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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We offer a $7,000 fellowship to first-generation college students, which they earn at an above minimum-wage rate for tutoring hours

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TRAINING & SUPPORT

We provide our Tutor Fellows with 60 hours of paid training, as well as multiple workshops and networking events each academic year

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FREE TUTORING

Local middle and high school students receive free STEM tutoring and near peer mentorship from our trained Tutor Fellows

Why STEM?

Elevate's mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, receive high-quality STEM education that empowers them to graduate college, and eventually enter the workforce, prepared to break the cycle of poverty.

 

Students with a more positive STEM attitude and greater technology self-efficacy are more likely to have higher expectations to attend college. SourceHuang, K-T., Cotten, S., Ball, C. (2015).

Only 30% of socioeconomically-disadvantaged students in Santa Clara County met math standards as of 2019, compared to 72% of privileged students. Source: Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments CAASPP

Some research shows that the level of academic achievement by 8th grade has a greater impact on college and career readiness than high school achievement. Source: ACT

Our Tutor Fellows look like their students

Children learn best from teachers who understand their lived experiences. Previous research suggests that there are academic benefits when students and teachers share the same race/ethnicity.

 

San Jose, CA is currently split, relatively evenly, among three race/ethnic groups: Asian or Pacific Islander, Latinx, and White at 36%, 32%, and 26%, respectively. Elevate Tutor Fellows are representative of their community, which has led to success in building rapport with tutees from the school sites they work with. As of Spring 2021, Elevate Tutor Fellows are 67.6% Latinx, 4.7% African American, 14.7% South-East Asian, 8.3% Asian, 3.2% Caucasian, and 1.4% other. Source: Bay Area Equity Atlas

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Our Pay-It-Forward Model

Our Tutor Fellows go through an initial 18 hours of "bootcamp" training which are led by Elevate trainers. Our Tutor Fellows are then placed in classrooms where it is most convenient for our students to receive tutoring. In the classroom, our Tutor Fellows act as mindset coaches, implementing the tools taught in training.



K-12 STUDENTS WE SERVE

 

 

 

At least 75% of the elementary, middle, and high school students we serve are receiving free or reduced lunch at our partner sites
Only 50% of Santa Clara County students were ready or conditionally ready for college-level math courses

Those impacted the most are our greatest advocates

How real people speak about Elevate Tutoring

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"It was the first time in a very long time that I felt proud of myself. This was my new beginning!"
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Christina

Tutor
In the process of pursuing higher education, I came across Elevate my sophomore year at San Jose State University. I was determined to be selected as a recipient so I can support my education as well as pay it forward by tutoring disadvantaged youth in math. Throughout my journey with Elevate, I have seen first-hand how important it is for these kids to have a consistent and genuinely caring role model be present in their lives to help them thrive academically.
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Peter

Tutor
“I plan to not only help students who are struggling academically, but also help them find the best ways that they can learn. I truly believe that each individual has a certain way that they learn best, and together we can work to find an individual’s best mode of learning.”
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Mauricio

Tutor
My main motivation is to help low-income students get to college like I was once helped to get here. I believe that anyone is capable of being successful if they try hard enough to do it.”
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Alondra

Tutor
Without the extra help I sought through tutoring, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
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Mother of a student receiving free tutoring

"I believe with ongoing tutoring [my son] will develop the problem solving skills he needs not only for geometry, but for other subjects as well. Thank you again.”
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DCP Coordinator

“Your tutors are the best... we'd like to fill as many classes as possible with Elevate tutors."



Support

For those who have, and those who will

Elevate began as a grassroot organization which has now received the recognition and support from the local philanthropic community.
Elevate is on a growth trajectory for impact in our community. How can you help increase that impact?

• Volunteering
• Events
• Individual donations
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Elevate tutoring is an all volunteer organization. You can see what has been accomplished so far, please consider donating your valuable time to the effort.
Email us at support@elevatetutoring.org

Specific Project Ideas:
Translating website into Spanish to increase accessibility of free tutoring.
Assist with the Annual Tutor Graduation
Provide graphic design services for events and marketing