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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.

History

HISTORY

After teaching and tutoring in both public and private schools for a combined 40 years, educators Seth Linden and David Taus knew that the most effective way to increase student achievement was through one-on-one academic support.

Seth founded Tutorpedia, Inc. in 2005 and after four years of experience running the private company, Seth wanted to increase the reach of its tutoring services to those who could not otherwise afford it. Together, Seth and David co-founded Tutorpedia Foundation in 2009, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing free, high-quality tutoring to low-income students. Tutorpedia Foundation launched with Tutorpedia, Inc.’s support from the federal government to provide Supplemental Educational Services to underperforming students at Title I schools, as a provision of the No Child Left Behind Act. Since 2007, in collaboration with schools and community organizations, Tutorpedia, Inc. and Tutorpedia Foundation have provided more than 10,000 hours of tutoring to 580 low-income and underperforming Bay Area students at no cost to the students or their families.

Seth Linden, Mark Leno & David Taus

Tutorpedia Foundation’s commitment to building capacity and creating impact is demonstrated by its marked increase in enrollment: since launching in 2009 with 5 students served, Tutorpedia Foundation increased enrollment 18-fold to serve 90 students during the 2012-2013 school year. In recognition of its approach to personalizing education, California State Senator Mark Leno presented Tutorpedia Foundation with recognition from the California State Senate in 2010 and 2013.

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