Aspire Education Project dedicates itself to the academic excellence of students in the San Francisco Bay Area through building relationships, encouraging academic engagement, and empowering those we teach to educate others.

One-on-One Tutoring

Aspire is the Bay Area’s leader in thoughtful, effective tutoring by uniquely qualified educators.  For over 10 years, we’ve known that the relationship between student and tutor is the key to success, which is why Aspire places your child with the tutor best-suited to meet his or her learning style and needs.

We pride ourselves on getting the perfect match for each student.  Our tutors are not only experts in their tutoring subjects, but actively seek to build relationships with students and help them become lifelong learners.

Every tutoring relationship is guided to maximum effectiveness by our team of master educators and staff PhD Educational Psychologist.

Tutors train and specialize in a number of subjects, including:

  • All levels of math
  • Physics, Biology, & Chemistry
  • Reading & Writing
  • History
  • Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Latin)
  • Study skills, organization, and test-taking strategies
  • SAT II/SAT Subject Tests
  • Tutoring for AP & IB classes and tests
  • College applications and admission essays

How It Works

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A personalized match

We give you a 1-on-1 consultation to understand your needs.

We come to you

Tutoring takes place at the location of your choice.

Aspire's Programs

More than tutoring

One-on-One Tutoring

Nothing is better than one-on-one tutoring for improving grades and encouraging self-motivation. Our tutors are not only experts in their subjects, but also build relationships with students to help them find their motivation.

Let’s discuss your child’s needs, together.

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Test Prep

Aspire does more than teach these tests, we choose the right one and make it fit with school, sports, and life. We specialize in personalized test prep for HSPT/ISEE, SAT/ACT, and more. Our test-prep tutors are extensively trained to teach the whole test. On average, our students improve by
150 points on the SAT and 4 points on the ACT.

Contact us for a free in-home consultation to discuss your options.

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Community Reading Buddies

Community Reading Buddies is an early intervention literacy program that places teenage volunteer “Mentors” in East Bay child development centers to work with pre-K “Buddies” on pre-literacy and numeracy skills.

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Classes & Workshops

Aspire is a trusted partner in providing custom curriculum, test-prep classes, and after-school tutoring for local schools and organizations.   We help students prepare for the SAT, ACT, ISEE / HSPT, and Compass tests, and provide after-school tutoring in calculus, chemistry, writing, solar engineering, and more.

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First Graduate

Aspire Education Project created a custom 10-week ACT class for two groups of First Graduate students, juniors in high school who plan on being the first in their families to attend college. Over the span of the course students increased their ACT scores across all sections of the test. They applied new content knowledge and test-taking strategies to grow their confidence and abilities.
Partner since 2016


SHE-CAN works to equip and empower young women from post-conflict countries to become leaders who change their nations. These young women are passionate about attending a U.S. college or university but need guidance in the application process. In 2018, our instructor led tailored small-group video classes for scholars in Rwanda and Cambodia working on SAT and ACT prep. With Aspire’s support these dedicated scholars increased their SAT scores by an average of 125 points
Partner since 2015

Bentley School

Aspire tutors have worked on Bentley’s Upper School campus for more than a decade providing one on one academic support. This long history means that our tutors are very familiar with the challenges of the Bentley curriculum from Honors Chemistry to the toughest English Seminars. We are proud to be one of the only tutoring organizations that Bentley works with.
Partner since 2005

Met West High School

Aspire Education Project has partnered with Met West to support over ten SAT classes for Juniors in the past five years. In our most recent program, instructors met with students on campus during the school day twice a week to maximize attendance and accountability.
Partner since 2013

Head Royce School

Aspire Education Project works closely with Head Royce School to provide their students on tuition assistance with affordable one-on-one academic tutoring. Our tutors meet with students on campus during their free periods to provide support in all academic subjects. We are proud to be Head Royce School’s most recommended tutoring service.
Partner since 2006

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County equips girls to defy limitations and stereotypes, attend college, break the cycle of poverty, and move into a thriving future. Aspire Education Project works with the Girls Inc. middle school program to prepare students for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). Students who are applying to private parochial schools on academic and athletic scholarships take this test as part of their application process.
Partner since 2013

Lighthouse Community Charter School

Aspire’s SAT Class at Lighthouse Community Charter School was so popular, we added an additional instructor to ensure a low student to teacher ratio. This class featured two full length practice tests, proctored on campus, for students to practice applying strategies and concepts to the real test taking environment.
Partner since 2018

Rising Sun Energy Center

Rising Sun Energy Center has served the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Their Green Energy Training Services (GETS) program provides job training, case management, and job placement support to low-income adults who enter the program with barriers to successful employment. Participants pay nothing to participate and gain the skills they need to enter careers in construction and solar industries. Aspire Education Project connected with Rising Sun to create a holistic applied math for construction curriculum. We also provide math instructors for the applied math course that give participants the skills they need to pass trades tests and use math on the job.
Partner since 2017

One Treasure Island

One Treasure Island is a nonprofit focused on eliminating barriers for low-income or formerly homeless individuals and families. Aspire Education Project provides a tailored math course for the One TI Construction Jobs Program that focuses on measuring tape math skills necessary for all new construction workers.
Partner since 2018

San Francisco Conservation Corps

Aspire Education Project led the applied math course for SFCC’s Apprenticeship Readiness Construction Training Program. As part of the California Workforce Development Board, participants in this program go through a 4-week intensive training that prepares them for a career in the building trades. This class focused on measuring tape skills, geometry for construction, and algebra.
Partner since 2018

Oakland Public Library

Aspire Education Project works with the Oakland Public Library- Diamond Branch to offer drop in tutoring services free of charge for the community. This program ran on a small scale in the spring of 2018 and we are hopeful that we may be able to expand it in the future.
Partner since 2018