Learn To Be is a 501c.3 non-profit organization that brings 1-on-1, online tutoring to underserved youth around the nation.
To empower underserved communities long after they've left our program and to expand perspectives of those who helped them.
We host our first tutoring session: a tutor in New York with a fifth grader in LA.
We are one of the first non-profits to host a PSA on Hulu. Our first model is born with on-demand tutoring.
University chapters start popping up around the United States, serving as a hub to recruit tutors.
We partner with 22 different after-school programs. Our first business model is born by charging schools for tutoring.
We completely re-design the Learn To Be website (shout out to Charles and Amin!).
We move away from school partnerships and focus on partnering with other like-minded education non-profits.
We introduce our newest (and current) business model: direct services to families.
Working with families makes it easier to collect data. And as you'll see below, we've seen exam scores increase nearly 20% and almost an entire grade level improvement for students.
With a team of only 5 volunteer staff members, we automated the process of connecting over 1775 families with tutors.
We ask families if they're able to contribute a small monthly fee for tutoring. 25% of them are able to, which has led us to profitability.
Parents, guardians or teachers fill out our enrollment form on behalf of a student.
After vetting the enrollment form, we generate profiles for accepted students and broadcast their need to our tutors.
After a tutor matches with a student, they work out a schedule via email and meet 1-2 times per week in our online classroom.
We work with a few organizations that serve refugees, foster youth and homeless youth. These organizations send students in need of support our way and we broadcast their need to our tutors.
Below is a graph of the circumstances reported by families in the enrollment form.
TOTAL FAMILIES SERVED
CURRENT FAMILIES WE'RE SERVING
Below is a graph showing student satisfaction with our tutoring services.
Data is from a post-session survey ranking the tutoring session from 0-10. Students rate based on how helpful their tutor was and how much they learned. 10 represents a great session.
Below is a breakdown of subjects taught by our tutors, based on students' requests.
Note that reading includes english, literature, history and other humanities topics. Science includes biology, physics, chemistry, etc.
TUTORING SESSIONS HOSTED
HOURS OF TUTORING PROVIDED
Our primary metric for success is student performance in school, including improvements on exam scores and grades.
After every tutoring session, students are required to fill out a post-session survey. We ask about any updated exam scores or grade improvements attributed to Learn To Be. From this, we calculate average exam score and GPA increases.