Serving Bay Area, CA

Tutor Training Scholarship Program Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the 2014-2015 Tutor Training Scholarship Program. Information about the program is below; however, the application process is now closed. If you have any questions or just heard about this opportunity and would like to request permission to submit a late application, please email apply@elevatetutoring.org.

Training Program Details

Overview: 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
  • * 60 hours of classroom training
  • * 150 hours of tutoring experience

2015-2016 Program and Application Timeline

4/23/2015 Application posted
5/10/2015, 11:59pm Application deadline
5/14/2015 Applicants will receive an email to tell them whether they have advanced to the interview stage of the application process
5/19/2015 Due date for interviewees to confirm availability and interview schedule
5/20-23/2015 Interviews held
5/29/2015 Interviewees will be notified as to whether they have been accepted into the 2014-2015 program
October 2015 (may be adjusted) Training begins
November 2015 (may be adjusted) Tutoring begins and training continues

Requirements and Ideal Attributes

Applicants must be:

  1. 1) a financially underprivileged college student with at least 1.5 years of college remaining
  2. 2) able to commit at least 6 hours/week from October 2015 until program hours are completed (ideally through the end of Fall 2016, flexible on a case-by-case basis)
  3. 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.