As summer officially winds down and the start of the new school year ushers in autumn, we wanted to take the opportunity to share some recent developments we've made with regards to our programming. We're grateful to have members of our Community of Learners make unique contributions which each help us continue to refine the Tutorpedia Foundation model and better serve students.
**TF Program Overview (2013-14 Edition)**
We have discontinued the student application process for our inaugural "scholarship program" which awarded free tutoring on an annual basis to under-resourced students from across the Bay Area. We made this shift to increase student impact by better leveraging our tutors' time through the clustering of students at individual sites; this represents a shift in our model in favor of deeper collaborations with fewer program partners. We have grandfathered our relationships with existing TF Scholars receiving tutoring scholarships.
This year we plan to provide 120 students with over 3000 hours of service which represents a 33% increase in TF Scholars and 60% time increase in high quality personalized tutoring.
We hired new site coordinators and lead tutors for our program sites! These roles represent greater leadership opportunities for our tutors as we strengthen our relationships with partners in the community and measure impact on students through program data. We welcome Paula (Canal Alliance), Colin (Sophie Scholars), Elisa (Mission HS), Liz (Huckleberry SF), Molly (Sacred Heart Prep), and Ariel (Bay School) to their new positions and wish them good luck with the new school year!
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.
Programming occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45-2:30pm. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to work with students 1 or 2 days per week.
Program begins September 16, 2013 and ends May 23, 2014, with no programming the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and April 1st (for spring break).
Tutors must have solid understanding of Algebra as it represents the greatest academic need for our students; however, tutors will also be able to assist students in other areas including reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, organization, time management, and study skills.
Tutorpedia Foundation will provide training and support for volunteers: our Site Coordinator is a 15+ year credentialed veteran teacher.
Did you know that more than half of our financial support during the last fiscal year came from generous individual donors?!
Here's what 2 of our supporters, Dawn and Steve Mesite (pictured) had to share about why they chose to donate to Tutorpedia Foundation:
"When we researched the Tutorpedia Foundation, we learned that this organization is dedicated to serving students who may be unable to meet the financial challenge associated with hiring a tutor. I'm a teacher, and know firsthand the impact that a little extra support can have on a student. Steve and I both recognize the important role that education has played in our own lives. We are so pleased that we were able to include a donation to Tutorpedia as part of our wedding celebration."
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