Our Mission

Human Development

We bring low-cost supplemental education services to immigrant and low-income communities throughout Minneapolis, tutoring all grades and all subjects.

Teaching Kids to Teach Themselves

Our goal is to increase learning independence by providing students with learning tools, not answers; we teach our students not what to think, but how to think. We work on improving our students’ confidence in their own abilities and thereby their self-reliance too; better school grades and test scores result from our students becoming fully independent and self-motivated learners.

Learning, “an Emergent Phenomenon”

To that end, we teach our children what recent TED Talk winner Sugata Mitra has said of the learning process: “Education is a self-organizing system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon.” Our students are taught to take responsibility for their educations rather than wait for a tutor’s instruction and assistance. This is especially important where teachers and resources are limited.

What Students Get

Students receive one to two sessions each week, depending on their needs, with each session lasting usually two hours. Students 3rd grade and lower receive shorter sessions and are assigned less homework. FAST Assessments for students not meeting or partially meeting state standards. Access to MN Standards-based Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies curriculum in NEO LMS (www.tutors.neolms.com)