BAY AREA TUTORING ASSOCIATION

The Strength of Community. The Power of Education

aka Bay Area Tutoring Association   |   Milpitas, CA   |  www.bayareatutor.org

Mission

Our mission is to develop an academic tutoring workforce, intervention and enrichment programs and services that will enable us to develop academic mindsets, create life-long learners and make it possible for Silicon Valley and S.F. Bay Area students in grades K thru 12 to become the college graduates, entrepreneurs, community advocates, world leaders and global scholars of tomorrow.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Christopher Norwood

Main address

510 Valley Way

Milpitas, CA 95035 USA

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EIN

32-0411828

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Code Writing For Kids

Children of Silicon Valley and S.F. Bay Area are born “digitally aware.” Their innate ability to easily decipher how to use a smart device, tablet, PDA or play video games is constantly on display, pushing the boundaries of the imagination and our daily use of technology to new heights.
Code Writing For Kids is a community based Computer Science initiative from the Bay Area Tutoring Association (501c3) designed to enhance learning capabilities and unlock the natural programmers and developers inside 21st Century children. Students will be introduced to one or more Silicon Valley programming languages HTML5, CSS, Java, Visual Basic, Python, C (Family), as well as the kid friendlier platforms such as Scratch. Tinker, Alice, Pygame and Gamestar Mechanic and GameMaker. Program types available are after school program, spring or summer camp and workshop.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents
Preteens

California, along with 44 other states, have adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Common Core State Standards is a U.S. education initiative with goals of increasing the academic ability, international competitiveness and technical workforce preparedness of American students nationwide.

Common Core State Standards significantly raise the academic bar in math, spoken English, grammar, literature, reading comprehension, science, social studies and history. Implementation strategies and desired results for Common Core State Standards are new to teachers, administrators, parents and students.

At a glance, students will be required to:
Independently use technology as a learning source.
Understand the why and how behind math problems.
Verbally explain the reason behind their answers (right or wrong)
Be computer literate (typing, internet research, develop presentations)
Work in isolation and cohesively with other students. Bay Area Tutoring Association prepares students for Common Core State Standards using collaborative communication between student and tutor, Socratic style tutoring and blended learning interaction. Program types available are after school program, spring or summer camp and workshop.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Preteens
Children

In response to COVID19, the digital divide and ever-widening opportunity gap with students of African ancestry in Silicon Valley. Our pilot program will host a cohort of eighty (1st - 12th grade) students of African ancestry whose parents are in healthcare fields, essential workers, civil servants and teachers. Over a 6 week period, students will receive 24 hours of homework support, college readiness, cultural enrichment and other activities as time permits. Our goal is to reach 600 students in 2021.
Program goals::
• Provide students online academic support opportunities (homework help)
• Augment the experience of learning provided by schools
• Provide intervention and enrichment activities for math, English and Digital literacy
• Provide students academic tutors from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
• Engage parents with online workshops to help them navigate education during COVID-ig
• Provide access to technological resources
• Provide college readiness, cultural history and health empowerment activities

Our tutors will come from Historic Black Colleges and Universities, Stanford, SJSU and other regional partners. While we firmly value in-person learning, teaching and tutoring, we also see this moment as an opportunity to improve digital literacy and academic self sufficiency skills, introduce tutors of African American ancestry to the idea of teaching and support the BLKC study findings. Additional research also indicates (https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/682194015/-black-teachers-helps-black-students-get-to-college) students of African ancestry who have just one black teacher in elementary school are 13 percent more likely to enroll in college than their peers who didn't have any black teachers. Students who have two black teachers are 32 percent more likely to go to college.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
People of African descent
Low-income people

Saturday learning program that provides high-quality Math, English, and Digital literacy enrichment opportunities for K-5 students from multiple schools in the Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children

Homework Assistance for 6th-12th grade students in the SF/Bay Area.

