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 August.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Fall Dates
Spring/Summer Dates
Application deadlineOct. 24TBD
Applicants will receive an email to tell them whether they have advanced to the interview stage of the application processOct. 29TBD
Due date for interviewees to confirm availability and interview scheduleNov. 1TBD
Interviews heldNov. 2-5TBD
Selections Mademid Nov.TBD
Training beginslate Nov.TBD
Tutoring begins and training continuesJanuaryTBD

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 year of college remaining (with a preference for 1.5+ years remaining)
  2. able to commit at least 6 hours per academic week through the end of the program (1-1.5 academic years)
  3. comfortable with math (at least to the level of Algebra) and/or science (General Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  4. lives close to Santa Clara/San Jose (training and tutoring sessions will be held in this area)

In addition, the ideal applicant is academically strong and is interested in teaching and giving back to the community. Students do not need to be math/science experts to apply as tutors are placed in their area of comfort. The training will focus on tutoring techniques, but will also provide a little 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.