Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Tutors and tutees currently meet remotely using Zoom.
How old is this organization?
Our program has been around for several years, but 2020 was the first year of our online expansion.
Who are the tutors?
The tutors are a team of carefully selected high school students, along with a couple of college students.
Who are the students?
Students range from elementary/middle schoolers trying to get ahead to high school students getting test prep. They are all from underprivileged areas that are in the most need of academic support.
Are there awards for tutoring?
Yes, we have awards for tutoring 25, 50, 100, 150, and 250 hours.
How will I know what to teach?
We have a comprehensive curriculum with clear protocols to guide you through. Furthermore, each tutor must attend one training session as an introduction to the curriculum (as well as an opportunity to ask questions).
As a tutor, would I work all year, or just during the summer?
We have summer and year-round programs available.
How many hours do I need to complete per week?
You need to tutor at least one hour per week.
How can I apply?
Use the form under the “Find your tutor ” tab on our website. If you have issues with it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become a tutor?
Use the form under the “Become a Tutor” tab on our website. If you have issues with it, please email email@example.com.
Who decides my schedule?
All tutoring sessions will be planned around your current schedule; you will NOT have to rearrange your schedule!
How old do I have to be to get tutored?
Most of our tutees are in 3rd-8th grade, but we can also provide ACT/SAT tutoring to high school students.
How old do I have to be a tutor?
You must be a rising freshman in high school or older.
Do you have test prep for students applying to private high schools?
Yes, after you have entered the program and started regular sessions you can request test prep.
What if I don’t meet the tutoring qualifications?
If you do not meet the qualifications for our program, you will be notified, but there is no harm in applying!