We already have a lot of interesting, innovative projects, tools, and services we plan to offer and implement to better serve our students and I am enthusiastic about contributing my ideas, education, and experience to our approach.
2. We graciously welcomed 150 of you for a wonderful evening at For the Love of Education at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Our spring fundraiser event featured a lively, inspiring panel discussion about the best ways to personalize education featuring:
With your help, we were able to raise over $15,000 surrounding the event, which will help us fund future scholarships for deserving students.
3. Two weeks ago, we participated in KQED's American Graduate event at Laney College in Oakland by tabling and contributing in the education town hall discussion about how to end the dropout crisis in Oakland.
4. Thanks to your donations, we were able to fund half-year scholarships for the remainder of our foundation students this year. All of our applicants are now meeting with their tutors one or more times per week, and are making great progress.
With so much going on at Tutorpedia, we are so grateful to have your support. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, ideas, or if you’re wondering about how to get more involved. You can email me directly at diaris[at]tutorpediafoundation.org – I’d love to hear from you!
Operations Manager, Tutorpedia Foundation
Happy New Year! We're feeling like there's a lot to celebrate already in 2012. We're excited to share with you that thanks to your generous donations, we are able to provide 7 new students with tutoring scholarships for the upcoming semester.
Danielle, one of our new students explains that, "A tutor will help me prepare for college and life after graduation because it will improve my studying habits...In my eyes, getting a tutor will not only help me now but also in my future." Her mother adds, "I am an unemployed parent. I have three other children and live off $1,000 monthly. I believe that all children deserve to have an opportunity to better their life, especially my daughter. Danielle is a great worker and takes pride in what she does."
Thank you for helping to make this possible. Your support means the world to us. If that wasn't enough, your donations also helped earn us a permanent spot on GlobalGiving! This means that thousands of donors around the world will now have the opportunity to learn about the Tutorpedia Foundation and join our ongoing effort.
We will continue to send you updates on the students we've been able to match with tutors. I hope that you'll reach out to us with any questions or to get more involved with the Tutorpedia Foundation. We know that 2012 will be an exciting year, and we look forward to sharing our progress with you.
Thank you again for all that you do.
Dear Generous Donors,
Thanks to your contributions, we've raised enough money to fund 4 of our 10 remaining scholarship students. We are so grateful and humbled by your support. I want to take a minute to introduce you to two of the students that your donations will help fund.
Vincent, who will now be able to meet with a tutor for the rest of the year, writes in his letter to Tutorpedia Foundation:
"I'm in forth grade and I need a tutor because I need to improve with my English writing and my test score. I really need a tutor, I'm in danger of failing forth grade. I really need one on one tutor in my writing and english. Thank you for Reading my note and allowing me to have a tutor."
Here's what Natalie, the foster mother of Ashley, a scholarship student, shared after a recent tutoring session:
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for all that you do… Ashley is having the best sessions ever with Katherine. She is just amazing and has made a connection with Ashley that hasn’t happened so far. To see the two of them at work is just remarkable…It’s just really something to behold…"
Again, I want to personally thank you for believing in this project. We are still hoping to raise the rest of the funds to provide scholarships to all of our applicants. We will keep you posted on our progress, and hope to be able to introduce you to more new students in the near future. Please share our project with friends, family, or others who might want to join our effort. Together, we can make sure that all of these deserving students have the opportunity to work with their own tutor.
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