Veritas Tutors™ is committed to making our services accessible to as many students as possible.
Each week members of our tutoring staff hold an afternoon homework help session at Cambridge's Graham and Parks School. The goal is to provide our valuable educational services to those students without the same resources as our regular customers. Andrew Magliozzi, a company co-founder, runs and attends this program on a weekly basis.
Additionally, company founder Jay Bacrania has spearheaded a program to provide free SAT instruction to students at St. Stephen's After School Program on a weekly basis. This coming academic year, the program will increase in size to include SSAT preparation for middle schoolers and monthly mentoring activities, in addition to ongoing SAT preparation.
In public education, we are often short staffed and overwhelmed in giving additional support to the students who most need it. To have a group with this level of talent and dedication come and offer their services to our school has been a real blessing.
- Laura, science teacher at the Graham and Parks School, Cambridge, MA
St. Stephen's youth programs serves 150 youth in the South End and Lower Roxbury during the school year and more than 550 youth in five Boston neighborhoods and in Chelsea during the summer. In the Villa Victoria, where St. Stephen’s is based, 47 per cent of the residents did not complete high school, never mind consider going on for college or vocational training. With the help of Veritas Tutors, we are trying to change that statistic and build a culture where the expectation is that ALL our young people complete high school and go for additional education and training.
- L.S. and K.C., directors at St. Stephen's Youth Programs
English (ESL) Tutoring
Veritas Tutors™ has partnered with the Cambridge Public Library Literacy Project to assist in their mission to make English instruction available to all Greater Boston residents. Each week, staff members volunteer their time to give local adults the tools to communicate more effectively in English. Jay Bacrania, a company co-founder, heads this program and volunteers for it multiple times a week.
Open Access to Education
Begun in 2003 at MIT, the Open Courseware Movement has spread to more than hundreds of universities around the world. With much more work to be done before the dream of universal open access to education is realized, Veritas Tutors™ aims to provide free, high-quality academic and admissions content to those students who cannot afford to reach us. Veritas Tutors has also provided the seed funding to a non-profit open education website, FinalsClub.org, to promote the student voice in open education.