Learn To Be is a non-profit bringing free, 1-on-1, online tutoring to underserved students across the United States.

We want to live in a world where all kids have access to a great education.

About Us

We've been around since 2008 and since then, our volunteer tutors have helped students from low-income households and foster organizations excel in subjects ranging from basic math and reading comprehension to chemistry and precalculus.
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Why Learn To Be

We don't think money shouldn't dictate access to education.

We want to live in a world where all kids have access to a great education — not just those whose families can afford one.

1 student. 1 tutor.

Work with the same tutor every week, for 6 months or for 6 years!

100% online

No need to travel anywhere. All of our sessions are hosted online.

Since 2008

We've been doing this for a long time and we've learned a lot along the way.

What Families Are Saying

A sample of voices from the Learn To Be community
"Our tutor motivates Blake and he looks forward to his tutoring session. She is very patient and explains things in a manner he understands."
8th Grade Math Student
"My tutor was absolutely amazing with my daughter! She was so patient with her! My daughter is always excited about her next session."
1st Grade Reading Student
"Our tutor seems to have been able to quickly build a good rapport with Cameron. I was worried that Cameron might be resistant to tutoring on the weekend, but those concerns were unnecessary. In fact, Cameron's face lights up when he hears that he will have tutoring this weekend. I think he looks forward to the sessions!"
2nd Grade Reading Student
"I love seeing the interaction between the student and the teacher and the way the tutor explains materials to the student that makes easy to understand. Giving enough time to the student to solve a math problem on its own instead of rushing and giving the answer."
Student Parent
4th Grade Math Student
"My tutor was amazing and super kind as well as a great teacher! The best teacher I've had in math honestly. I got everything she explained and learned a lot."
11th Grade Algebra Student
"Faith stated she finally feels like she understood the math they were working on. Working with her tutor one on one really helped her!"
6th Grade Math Student
"Our tutor has enabled Elizabeth to have more confidence in school. We are now hearing from teachers that she is more engaged and is putting forth more effort to stay on top of her studies. She truly enjoys the tutoring sessions and has said nothing but great things!"
7th Grade Math Student


Online Tutoring Since 2008

We exist to make the lives of undeserved kids easier, their opportunities greater, and their dreams bigger.
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Our Team

Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of diverse, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work.
Chief Barketing Officer
Jossen Jesalva
Community Support Lead
Omkar Joshi
Senior Software Engineer
Emily Darcy
Senior Program Coordinator
Stephen Chen
Neeraj Kapoor
Co-Founder/Executive Director
Ali Philbrick
Director Of Operations