The Aspire Approach: Educational Mentorship

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Over the next 5 to 15 years, careers will change A LOT in our world. Students should be equipped with the tools to be confident, active learners who can adapt as the world changes around them.

While most tutoring puts students in the passenger seat, the Aspire approach is just the opposite. Through a team of tutors stocked with content expertise and emotional intelligence, our students are asked questions that build on their prior knowledge and bring them to a stronger conceptual understanding of the material.  That 15-year Aspire approach not only leads to greater confidence and meaningfully better grades, but it empowers our students to be better prepared for the next phase of their educational careers.

Academic Tutoring

Our diverse team of specialists provides academic support in a wide range of subjects for students of all ages and learning levels; many are trained and experienced in working with ADD/ADHD, executive functioning issues, memory and processing challenges, and other learning differences. We empower students in all academic subjects, K-12, including early literacy, Spanish, French, and Latin."

K-8th Grade Academic Tutoring

$85 /hour
  • All subjects for students in kindergarten through 8th grade

9th-12th Grade Academic Tutoring

$90 /hour
  • All general academic courses for students in 9th-12th grade

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Recent Highlights in Academic Tutoring

Aspire tutor Eliza

Eliza empowered Eric to increase his Algebra grade from an F to a consistent A’s.

Aspire tutor Swami

Swami empowered empowered his students to raise their SAT scores by an average of 270 points in only two months!

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Test Prep

The Aspire difference is especially felt with Test Prep. Our team equips students with the test-taking strategies, time-management skills, and academic tools they need most. Our team will analyze your student’s initial ACT or SAT test to find exactly which concepts to prioritize in order to match you with the best tutor and maximize your score. Higher scores on the ACT and SAT can mean the difference between merely going to college and getting into that dream university. Our students typically improve between 100 and 250 points on the SAT and 3 to 6 points on the ACT. Just this past summer, Diya increased her SAT score from an 820 to a 1320!

ISEE, SSAT or HSPT

$100 /hour
  • Test preparation tutoring for high school entrance exams
  • Sessions are typically 1-1½ hours long

AP
Subjects

$110 /hour
  • All AP subject content and exam prep for AP tests

SAT & ACT
Prep

$120 /hour
  • Includes complementary test prep consult
  • Sessions are 1½ hours

Scholarships

We award tutoring scholarships on a sliding fee scale based on financial need. For families interested in scholarships for one-on-one tutoring, please fill out the form below to see if you qualify. For the first semester, we award scholarships in August; for the second semester, scholarships are awarded in December; summer session awardees receive their scholarships in May.

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Will I qualify for a scholarship?
Fill out our inquiry form to see if you qualify for a scholarship. If you do, we will invite you to apply and tell you next steps.

Meet Our Tutors

Aspire tutor Diana Ta

Diana Ta

Diana has a Bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University. She has more than six years of teaching and tutoring experience in Math and English, and is passionate about helping others excel academically.

Aspire tutor Jennifer Vu

Jennifer Vu

Jennifer graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. As a tutor with the Aspire Education Project, she hopes to continue working with underserved communities and promote access to educational resources to students from underrepresented communities.

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