Aspire Education Project

Dear families,

We are committed to continuing to support you and your students through this turbulent time. Because the health and well-being of our staff, students, and families are our highest priority, we have instructed and equipped all our specialists to tutor online with Zoom's whiteboard functionality. Please contact if you have any questions. If you need to reach us by phone, we are available between 8am and 6pm at 510-658-7500.


The Aspire Team

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Tests may be standardized, but your tutoring shouldn’t be.

For 15 years, Aspire has been empowering Bay Area students to get into their dream schools by helping them make dramatic improvements in the subjects they’ve struggled in. We’re able to do this, because with over 40 carefully selected and highly trained tutors, we connect you with a tutor with the expertise and emotional intelligence your child needs to thrive. Our diverse team offers transformative support in a wide range of subjects for students of all ages and learning levels.

While Aspire Education Project is the Bay Area’s leader in thoughtful, effective tutoring. we also provide equitable access to academic support through:
Our highly-qualified team of instructors provides customized support for groups of students in admissions test preparation and academic support. In the summers, we are bring the Community Reading Buddies Program (CRB) to Oakland Childhood Development Centers. CRB pairs high school mentors with preK-3rd grade students to practice literacy and social-emotional skills.
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Our Mission

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.

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Parent Perspective: 5th Grade Student

Both tutors my daughter saw were amazing. They were very different but both connected well with her. Jennifer was so calm it helped my daughter with the ISEE prep so she did well on the ISEE. And our second tutor challenged her to think for herself; her report card went from 3 to 4 in math.

Teacher Perspective: Community Reading Buddies

During the time spent with the Reading Buddies program our children were more engaged with literacy and now seem to spend more time in our library.

Parent Perspective: Test Prep Tutoring

Both of my children were preparing for the ACT as seniors and I was late looking for tutors to help them. Within about 6 weeks the Aspire tutor was able to help them improve their scores by 25%. I highly recommend Aspire for any youth studying for their ACT or SAT!

Mentor Perspective: Community Reading Buddies

My buddy started off very shy, he didn't seem to have a lot of interest in reading, he was mostly letting me do the reading for him. But as time went on he started to pick his own books, read more, read himself more rather than having me do all the reading, and he seemed to have a lot more passion about reading.

Tutor Perspective: High School

From the beginning, it was clear that Joseph’s reluctance to work stemmed from insecurity, not insolence. He had the capacity to succeed, he’d just never had the time or support to absorb these concepts at his own pace. Not only was I able to give him this time and support, I’ve also been able to fortify his confidence as we’ve worked together over the past couple of months.

Buddy Perspective: What do you like about your reading buddies?

My two reading buddies are the best reading buddies and they're like sisters to me and they treat me very well.

Success Story: From Parent to Sponsor

Katherine started with Aspire as a parent of two students at Head Royce School. After realizing the quality of our tutoring services, she began recommending us to other parents in her network and later decided to sponsor OUSD students for individual tutoring. Her contribution has ensured that more students of all backgrounds access the support they need to succeed.