My name is Mayra Salvador and I am a current student at Santa Clara University working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Before transferring to SCU, I was a student at Evergreen Valley College where I graduated last May with two Associate’s Degrees: Associate of Arts and General Studies: Sociology. Growing up, my parents always reminded me that getting an education was important; however, due to the language barrier and their busy work schedules, they were not able to help me with my homework nor get me a tutor. Fortunately, despite the obstacles I have faced, I have been able to thrive in my education. Due to my hard work, I have been blessed with scholarships and programs like Elevate Tutoring that provide economic support and give me one less thing to worry about so that I can just focus on my education. Through Elevate Tutoring, I seek to support students who, like me, are not able to afford a tutor. My goal is to assist students with their work so they can also have one less thing to worry about and focus on finishing their education. Overall, I am excited that through this program I will be able to do what I love the most: work with youth and teach math.