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2 WHO WE ARE We are a collective of tutors, parents, students, community members, grass roots organizations and business leaders with a shared desire to invest in the future prosperity of the San Francisco Bay Area through the facilitation of student academic development, parent empowerment and quality extended learning programs. OUR MISSION Our mission is to develop an academic tutoring workforce, after school programs and parental empowerment services that will enable us to develop academic mindsets, life-long learners and make it possible for Bay Area students in grades K thru 12 to become the college graduates, community advocates, world leaders and global scholars of tomorrow. WHAT WE DO We recruit and train academic tutors, offering them access to tutor certification and numerous opportunities to master new techniques and methods. We strive to ensure students are not left behind. We provide parents and schools access to trained, trustworthy and culturally sensitive academic tutors. We empower parents through parent engagement workshops to become better advocates for their students. We create innovative project based programs to compliment public, private and home school academic instruction.

3 TUTORS At the Bay Area Tutoring Association, we take great pride in our tutors. They are the foundation of the Association and our greatest asset. When potential tutors come to us, we work with them to ensure that they have the content knowledge, communication skills and integrity needed to work as a private tutor. We see our tutors as academic coaches because they care deeply about people, they have high personal standards and ambitions, they are perceptive, intuitive and curious, they are not afraid to try new things and they have a great desire to help. We offer three levels of Tutor Certification so that our tutors can improve in the craft and become true experts in their respective areas of expertise and beyond. We validate general academic ability and offer additional subject matter competencies to ensure student results, parent and program satisfaction. We conduct livescan background checks and secure TB test results for on campus opportunities. We engage our tutors with real-life tutoring experiences to give back to community, master new techniques and methods. STUDENTS From Kindergarten thru College into twilight years, we work with students of all ages and all academic levels. We offer specialized programs for GATE and accelerated learners, project based STEM education extended learning enrichment programs. We strive to erase the achievement gap by providing various levels of service, including trained, competent academic coaching resources to schools and school districts. For mature students we provide refresher services and business education. We have experience with all subjects, including academic and business Math, Science, English, Language Arts and Foreign Language. We help students with AP and IB Courses, as well as test prep for CAHSEE, ISEE, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP and IB. We offer one on one tutoring sessions, as well as small and larger group sessions. PARENTS We make a point to provide our parents with the support and the tools they need to keep up the momentum at home. We provide a monthly newsletter featuring academic tips, monthly tutoring specials and scholarship opportunities. We also offer parent workshops and webinars throughout the year. These sessions are designed to guide and support home learning activities and give parents the confidence to empower their students academically. Additionally, we proudly offer parents and students our Academic Advantage Program. We assign parents/ students with an Academic Success Manager whose role is to help the parent/student achieve the best possible

4 school experience by helping them navigate the school system, communicate with teachers, understand academic requirements and develop a road map for graduation, college and life beyond school. Parents with gifted or special needs students are also eligible to participate in this program. Our Academic Advantage Program includes: Native Language Speaker - Academic Success Manager to help parents and students map and track academic progress and program of study Parent and Student Workshops (Academic Success, Test Prep, Parent/Student/Teacher Communication Future is Now Planning - College and Career exploration Discount Tutoring Services THE COMMUNITY (VOLUNTEER) The Bay Area Tutoring Association has a number of programs for individuals interested in academic community service. We have collaborative relationships with a number of private organizations, foundations, school districts, social service agencies and after school programs throughout the Bay Area who are in need of passionate caring individuals. We are looking for socially conscious people to join our team and become active participants in our programs. The need is great and we are the place you can share your talents to make a difference. PARTNERS The Bay Area Tutoring Association welcomes strategic partnerships with other non-profit organizations, foundations, and companies that already have or desire to have educational initiatives or goals. We offer our partners a number of services to ensure that our common goals are met. We can expand your business education initiatives, help you add or expand tutorial services to your existing programs, develop training programs for your employees as tutor volunteers to maximize your companies impact in the community and local classroom. EDUCATORS We collaborate with school leadership and teachers to deliver culturally relevant, comprehensive intervention and enrichment programs tailored to the school vision and areas of need. We provide on campus academic support services any time of day with fresh energy and different types of resources to academically tutor, mentor and engage students for the development of the skills they will need to be successful. We help you customize programs or camps for Common Core prep, Math intervention, ELA intervention, Kinder-First grade intervention and enrichment and more. Our programs are designed to increase student focus and classroom participation, decrease the rate of students falling behind in their class work, enhance academic productivity and proficiency at current grade level, prepare students for the Common Core standards and ready them for the next grade.

5 Elementary School Students Middle School Students High School Students Student Athletes GATE & STEM Students (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Home School Students

6 CONTACT Chris Norwood South bay (408) East bay, Peninsula & San Francisco (510) Serving San Francisco Bay Area Counties

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