In partnership with the City of San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF), the Bay Area Tutoring Association B.E.S.T ( Bringing Everyone’s Strength Together) program utilizes the BATA Transformation Curriculum to equip “at-risk” 6th – 12th grade youth and their parents with the academic support, social emotional tools and community resource referrals needed to successfully navigate the public education experience and “hot spot” communities in which they live. Referral partners include; mental health, community resource partners, legal, religious institutions and Santa Clara County Social Service Agencies.

The Bay Area Tutoring Association B.E.S.T program mitigates key risk factors. We provide our youth the power to shape changes to their mindset and choose direction for individual growth and positive life choices.

We have 3 program models; After School, In Class and Summer Program.
* The After School Model (ASM) utilizes culturally relevant academic tutoring and our BATA Transformation Curriculum.
* The In Classroom Model (ICM) inserts a BATA trained (volunteer) tutor into the classroom during the school day to support teacher needs and academic skill development. BATA Transformation Curriculum activities are used to compliment classroom instruction as well.
* The Summer Program Model (SPM) takes a youth development centered approach utilizing the BATA Transformation Curriculum as a career pathway guide and incorporates remedial academic skill building to help youth recover credits, retain skills gained during the school year and prepare for next grade level.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth
People of African descent
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent

Children of color, primarily African American and Latino, are the lowest performing academic subgroup across the nation in reading comprehension, math and science. Research indicates trauma, caregiver literacy levels, socioeconomic status, non access to high quality reading materials and non existent cultural and ancestral connections are many of the root level causes.

Goal of our Love 4 Literacy campaign is to raise funds to provide 1000 culturally relevant books to 1000 Bay Area children. Contributions will put a wonderful book in the hands of child, inspire dreams and confidence.

Our mission is to develop an academic tutoring workforce, intervention and enrichment programs and services that will enable us to develop academic mindsets, create life-long learners and make it possible for Silicon Valley and S.F. Bay Area students in grades K thru 12 to become the college graduates, entrepreneurs, community advocates, world leaders and global scholars of tomorrow.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
People of Asian descent
Children

The goal of one-to-one tutoring is to empower students academically. Studies show that tutoring has a major impact on both advanced and struggling students. It impacts academic achievement, motivation, and self-esteem.

One-to-one tutoring is interactive and gives immediate feedback and results to students. This direct back-and-forth increases the pace of learning.

Our tutors are trained to connect their efforts to your child’s classroom and individual learning style. Research shows that this produces the greatest academic gains. Due to COVID-19, all our one to one tutoring is online at this time.

Our trained tutors work together with you and your child to get the results you want. Due to COVID-19, all our one-to-one tutoring is now online.

Population(s) Served
Children
Preteens
People of Latin American descent
People of Southeast Asian descent
People of African descent

CRAM was inspired by the required shift to online learning, the college admissions changes caused by COVID19 and the U.S. Department of Education program Upward Bound. CRAM was created in cooperation with San Jose State University’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, Evergreen/San Jose City College Milpitas Extension, local churches and other nonprofit organizations.

COVID19 has forever changed higher education. BATA wants to ensure 5th-12th grade students from underserved, immigrant, EL, foster youth, low income communities and others keep higher education top of mind.

CRAM inspires 5th-12th grade students from underserved, immigrant, EL, foster youth, low income communities and others. CRAM provides participants the opportunities to better understand different types of colleges, their purposes, financing/scholarship options and the a glimpse of college experience through virtual and on campus visits.

CRAM has 3 primary goals:
* Develop life-long learning academic mindset in its participants
* Ensure success in precollege performance activities and A-G classes
* Increase higher education pursuit, acceptance and completion

In order to accomplish our goals, CRAM provides online presentations from college counselors, college graduates and college literature for review. CRAM also provides a guest speaker series from inspirational community leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, C-Level business leaders, professional athletes, musicians and performing arts majors.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants
Adolescents
Preteens
People of African descent
People of Asian descent

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BAY AREA TUTORING ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christopher Norwood

Bay Area Tutoring Association

Term: 2013 - 2018

Kelly Flanagan

Bay Area Tutoring Association

Kishore Kumar

Nuviso Networks

Andrew McLaughlin

Mattson Technology

Leland Gardner

Google

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No