Tutor Training Fellowship Program Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Elevate Tutoring’s Tutor Fellowship Program! Please 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 [email protected]

Overview of the Elevate Tutoring Fellowship

The Elevate Tutoring Fellowship Program provides funding, training, and support to college students, our Tutor Fellows, while also providing free STEM tutoring at our partner sites in the community. Tutor Fellows will improve their understanding of learning psychology, communication skills, and mentoring techniques. The program also provides Tutor Fellows with access to professional development opportunities, academic and financial aid counseling, and free, confidential mental health services.

Fellowship Details

Students accepted into the program will receive a $7,000 scholarship and will work to develop and improve their tutoring skills throughout their time in the program. Tutor Fellows will also gain access to our professional and personal development resources. Tutor Fellows will have the unique opportunity to be a mentor and role model for in-need middle and high school students.

Tutor Fellows receive funds through their school’s financial aid department. Funds can be requested as they are accrued. All funds must be used for educational purposes (housing, food, etc. are included).

  • Students accepted to the program will:
    • Earn a $7,000 scholarship
    • Complete 60 hours of tutor training & professional development
    • Provide 150 hours of free STEM tutoring

You are eligible if you:

  • Are enrolled in an undergraduate program with a graduation date of May 2022 or later.
  • Are able to attend training and tutoring during the school year in the South Bay Area (in San Jose or Santa Clara).
  • Have significant financial need that is not currently met by financial aid.
  • Are able to commit to 6 hours per week or more of tutoring/training during the academic year, including some evenings.
  • Have strong social-emotional skills.
  • Have a passion for giving back to your community.

You are ineligible if you:

  • You are not a first-generation college student.
  • You are graduating prior to December 2022.
  • You live outside of the South Bay Area.
  • Your family’s income is above the median income of Santa Clara County.

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

Application Dates & Deadlines

While you can apply at any time, there are two main application deadlines (exact dates are determined a few weeks before each cycle and listed below). Application deadlines will be followed by interviews, reference checks, and selections. Selected Fall candidates will start training in August while selected Spring candidates will start training in January. Applicants who apply after the deadline for the current cycle will not be considered until the following application cycle.

Fall Dates
Spring/Summer Dates
Application deadlineOct. 27TBD
Applicants will receive an email to tell them whether they have advanced to the interview stage of the application processNov. 1TBD
Due date for interviewees to confirm availability and interview scheduleNov. 3TBD
Interviews heldNov. 4-12TBD
Selections Mademid Nov.TBD
Training beginslate Nov.TBD
Tutoring begins and training continuesJanuaryTBD