The Alpha Centauri Tutoring program, established on December 21, 2021, is a free initiative that connects skilled tutors with K-12 students in Delaware and beyond. To date, it has provided over 3000 tutoring hours to 242 students in 25 schools across 8 states. This program boasts 203 tutors from mainly the Eastern Coast of the United States and select countries in the Caribbean and Asia, well-versed in various subjects. Additionally, there are 20 tutors, including college students, graduates, experienced ESL tutors, servicemen, graduate students, and more, all with strong backgrounds in community service and specific subjects.
The program's origins can be traced to Sasan Sedighi and Suraj Reddy, who noticed that many students faced challenges with their coursework and couldn't access CSW peer tutoring due to scheduling conflicts.
Alpha Centauri is committed to making tutoring accessible to a diverse student population, forging partnerships with schools such as CSW, Caravel, Odyssey, Independence, and Linden Hill. They initially recruited about 20 tutors after sharing program information in the Charter Student Newsletter and Schoology group. The program plans ~70 tutoring hours each week, and its reach extends to students across the globe, including Jamaica and Turkey.
The Alpha Centauri team remains dedicated to expanding virtual learning opportunities, meeting student needs, and democratizing tutoring for students nationwide.
We are fiscally sponsored by Hack+ and are certified to certify presidential volunteer service hours.
We utilize TerraNova standardized testing into our programs in order to measure quantitative student growth.
Alpha Centauri can exist thanks to its generous partners: