About Learn To Be

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Learn To Be is a nonprofit bringing free, 1-on-1 online tutoring to kids from under-resourced communities. Since 2012, our volunteer tutors have helped more than 7,803 students from low-income households and foster organizations excel in subjects ranging from basic math and reading comprehension to chemistry and precalculus.

We work with 279 partners across the United States

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Given the enormous need, we are thrilled to see more emerging companies providing free tutoring, but we believe our service stands apart in several significant ways:

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SESSIONS ARE 100% ONLINE

Geography or lack of transportation aren’t barriers to receiving support.

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ALL KIDS RECEIVE 1-ON-1 SUPPORT

Studies show that tutoring is more effective in private sessions than in groups.

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EVERY STUDENT HAS A DEDICATED TUTOR

We believe that consistent, positive relationships have the power to change lives!

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LEARNING ISN’T TIME-CONSTRAINED

Students receive support for as long as it takes for them to meet their academic goals.

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SESSIONS ARE ALWAYS LIVE

Unlike platforms that use pre-recorded videos, our sessions are always live.

NEAR-PEER TUTORING ACCELERATES LEARNING
NEAR-PEER TUTORING ACCELERATES LEARNING

Studies show that near-peer tutoring helps struggling students to learn faster.

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178,930

Sessions Started
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130,648
Hours Tutored
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7,803
Students Supported

Our Team

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Emily Martines

Program Coordinator

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Stephen Chen

Co-Founder

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Neeraj Kapoor

Co-Founder / Executive Director

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Ali Philbrick

Operations Manager

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Ashley Elias

Senior Program Coordinator

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Elisa McGuire

Grant Writer

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Juliet Patino

Recruitment & Partnership Coordinator

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Dan Solt

Product Growth Lead

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Shawn Jolly

Product/Growth

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Michael Berk

Data Science

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Caitriona Tilden

Mental Health Consultant

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Tiffany Shi

VP of Growth and Product ShopShop

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Stephen Chen

Co-Founder Learn To Be | CEO Scanwell Health

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Smita Patil

Law Associate Reed Smith

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Ling Koh

Head of Quality BD

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Earl Dos Santos

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Greg Zumas

Founder/CEO Study Point

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Nolan Mascarenhas

2023 Junior Board Member

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Samantha Golish

2023 Junior Board Member

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Kayleigh Flaks

2023 Junior Board Member

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Arian Hung

2023 Junior Board Member

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Aditya Singirikonda

2023 Junior Board Member

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