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OUR MISSION

is to make education more personal for
under-resourced Bay Area middle and high
school students through professional tutoring
and targeted academic support.

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WE BELIEVE THAT ONE
SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL

We personalize experiences for
each student, tutor, and program partner.

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WE BELIEVE IN
COLLABORATIVE
RELATIONSHIPS

It takes a collective effort to educate
and prepare students for success
in college and beyond. Each February
we host an annual conversation on
personalizing education for the community.

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WE BELIEVE IN
LIFELONG LEARNING

We advocate for continuous growth
inside and outside the classroom.
Our tutors provide academic support
that is real, relevant, and rigorous.

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WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE

We hire great tutors with specific
content knowledge and teaching
expertise and support them as
they work directly with students.

Board of Directors

MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Mindy Rogers, MBA, Chair
Board Trustee, Sacred Heart Schools

Mindy Rogers began her career at Bain & Company. She later joined Wells Fargo Bank, where she held a variety of managerial positions in banking operations including Vice President and District Manager of Northern California check processing, a 24/7 operation with over 300 employees and an $11 million budget. After leaving Wells Fargo, she became a consultant to the bank on a range of issues, including merger integration support, cost reduction, operational management, marketing, and new product launches. At Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, Mindy served in a variety of volunteer capacities, including nine years as a member of the Board of Trustees. For four years she chaired the Board, where she led a strategic planning process, worked with the administration to implement numerous key initiatives and launch a $95 million capital campaign, led a search for a new head of school, and worked to improve governance and financial reporting. Currently, serves on the boards of Stanford New Schools, Stanford School of Education, CollegeSpring, Sophie’s Scholars, and Tutorpedia Foundation. She also serves on the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Quality, Service and Safety Committee. Mindy earned her B.A. in Economics, with Honors and Distinction, and her M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mindy serves as co-chair for the Stanford Parents Advisory Board. She and Jesse are the parents of three children.

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Richard Shell, JD, Treasurer & Secretary
Partner, Arcadia Vineyard Advisors

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Seth Linden, MAT, President
Cofounder & Executive Director, Tutorpedia Foundation

Seth is an educator, teacher, and entrepreneur. He is founder & CEO of Tutorpedia, Inc. and co-founder of Tutorpedia Foundation, providing 1-1 tutoring and mentoring to K-12 students. Prior to Tutorpedia, Seth taught and tutored math, science, and SAT prep for 20 years at Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton), Lionel Wilson Prep (Oakland), and The Met (Providence, RI). Seth is a licensed bartender and seasoned artist, he is an avid traveler, a new parent, a photo-hobbyist, and a lifelong learner himself. He received his Bachelors degree from Stanford University and Masters of Arts in Teaching from Brown University.

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Jason Medal Katz, Advisory Board Chair
Gallery Curator & Director of Brand Experience, Autodesk

Jason Medal-Katz is the Gallery Curator and Director, Brand Experience at Autodesk. In this role, he supervises brand programs worldwide as well as exhibits and programs at the Autodesk Gallery, a design and engineering museum in downtown San Francisco. Since joining Autodesk in 1998, Jason has held positions in sales, marketing, and technical roles. Before joining Autodesk, he practiced architecture and worked as a CAD manager. Previous employers include Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Group 4 Architects, and The Shorenstein Company. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.

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David Taus, M.Ed, Vice President ex-officio
Cofounder and Director of Programs, Tutorpedia Foundation

David has been teaching since the age of 14. He worked as a private tutor and mentor while in high school and college, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Psychology. David earned his Masters degree in Education and teaching credential at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He then spent several years teaching high school biology, psychology, chemistry, and physics in the Boston Public Schools and at charter schools in San Francisco. In addition to his work in education, David has co-authored a book about evolutionary psychology and played guitar in a successful Bay Area rock band, Guella. David is co-founder and Program Director for Tutorpedia Foundation, and Director of Education for Tutorpedia, Inc.

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Norman Fassler-Katz
Policy Consultant, California Senate

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Daniel Kaufman, JD
Cofounder, One Percent Foundation

Daniel is co-founder & Chief Strategic Officer of Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. In 2006, Daniel co-founded the One Percent Foundation (OPF), an organization building a broad-based movement of next generation philanthropists (ages 18-39) by making giving accessible, engaging, and meaningful. The One Percent Foundation’s work has been featured in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. Prior to working for OPF, Daniel served as the General Counsel and Director of Governmental Affairs at Revolution Prep LLC, an educational services and products company. In addition to his day-to-day legal duties, he worked with major foundations and education nonprofits to provide the company’s services to underserved student populations. Daniel joined Revolution Prep after working in San Francisco as an associate at Heller Ehrman LLP, where he litigated numerous pro bono cases on behalf of the urban poor and immigrants and was actively involved in major impact civil rights litigation. Formerly, Daniel worked as a Project Manager at the Interfaith Alliance in Washington, DC and as an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, covering issues including international aid, economic justice, access to quality education, civil rights, and election reform. Daniel serves on the Council on Foundation’s Next Generation Task Force, the Advisory Boards of the Fast Forward Fund and the Sacramento Generosity Project, and on the Board of SafeGround Sacramento. Daniel is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA School of Law. He lives in Sacramento with his wife Talia, daughter Mia, and son Eli.

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Sher Amos-Grosser
Communications Advisor, My New Red Shoes

Sher is a youth-centric and education philanthropist. It was during her student-teaching semester in downtown Los Angeles that Sher was compelled to support students having to overcome challenging situations, and since 1990, she has worked in the nonprofit sector volunteering as a mentor to at-risk youth, basketball and volleyball coach to inner-city middle- and high-school athletes, and tutor to K-6 low-income students. Briefly during the infectious internet boom in Silicon Valley, Sher was a client relations marketing manager and admin at Quadramed, @Home Networks and Sutter Hill Ventures. She quickly returned to her true passion – serving local youth and education through foundations that funded much needed resources in public schools and sitting on school boards. Most recently, she was a marketing-communications advisor and program manager at My New Red Shoes, a nonprofit that provides brand new shoes and clothing to homeless children in the Bay Area so that they may be more prepared for their first day of school. Along with Tutorpedia Foundation, Sher is a board member at the Child Care Coordinating Council, an early education and early care resource and referral service for San Mateo County.Sher earned a bachelor’s degree in education with a teaching credential, master’s degree in psychology, and is presently working on a master’s degree in public administration with a nonprofit emphasis through the University of Southern California. With this current endeavor, Sher hopes to further understand multi-issue student and child advocacy.Sher resides in the Bay Area with her husband and children, and on many weekends you can find them playing “family badminton” tucked in a corner court laughing at the quirks in their game.

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Sinclair Wu, MS
VP of Product, CareerKick

An avid traveler, edtech enthusiast, and nonprofit leader, Sinclair is a product and program management executive with over 15 years of experience at companies including Accenture, eBay, Google, and VMware. Sinclair has also worked at multiple startups, including CareerKick, a career networking platform that helps people pay it forward. An active volunteer with several organizations in the College Success Network, Sinclair teaches SAT classes for underserved youth and creates activities that animate and inspire. A fan of ragtime, Sinclair can play the piano with his eyes closed, though you might have to cover your ears while listening.

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