Founded in 2013, Smart Kids, Inc. is a public 501(c)3 that provides free 1:1 tutoring/mentoring, health and nutritional education, S.T.E.A.M. activities services to students that are failing one subject through the Tutor Me Program. We primarily serve free access this program to the undeserved students that are from low-to-moderate income (LMI) families/demographic communities.
Over the years, we have successfully helped many students out succeed academically through this program. Previously, we have partnered with and implemented this program at Urban Impact Center (St. Louis City - Lincoln University), University City, Hazelwood, and Jennings School Districts. In addition, we can not do this without our dedicated tutors from our partnerships with Saint Louis University, University Missouri of St. Louis, and Webster University.
As an educational nonprofit, we are dedicated to the success of the undeserved students that are need services first hand. One successful long term goals is to partner with more school districts to implement the Tutor Me Program each year.
We are excited to begin our partnership with KIPP Wisdom Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Future testimonies to come.
Q: When does the Tutor Me Program take place?
A: The Tutor Me Program takes place September - May of each school year.
Q: Will my child receive their own tutor and how long are the sessions?
A: Yes, your child will be paired up with their own personal tutor and each session is 60 minutes long. Your child will receive up to two sessions per week (120 minutes).
Q: What is ESSC?
A: ESSC is our Explore St. Louis Summer Camp where we provide campers the opportunity to explore different attractions, exhibits, events, and other vendors outside of their neighborhood.
Q. Will the Tutor Me Program cost me anything?
A. No, not at all. All tutoring services are free to those students that live and attend school in low-to-moderate income communities (proof of family income is required), family receives state assistance, and the student's school district receives more than 90% free or reduced lunch.
Q. Will my child always work with the same tutor for each scheduled tutoring session?
A. Yes, each student will be paired with a tutor that fits his/her academic needs.
Q. If I am unable to make it to a tutoring session, do I notify the office or contact the tutor directly?
A. Yes, all parents/guardians are required to attend an orientation session and all that important information will be given at that time.
Q. Are tutoring sessions available to my child using online platforms in a virtual setting?
A. Yes, since the COVID-19 pandemic started, virtual learning is available through many online platforms that are child friendly/accessible.
Smart Kids, Inc.
CEO/President, since 2013
School of Medicine
Vice President, since 2013
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Secretary, since 2019
Director of Grants, since 2019
Director of Fundraiser Committee, since 2013