Tutor Training Scholarship Program Application Information


Thank you for your interest in Elevate Tutoring’s Tutor Training Scholarship 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 two main application deadlines (exact dates to be determined and listed below): late October and late April. Application deadlines will be followed by interviews, reference checks and selections. Selected October candidates will start training in January while March applicants will start training in September.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Fall Dates
Spring Dates
Application deadline November 13, 2016 late April
Applicants will receive an email to tell them whether they have advanced to the interview stage of the application process mid-November early May
Due date for interviewees to confirm availability and interview schedule mid-November early May
Interviews held late November/early December (exact dates TBD) mid May
Selections Made late December late May
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 2015-2016 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) a financially underprivileged 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 academic year (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.