Friday, September 23, 2011

New Tutoring Offering: SAT & Study Skills Workshop

Starting in October, we'll be offering a special kind of tutoring focusing specifically on study skills for the SAT and for High School Prep.

For those seeking admission to competitive colleges, SAT performance can improve or diminish their chances of success. Through focused SAT tutoring, teens are provided with high-quality SAT preparation and general study skills to position them for success in taking SATs. They learn how to become more desirable candidates for admission to the school(s) of their choice plus study skills to help them succeed throughout high school, college and beyond.

The High School Prep tutoring will provide middle school students with hands-on practice to prepare them for high school applications. They'll learn essential skills for succeeding in middle school classes and putting together an effective application for competitive high schools.

This specialized tutoring can be one-on-one or conducted in small groups of two to three students. To sign up, contact us!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Deal o’ the month: 15% off packages purchased in September

Happy September, parents! You still have a few weeks left to catch our monthly promotion: 15% off all tutoring packages purchased by Sept 30! Package hours don’t expire, and can be used for any combination of subjects and tutors, shared between siblings, or even transferred to friends or donated to Foundation students. The deal ends Sept 30, so if you're thinking about signing up for tutoring this year, now's a great time to start! Just give us a call.

(See our pricing page for standard rates and packages...then subtract 15%!)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back To School FUNraiser October 5th!

Educating Kids Has Never Sounded So Good!

Our Back to School FUNraiser event is going down on October 5 at CAFE DU NORD in San Francisco. This classic SF music venue has a full bar and serves food, plus a big back room to hang, schmooze, and check out our auction items.

We have an awesome line-up that includes Spoken Word by DRE from Youth Speaks, Music Performance by NADINE, and Local Bands GUELLA and ANTIOQUA, plus a LIVE auction and raffle with tons of cool stuff... all this for just a $10 door entry! All proceeds go directly to benefit free 1-1 tutoring for low-income Bay Area students.
Benefit Schedule:

7:30 Doors
8:00 Spoken Word by Dre from Youth Speaks
8:15 Music Performance by Nadine
8:45 Live Auction
9:30 Guella
10:30 Raffle
10:45 Antioquia

For more information about the Tutorpedia Foundation, visit Sign up for tickets at

You can check out our featured bands for the night:

The Tutorpedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in San Francisco. Our mission is to provide high-quality, personalized tutoring and related education services to low-income students in the Bay Area, at no cost to the student or their family. In the long term, we are helping to close the achievement gap, improve graduation rates, and prepare more young people for college and beyond.

Updated Auction Items:
  • Napa excursion to Frog's Leap, Robert Mondavi, and Round Pond vineyards (includes tour, tasting, and bottle of wine from each vineyard!)
  • 6-month VIP World's Gym membership
  • Goat Hill Pizza (large pizza)
  • The Ramp (lunch for two)
  • "Exquisite facial treatment" from Le Sanctuaire
  • $100 to sports basement
  • $50 arch drafting supplies
  • Free laundry for a month from Laundry Locker
  • 4 tickets to legion of honor
  • 4 tickets to academy of sciences
  • 2 tickets to A.C.T
  • 4 tickets to Oakland A's
  • 6 bottles Sonoma Coast wine
  • Palm Pre
  • Photography session by Emily Payne
  • Canvas photo by Tutorpedia's Founder, Seth Linden
Grand Prize Raffle:
  • Weekend Getaway in Mendocino!
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Event managed and produced by LeConcierge SF. Publicity by i4-d.
Sponsored by Jones Day, Citibank, and DZH Phillips.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tutorpedia in the Community

In case you missed it, Tutorpedia was featured in the August issue of the Potrero View-- a local paper highlighting our local business and our work with Bay Area students. Read the article here!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A+ for Fresno County School Superintendent

We at Tutorpedia believe in relationships as the core of academic success, in part because when students have a personal relationship with their teachers and tutors, they are more personally invested in learning and participating in their school community. In addition, we believe that educators can be important role models for their students. Young people may not always seem to be paying attention, but they really are sponges and often learn more from watching the example set by adults in their lives than they do by listening to their words.

That’s why today we applaud Fresno County Superintendent Larry Powell, who at 63 years old has given up $800,000 of his own salary over the next 3 years to free up that money for the school district. Here’s someone who is really invested in his community and looking for ways to support the learning of all the students in his district. What a great example to set for young people!


(photo courtesy of chicago sun times)