Good Tutors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes and encourage a love of learning for students in underserved communities by providing free 1:1 tutoring, tailored to cultivate each student's individual academic, social and emotional growth as well as their artistic and intellectual interests.
What We Do
We provide free 1:1 virtual tutors to underserved students in the Los Angeles area. Our program supplements students' school-based learning. Volunteers help students with homework and language support, host group book clubs, and explore the arts. All tutors are background checked through Megan's Law, and tutoring takes place via Zoom. An empathetic heart, reliability, and subject proficiency are the principal requirements that we look for in our tutors.
Good Tutors succeeds because we take the time to get to know each tutor, student and family. What differentiates Good Tutors from other tutoring programs is that we ask each student "What do you wish you could learn?" In addition to tutoring the core subjects, we figure out what makes each child tick. Our tutors are thoughtfully matched to fit the academic, social and emotional needs as well as the desires of each student to inspire a love of learning.
With over 60,000 volunteer tutoring hours to-date, Good Tutors currently serves 600 students per week within an equivalent number of volunteer tutors. Our goal is to scale our program until 100% of PreK-12 students living below the poverty line in L.A. county have access to volunteer tutors and college guidance. We will improve ELA proficiency, college matriculation, volunteerism, and social and emotional support. Tutoring will make college a reality for students who never thought it was possible.
The academic pandemic will not be solved by a vaccine alone.
The cure is volunteer tutors that inspire and motivate students to succeed!
MEET SOME OF OUR 700+ TUTORS
Hello! I’m a Tutor with Good Tutors. I am working with, a 7th grade student. The student is a stellar math and science student who struggles with reading.
We have dedicated multiple hours together a week to reading The Phantom Tollbooth together. We also enjoy playing hangman over zoom during our sessions.
I’m excited to continue working with my student!
I live with my parents, my little sister, and my 4-year old German shepherd in Los Angeles. I participate in my school’s competitive orchestra as well as the varsity basketball team.
Being part of the Good Tutors program has been a special and fulfilling experience. Like many of the tutors in the program, I have been with the same kids my entire time, and formed a personal connection with them. My favorite part of the program is the opportunity to help students achieve their potential in the broader community outside of my school.