Step Up Tutoring

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Basic Information

Address: 1424 4th St. Suite 214 PMB 1696 Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 805-991-7039
Director: Erin King

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Closing the education gap
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Elementary school children, 2nd-6th grade
Ages for Volunteer: 16 years of age and older
Hours of Service: 2 hours a week
Minimum Hours Required: 2 hours a week, for a minimum of 3 months
Days of Service: flexible
Mission Statement:

Step Up Tutoring is a non-profit organization that drives student success in under-resourced communities by providing free virtual math tutoring and mentorship to elementary school students. Step Up recruits, trains, and supports tutors to deliver virtual high impact tutoring for students in grades 2nd-6th.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Step Up Tutoring is seeking volunteers to provide virtual 1-on-1 tutoring to 2nd-6th-grade students from underserved communities to help build fundamental math and literacy skills and to provide support and encouragement. All tutoring will take place virtually! All you need is a computer and internet access. No prior tutoring experience is required.

Program History:

Since our founding in 2020, we have supported over 3,000 3rd-6th grade students in 100+ partner schools in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. 90% of students at our partner schools are students of color and qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Additional Information:


  • Work virtually with a student in 3rd-6th grade, for 45 minutes, twice a week
  • Focus on building fundamental math and literacy skills using an evidence-based online program
  • Mentor, support & have fun with your student!


  • Must be 16 or over
  • Must reside in the US
  • Mandatory background check
  • Once matched with a student, we ask that you commit to tutoring your student for at least 90 minutes per week at regular time slots, for a minimum of 3 months
  • Access to the internet and a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone


  • Flexible schedule
  • Learn new skills! All training, and materials provided
  • Make a positive impact on a student's life

Please apply on our website if you want to join Step Up Tutoring. We look forward to working with you! For any questions before applying, email