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GET INVOLVED

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Donation Form

Thank you for making a donation to the Tutorpedia Foundation. Just $35 provides one hour of personalized, one-on-one tutoring to a student in need. You can donate securely via the form below, or you can mail a check to:

Tutorpedia Foundation
Attn: C. Nikole Saulsberry, Development & Communications Manager
365 Vermont Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

In an effort to engage donors in the giving process, the Tutorpedia Foundation is very transparent with where money is going. Individuals and corporations can choose from several levels of donation, and in so doing can sponsor a student, sponsor a workshop, sponsor a school, or sponsor an entire school district. The Tutorpedia Foundation accepts donations in any amount, big or small. More than 80% of all donations pay for tutors and other direct program costs. Suggested giving levels are outlined on the donation form.

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Support TF Scholars!

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Tutorpedia Foundation. Our mission is to make education more personal for under-resourced Bay Area middle and high school students through professional tutoring and targeted academic support.

Through TF’s personalized education program, students will:

  • Improve their academic achievement
  • Improve their confidence
  • Improve their self efficiency, &
  • Better succeed in college, work and life

We envision a world in which all students, regardless of socio-economic status, will graduate high school with a lifelong love of learning, and the necessary credentials, skills, and drive to succeed in higher education, and pursue careers of their choice.

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Tutorpedia Foundation exists to complement the important work that our community partners are doing, and we are proud to partner with Bay Area schools and nonprofits to provide integrated, personalized academic support for their students.

TF’s program model is designed to integrate directly with partners to complement and enhance teaching and services already being provided. TF communicates directly with teachers and education stakeholders to make the most out of 1-1 tutoring and project-based workshops. Our targeted academic support model is comprehensive – TF tutors work collaboratively with students, staff, teachers, and parents. In this way, we can develop and implement a customized program for each of our partners that will provide the best support not only to students, but also to our school and community partners as well.

We know that relationships matter more than anything else, and 1-1 instruction is the most effective way to learn. We also know that many schools and community organizations have aspirations for what they’re able to offer their students in terms of academic support, but have difficulty providing such support on their own due to staff or resource limitations. By partnering with Tutorpedia Foundation, schools and nonprofits are able to give students professional, personalized, and targeted academic support in ways they otherwise could not. Students who meet with our tutors not only improve in their grades and test scores, but also improve their class participation, attendance, homework completion, and motivation in school. Furthermore, we see 1-1 tutoring improving students’ self-efficacy and desire to become lifelong learners. Our tutors help students graduate high school with the credentials, skills, and drive to succeed in college and careers of their choice.

TF has successfully partnered with:

  • Education Nonprofits that want to improve their targeted academic support services,such as:
    • First Graduate, Juma Ventures, Aim High, Huckleberry Wellness Academy, and the Canal Alliance
  • Public and Charter Schools that want to improve their services to students who would greatly benefit from personalized tutoring, such as:
    • Summit Public Schools, SFUSD (Mission High School, James Lick Middle School), and City College of San Francisco
  • Independent Schools that want to improve how they serve their students who receive financial assistance, such as:
    • Sacred Heart Preparatory and the Bay School

If you work with an education nonprofit or school that serves under-resourced students in the Bay Area, we would love to talk with you further about working collaboratively to better serve your students. Please be in touch with Program Director David Taus via email or phone at (415) 948-1585 to explore what’s possible. We look forward to working with you and your students!

Stay tuned for future events hosted by Tutorpedia Foundation. Scroll down for more information on 2014′s annual conversation on personalizing education which took place in February.

Education By Design 2.0

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 an impact on the lives of under-resourced Bay Area youth.

 

Featured Speakers:

KEVIN KUMASHIRO, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
University of San Francisco

JON DEANE, M.Ed.
Chief Information Officer
Summit Public Schools

LOUISE WATERS, Ph.D.
Superintendent and CEO
Leadership Public Schools

 

About Kevin:

Kevin-KumashiroKevin Kumashiro is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, Kumashiro was a professor of Asian American studies and education and served as the Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He’s taught in schools and colleges across the U.S. and abroad and worked as a consultant for school districts and state and federal agencies. An award-winning author and editor, his books include Troubling Education (which received the 2003 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award), and Bad Teacher!: How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. Kumashiro is President of the National Association for Multicultural Education and Director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education.

About Jon:

Jon-DeaneJon Deane is the Chief Information Officer for Summit Public Schools. In Jon’s eight years with the Summit organization he served in a variety of roles prior to becoming the CIO- as a math teacher, as the CFO of Summit Prep, and as the founding Executive Director of Everest Public High School. Jon is deeply committed to developing Summit Public Schools’ ability to create optimized learning environments for all students. Jon has a BA in Economics and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University.

About Louise:

Louise WatersLouise Waters is the Superintendent and CEO of Leadership Public Schools (LPS). Previously, she worked for the Stupski Foundation where she directed research on districts that have accelerated the performance of students of color and poverty. As Associate Superintendent of Student Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District, Dr. Waters led the instructional reforms from 2001 – 2004 that resulted in district achievement gains that outpaced the State. As a principal in Union City, she designed award-winning assessment and extended day programs. Prior to her career in district administration, Dr. Waters led the state’s first new teacher program, a partnership between Oakland and the California State University, East Bay, where she taught and directed several urban teacher preparation programs.  Dr. Waters holds a B.A. and Masters from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors:

Autodesk  

The Adventure School    Bay Area Financial Education Foundation  Three Twins Ice Cream  Ninkasi Brewing Matchbook Wine Company

Featured Sponsors:

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco celebrates the design process that takes a great idea and turns it into a reality. With more than 20 different exhibits regularly on display that showcase the innovative work of Autodesk customers, the gallery illustrates the role technology plays in great design and engineering. This is the second year that Autodesk has supported our annual event as a benefit sponsor.

The Adventure School is an event planning company that creates immersive adventure environments. Their motto is Semper Ad Extremum (Latin: Take it to the Limit Every Time). They believe in adventure. They work with individuals, businesses, communities, and other key partners to create visionary spaces, legendary parties and happiness.