News a Tutor Loves to Hear!

When one of our elementary school tutors got an email from the teacher about the progress the students she tutors were making, she was excited – as are we – and so we’re sharing the note: Hi! I just wanted to let you know that when I retested Nicole and Samantha they both went up…

Holiday Funds Make a Huge Difference

We’re honored to be long-time recipients of the Holiday Funds from both the Los Altos Town Crier and the Mountain View Voice.  These Holiday Funds grant 100% of the money they raise to designated local nonprofit organizations that provide services to people that need extra support in our communities, people who might otherwise be overlooked because…

Thank you to our Donors

Thank you for giving so generously during our end of year campaign. Your financial support makes all the difference in our ability to provide our tutoring and mentoring programs. We use the funds for recruiting, screening, certifying, training and placing our volunteers with students who benefit from having a caring adult in their lives.

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month, but do you know why mentoring is important? Data show that young people who were at-risk for not completing high school but who had a mentor reported higher educational aspirations and matriculation into post-secondary education, as well as greater engagement in positive activities. These young people were: 55% more likely…

A Big Thank You to our Volunteers

We appreciate everything our volunteers do to help students in our local schools who need a caring adult in their lives. Our 142 volunteer tutors and mentors spent over 4,600 hours with 423 students last year. To recognize their efforts, we held a Volunteer Appreciation party on January 21 and over 40 tutors and mentors…

Celebrating 20 Years!

2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of Mentor Tutor Connection! Hard to believe that it’s been twenty years since members of the Los Altos Rotary Club created a project called Partners for New Generations. Twenty years of growth and we now serve students in each of the schools in the three school districts in Mountain View…

Mentor Connie Webb, left, and Nikoo Parsizadeh share some thoughts

Moving from role models to friends

Mentor Tutor Connection provides crucial outreach for struggling teens As Nikoo and Connie put it, their relationship for the last three years is phasing out, but their friendship is something that will endure into the future. Back when they first met, Nikoo Parsizadeh was 15 and had just emigrated from Iran to join her family…