Hi! Welcome to Elevate Tutoring. My name is Francisco Gutierrez Ramirez, I am currently a sophomore studying Public Health Science at Santa Clara University. I was born in San Jose, CA and my parents are from Mexico. Growing up was filled with many obstacles that kept whispering to me that it was okay to stay where I was at, they kept telling me this is who you are, and this is who you will be. It was very tempting to conform to these thoughts. These thoughts made me feel comfortable where I was at, I didn't feel like I was letting anyone down. Despite these obstacles, I was blessed in that I had people who believed in me and all they were asking of me was to simply give it a try. At the time, I didn't understand why. Why me? It could have easily been anybody else. It turns out, all I needed was someone to believe in me, because now I felt like I had purpose, I felt like I would be letting someone down. My goal as an Elevate tutor is to be able to show even if it's only one kid that he doesn't have to be smart, special or even lucky, he just needs to try, and I will show him that by believing in him just like people believed in me.