One-on-one tutoring for middle and high school students: homework help, test preparation, study skills, organizational strategies - at home or school - in math, science, and language arts.  Academic coaching by Stanford, Berkeley tutors.

Note From the Founder

Welcome to our Community of Learners! I started Tutorpedia because I wanted to make education more personal. When I taught high school math and science, I noticed that the best learning experiences happened when working one-on-one with students - when I could move at the student's pace, differentiate my teaching, and make the content relevant to the student's life. I began tutoring in order to provide more personalized learning experiences, and what I found was encouraging. With the support of a tutor, my students were able to build confidence, engage more with their classes, and enjoy the process of learning. Moreover, as they began to feel better about school, their grades improved as well. 

My vision with Tutorpedia, and our partner nonprofit, the Tutorpedia Foundation, is to be able to connect the best tutors and mentors to students who need extra support - to create a Community of Learners that engages students in real, relevant, and rigorous learning. I see Tutorpedia as a social enterprise to provide tutoring to all students and to help all students realize their full potential.

Thanks for choosing Tutorpedia for your academic needs.

Warmly,

Seth Linden, Founder and CEO

History

Seth Linden founded Tutorpedia at the end of 2005 after years of teaching, tutoring, and research in the field of primary and secondary education. Seth’s initial inspiration was to connect students with tutors more easily. “I found plenty of tutors, and plenty of students who needed and wanted tutoring, but not a very effective way of connecting the two. I hoped Tutorpedia would bridge this disparity in access by providing one resource where students could find exceptional tutors to meet any academic need they faced.”

In the summer of 2007, the state of California approved Tutorpedia's application to be a district-sponsored tutoring provider. In the following two years, Tutorpedia’s SES program provided over 4,400 hours of personalized tutoring to over 200 low-income students at under-performing schools for free, through the No Child Left Behind Act. This work represented Seth’s firm conviction to help students in need regardless of socioeconomic status.

In the summer of 2009, Tutorpedia expanded its repertoire of services and launched its first project-based workshops. That fall, after David Taus came on board as Tutorpedia’s Director of Operations and Education, Tutorpedia began to deliver free talks to schools and educational organizations on a variety of topics. It was at this time that the Tutorpedia Foundation was established in order to provide low income students with better and free access to high quality tutoring and other educational resources.

Tutorpedia now has over 60 exceptional tutors, offers over 30 enrichment and skills-based workshops, and delivers several talks on a variety of educational topics. Our tutors have worked with over 800 students in over 110 Bay Area schools, and we have no intention of slowing down. Even though we are growing in significant and exciting ways, we ground all our work in what is most important: the academic and intellectual success that students experience, bolstered by the relationships that they have built with their tutor.


Tutorpedia's Leadership Team

Seth Linden, MAT - Founding Director

Seth Linden, MAT - Founding Director

Seth Linden graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology, taught for a couple of years, and then went to Brown for a Master of Arts in Teaching (Secondary Education, Science). He has over 12 years of teaching and tutoring experience in both public and private schools, including two years at Sacred Heart Preparatory, one of the Bay Area's premier independent schools. Seth has taught SAT classes, helped students pass the HSPT and CAHSEE, and tutored all areas and levels of math and science.


David Taus, M.Ed. - Director of Education and Operations

David Taus, M.Ed. - Director of Education and Operations

David Taus has been teaching since the age of 14. He worked as a private tutor and mentor while in high school and college, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Psychology. David earned his Masters degree in Education and teaching credential at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He then spent several years teaching high school biology, psychology, chemistry, and physics in the Boston Public Schools and at charter schools in San Francisco. In addition to his work in education, David has co-authored a book about evolutionary psychology and plays guitar in a successful Bay Area rock band, Guella.

 

Emma Bundy - Director of Tutoring

Emma is a life-long learning enthusiast and Bay Area native who hails from Berkeley. Working as a camp counselor in Northern California at the Bar 717 Ranch, Emma developed an enthusiasm for working with youth, chopping wood, and educating kids about the outdoors. After graduating from Trinity College in Connecticut with a dual degree in Public Policy & Law and Spanish, she returned to the Bay Area. Emma worked for several years in the nonprofit sector, where she took note of the important issues education organizations are working to address on a daily basis. Fortunately this interest in education and in providing the best academic support for Bay Area students led her to Tutorpedia.