The Original Mission

Here are the original mission of Forward Tutoring.

Mission

The mission of Forward Tutoring is to drive academic success and promote youth volunteerism by empowering students to pay for online tutoring with community service.

At Forward Tutoring, we believe that learning and serving should come full circle in every community. Our model works because it engages communities from the bottom up, exponentiates social impact for every individual or organization, and sustains that impact far beyond the sum of its parts.

Vision

  • To develop Forward Tutoring college chapters and engage every major city across the United States.
  • To serve as a thought-leader for reimagining how education and volunteering are delivered.
  • To become a role model for student entrepreneurs passionate about social innovation.
  • Join us in making our visions a reality!

The Impact

*Estimated figures since Feb. 2013 to March 2015. Our ultimate goal as an organization is to make a difference–a difference that allows students, tutors, and nonprofits to interact seamlessly to create long lasting effects in communities around the country.

To students, we provide the tools necessary to aid and enrich their educations outside of the classroom and to impart the joy of improving their communities and making a personal impact on others.

To tutors, we provide a resource to serve their communities and put their academic talents to use. To reward tutors for their selfless investment in others, we give them the opportunity to win various scholarships and awards supported by Forward Tutoring’s sponsors.

To volunteer organizations, we provide a powerful resource to advertise and manage volunteer events, track interested volunteers, improve awareness in their communities, and motivate local students to serve others and seek an exemplary education.

We hope to see you alongside us as we continue our remarkable journey. We strive to make a difference among our rising generation of students as we give back to ourselves, our peers, our predecessors, and our posterity.

History of Forward Tutoring

Powerless, we watched our siblings and classmates struggle helplessly with homework, not to mention exams. They couldn’t afford the tutoring. So C’s displaced B’s. D’s displaced C’s. And F’s displaced not only marks on their transcript but also their belief that they could succeed in school–that they were smart. As we saw their discouragement grow, we realized that there must be a better way for students to get help in school. A way that’s convenient, reliable, AND free.

So we asked: instead of paying back the tutoring with money, why not pay it forward with volunteer service?

In the summer of 2011, before our last year of high school, we teamed up–all seven of us–and we said enough is enough. Models for accessing quality, one-on-one online tutoring, finding service opportunities, and recruiting volunteers must change. And so Forward Tutoring was born, in idea and in execution.

That year, at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and the University of North Texas, we found developers, mentors, and supporters. Since then, we’ve grown our team over threefold, created a system we’re really proud of, and even won some awards in the process. We’ve learned to serve and served to learn.

We’re originally from Dallas, Texas, but we’ve realized that we can’t stop here. Our goal is to establish college chapters nationwide, engaging communities everywhere on the ground level. No organization should be left without volunteers, and no student should struggle helplessly in school again.

Currently, forwardtutoring.org has been transform in to a new personal blog about education.