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Meet our founder, Ava

The Study Hard Project is                               to level the academic playing field for middle and high school students in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

on a mission

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.

About us

2020-2021 Academic Year · May 2021

Our report Card to Date

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Sessions

517

Study Sessions

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 1000! 

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Sessions

35

Tutors

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!

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Sessions

6

Club Leaders

We have 6 High School Students who help manage our clubs and share their time and friend groups with us all the time. 

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Sessions

14

Sunday Spotlight Features

Each Sunday we shine our social media spotlight on someone in our community who has used their gifts to make our week special. 

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Goals

24

Students

We completed two-10 session SAT Prep classes. Our students took a deep-dive into EBRW, Math and Writing for 10 weeks consecutive weeks from September through December & then, another group went March through May. 

5

Tutors

20

Classes

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Goals

2

College Application Webinars

Our students learned awesome tips for creating a stand-out college application.

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

3

Wellness Webinars

Dr. Jill Kasper, Pediatrician, taught us how to safely socialize in the midst of a pandemic. Dr. David Palmiter, Psychologist, gave us strategies to decrease test anxiety. Maria Wolfel, registered dietician, educated us on diet culture and gave tips on how to nourish our bodies. Our attendees gave all three Saturday seminars rave reviews!

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

500

Lunches

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. 

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

100

Halloween Costumes

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.

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

6

Family Members Given Christmas Gifts

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. 

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

100

100 Valentines for Elderly in Nursing Homes

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.  

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

1006

Boxes of Feminine Hygiene Products

We had a Period Product Drive (on my front porch!), joined forces with our friends at Spread Joy Scranton Prep and delivered massive amounts of pads and tampons to The Wright Center program for at-risk moms, The Catherine McAuley Center, and United Neighborhood Center after-school programs.   

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

$150

in Children’s Books by Black Women Authors

donated to Crafting Chronicles Book Fair at Osterhaut Free Library.

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

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. 

2

Books

Study Sessions

Tutors

Club Leaders

Sunday Spotlight

SAT Prep Classes

College Application Webinars

Self-Care Club

Community Service Club

Book Club

Study Breaks

1

Movie Night

We watched “Just Mercy” together online. It’s an awesome story with a bunch of important lessons for us all. 

2020-2021 Academic Year
May 2021

Our report Card to Date

Study Sessions

517

Study Sessions

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 1000! 

Study Sessions

35

Tutors

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!

Study Sessions

6

Club Leaders

We have 6 High School Students who help manage our clubs and share their time and friend groups with us all the time. 

Study Sessions

14

Sunday Spotlight Features

Each Sunday we shine our social media spotlight on someone in our community who has used their gifts to make our week special. 

Study Goals

20

SAT Prep Classes

We completed two-10 session SAT Prep classes. Our students took a deep-dive into EBRW, Math and Writing for 10 weeks consecutive weeks from September through December & then, another group went March through May. 

Study Goals

2

College Application Webinars

Our students learned awesome tips for creating a stand-out college application.

Study breaks

3

Wellness Webinars

Dr. Jill Kasper, Pediatrician, taught us how to safely socialize in the midst of a pandemic. Dr. David Palmiter, Psychologist, gave us strategies to decrease test anxiety. Maria Wolfel, registered dietician, educated us on diet culture and gave tips on how to nourish our bodies. Our attendees gave all three Saturday seminars rave reviews!

Study breaks

500

Lunches

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. 

Study breaks

100

Halloween Costumes

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 all of the costumes to kids in need.

Study breaks

6

Christmas Gifts

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. 

Study breaks

100

Valentines for Elderly in Nursing Homes

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.  

Study breaks

1006

Boxes of Feminine Hygiene Products

We had a Period Product Drive (on my front porch!), joined forces with our friends at Spread Joy Scranton Prep and delivered massive amounts of pads and tampons to The Wright Center program for at-risk moms, The Catherine McAuley Center, and United Neighborhood Center after-school programs.

Study breaks

$150

in Children’s Books by Black Women Authors

donated to Crafting Chronicles Book Fair at Osterhaut Free Library.

Study breaks

2

Books

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. 

Study breaks

1

Movie Night

We watched “Just Mercy” together online. It’s an awesome story with a bunch of important lessons for us all. 

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Study Sessions

Tutoring and Homework Help

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. 

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Study Breaks

After-School Clubs

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.

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Study Goals

College Prep

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.

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