Free Tutoring Center


Quality online tutoring in math, English, and more, for free.


Scholarships

$2.5M

Scholarships.

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150+

Students.

Tutor teaches

80+

Tutors.

City

140+

Cities.

Online tutor teaches

6000+

Sessions.

Math

In this course, we cover math spanning from algebra and number sense to geometry. The curriculum is worksheet and video based, allowing a multitude of opportunities to work collaboratively with their classmates to solve problems.

English

In this course, we read and discuss works ranging from short stories to poems, applying techniques we like to our own work. At the end of the course, we write analytical essays on the poems we've read and read our peers’ work. This course provided opportunities for both analytical and creative writing to greatly strengthen students' English skills.

Biology

In this course, students learn about biology and natural sciences. From pH to the climate to cells to genetics, we prepare a video-based curriculum combined with worksheets to ensure an interactive experience. At the end of the course, students are able to choose a biological topic they are interested in and prepare a presentation on it.

Chemistry

In this course, students learned a variety of chemistry concepts as well as how important chemistry is in our daily lives! Covering states of matter to acids and bases, students interacted with chemistry content and used scientific thinking to look for chemistry ideas in the environment around them!

Python

In this course, students learn the essentials of Python programming through exciting projects, including creating a calculator program and an interactive adventure game making programming enjoyable and understandable. Students learn about defining functions and devlop skills in logical problem solving with control flow.

Public Speaking

In this course, students learned the concrete skills needed to improve at public speaking. There were regular opportunities to practice speaking in a safe space and using fun prompts students showed interest in. We also focused in on specific parts of public speaking, such as speech structure and tone.

History

In this course, students received a broad history of the United States, starting all the way from colonization and ending with 21st Century America. Students had discussions surrounding domestic and foreign American policies, giving them a solid foundation for any history or government course they might take in the future.

SAT/ACT Prep

Free Tutoring Center provides preparation for the College Board's SAT standardized test or the ACT college admissions test upon request to exceptionally able students.

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Our Mission Statement

The Free Tutoring Center offers elite academic consulting, coaching, and subject tutoring services to motivated middle and elementary school students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. By providing individualized academic skills coaching and one-on-one tutoring at no cost to students’ families, the Free Tutoring Center substantively intervenes in the academic and personal trajectories of its students by lessening the salience of raced and classed achievement gaps in their lives.

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Our Method

We offer elite tutoring services to underprivileged students by interviewing and selecting high-quality volunteer tutors and matching them to each student. Our curriculum is designed to accelerate learning and help students get ahead in their academics. We offer sessions multiple times per week, all of which are monitored to ensure instructional quality. Our approach makes it possible for students to do better with their academics and excel in their subjects. Over the years, FTC has helped students earn $2.5 million in scholarships.

Our Story

Though our virtual tutoring services began in June of 2020, Free Tutoring Center spent its previous years providing specialized tutoring and academic coaching services for underprivileged students in the Bay Area. Over two years of working with 15+ families, we raised about $2.3 million in scholarship money and helped students unlock new academic opportunities at elite private high schools. We specialize in virtual subject tutoring, but we also provide academic coaching, consulting, and high school admissions assistance to students who show great academic ability.

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