Tutor Training Fellowship Program Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Elevate Tutoring’s Tutor Training Fellowship Program.
Please read the “About Us” page to learn about the program
and consider the details and requirements below before clicking on the application link at the bottom of the page.
If, after reading about our program, you have any questions, please email apply@elevatetutoring.org

Application Process and Timing

While you can apply at any time, there are usually two main application deadlines (exact dates are determined a few weeks before each cycle and listed below).  Due to the current pandemic, our Spring application deadline has been extended to early summer.  Application deadlines will be followed by interviews, reference checks, and selections.  Selected Fall candidates will start training in January while selected Spring/Summer candidates will start training in September.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Fall Dates
Spring/Summer Dates
Application deadline Nov. 29 TBD
Applicants will receive an email to tell them whether they have advanced to the interview stage of the application process Dec. 1 TBD
Due date for interviewees to confirm availability and interview schedule Dec. 6 TBD
Interviews held Dec. 11-15 TBD
Selections Made late December TBD
Training begins January August/September
Tutoring begins and training continues February October

Training Program Details

Students accepted into the program will receive a $5,500 scholarship ($26.50/hour for the time put in) and will work to develop and improve their tutoring skills for an academic year.
As part of your experience component, you will have the unique opportunity to be a mentor and role model for in-need middle and high school students.

Students accepted to the program will receive:
* a $5,500 scholarship
* 55 hours of classroom training
* 155 hours of tutoring experience

Requirements and Ideal Attributes

Applicants must be:
1) first-generation and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged college student with at least 1.5 years of college remaining
2) able to commit at least 6 hours/week from the start of training through approximately one and a half academic years (sometimes a little more)
3) comfortable with math (at least to the level of Algebra) and/or science (General Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

In addition, the ideal applicant is academically strong, lives close to Santa Clara/San Jose (training and tutoring session will be held in this area), and is interested in teaching and giving back to the community. Students do not need to be math/science experts to apply. The training will focus on tutoring techniques, but will also provide some content review. Thus, it’s more important for applicants to be committed to the program and interested in tutoring/mentoring younger students than for applicants to be math/science experts (although, that certainly won’t hurt your application).

Note: Applicants who make it to the interview stage will be asked to provide employment and family tax information to verify financial need.