Our tutors are students, too! Our high-school volunteers help in exchange for service credits from their schools. Our SAT prep tutors are college students, who receive a small stipend (aka, a gift card to a local business of their choice!) in return for their time and expertise. We are committed to making all members of our community feel their value from studying hard with us!
The Study Hard Project aims to benefit the tutors and the tutored, increasing academic confidence and performance for all involved. In-person sessions are supervised by adults (retired teachers, moms and dads). During Covid-19, all of our sessions are on Zoom.
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Over the past couple of years, we’ve helped hundreds of students in-person (pre-covid) and, now, online with one-on-one tutoring and homework help. Sign up and help us get to 500!
We have 35 High School Students who show up to make our community great week-in and week-out, and we’re super-grateful for their service. Don’t be shy; Join us!
Each Sunday we shine our social media spotlight on someone in our community who has used their gifts to make our week special.
We completed our first SAT Prep class in December. Our students took a deep-dive into EBRW, Math and Writing for 10 weeks consecutive weeks from September through December.
Dr. Jill Kasper, Pediatrician, and Dr. David Palmiter, Psychologist, taught us how to safely socialize in the midst of a pandemic and how to decrease test anxiety. Our attendees gave both Saturday seminars rave reviews!
When schools were closed last spring, students in our community couldn’t rely on the lunch programs in their schools. So, we made 100 lunches a week for five weeks to help our friends at United Neighborhood Centers.
We read and learned about racism and the racial divide in our country. Even more, we learned how to unpack our own bias and do our part to be anti-racism advocates.
To make this Halloween not feel as different as it was for the families that benefit from the programs at the Catherine McAuley Center, our tutors did a Halloween Costume drive in their high schools. We delivered costumes to kids in need.
We “adopted” a family of 6 from the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program. Yep! Our community bought everything on this families’ list for Santa (and then some!), and it really made our season bright.
We partnered with Cards that Care to share all the love with people who live in nursing homes and can’t have visitors due to Covid-19.
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We offer middle and high school students one-one-one tutoring and homework help in a stress-free, no judgement zone, where we all benefit from studying hard together.
One of the best things about studying is the breaks! To foster the most well-rounded students, we have a bunch of clubs including a seasonal book club, a self-care club, a creativity club and a community service club allows us to feel our value today.
For students interested in college, we cover the college application process and beyond. From SAT Test Prep to College essays, our college student volunteers are here to pace and lead our High School Juniors and Seniors.