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Providing Academic Support and Resources to Students in Need

It’s natural for students to struggle in school. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming for students to keep up with the pace of classroom learning, or students fall behind because they aren’t learning materials in a way that’s conducive to their learning style  

SPEF’s TutorU program is one of our resources that can help students receive the academic support they need. Here at SPEF, we provide an all-encompassing approach to tutoring that will not only help your student succeed in their current classroom, but give them the resources to thrive in classrooms to come. Our 100% free TutorU program provides students in grades six through twelve with one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions once to twice a week. 

SPEF provides academic tutoring in math and literacy, and our curriculum is aligned with that of Stamford Public Schools. In addition, we provide SAT prep to those who are looking to improve their test score. SPEF offers a flexible tutoring schedule to meet each student’s availability and learning style.  

Our Academic Support Coaches are selected through a thorough evaluation and interview process, and are qualified and passionate about providing students with knowledge that will help them succeed. Our tutoring approach blends academic instruction with teachable life skills such as improving time management, developing positive study habits, and more; elevating our tutoring experience beyond most.  

To learn more, please contact or call (203) 965-7733.  

Why Tutor U

SPEF offers a flexible tutoring schedule to meet the availability and learning style of each student. Sessions can take place at home, at a community location or virtually depending on what works best for each family.

Here’s what makes TutorU a great choice for Stamford parents:

TutorU aligns its support to the Stamford Public Schools curriculum in both math and English. Tutoring is designed to ensure students meet important grade-level milestones.

SPEF has been a partner with the Stamford Public Schools since its inception in 1996. The non-profit organization delivers educational programs and services including mentoring and tutoring that bridge the gap between needs in the schools and resources in our community.

Funding from private grants allows our TutorU sessions to be offered for free.

Not all students learn in the same way. Therefore, following an initial assessment, our team creates an individual educational plan for each student to best suit their learning needs.

Tutors blend academic instruction with growth in areas such as goal-setting, improving organizational skills, time management, and developing good study habits.

Funds raised through TutorU can support additional tutoring for students at the lower end of the opportunity gap.

Our Tutors

Tutoring sessions are provided by specialized Academic Support Coaches who are selected after a thorough evaluation and interview process. This includes content assessment, a formal interview, and a mock tutorial with student volunteers to assess their instructional techniques and style. Those selected undergo a rigorous training process in the most effective techniques to support students as they strive for excellence.

Our coaches include educators who are both experienced and familiar with the Stamford Public Schools curriculum on which our tutoring curriculum is based. They work to personalize instruction for each student based on their individual academic strengths and areas for improvement. Our approach blends academic instruction with general skills such as time management and developing good study habits to elevate students beyond the tutoring experience.

Here’s what our Academic Support Coaches have to say about TutorU:

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