EdBoost Education Corporation

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Philanthropy

Location: 3300 Overland Avenue, #202 Los Angeles CA 90034 USA

Mission: At EdBoost we aim to help as many children as possible enjoy learning, succeed academically, and attend the college of their choice. We believe that all children, regardless of their financial or educational backgrounds, deserve the opportunity to realize their academic potential. Although most Americans agree that education should be one of the government’s highest priorities, we strongly suspect that current efforts to improve schools (and to give families more schooling options) will not be sufficient to help all children realize their academic potential. Why?Because schools can rarely give students the personalized attention they need to either remediate their academic weaknesses or maximize their academic strengths. Instead, classroom instruction is designed to provide children with access to a common curriculum, taught to all students in more or less the same way. Teachers, many of whom, in our experience, work hard and do their jobs well, rarely have sustained periods of time during the school day when they can work with a particular student or small group of students who don’t understand a particular skill. Nor do teachers have time to expand on any one student’s fascination with a particular subject area to push him or her to develop advanced skills. Because teachers are constrained to cover an extensive curriculum in a limited amount of time, they assign homework to provide students with the practice they need to master the skills they learned during the school day. When doing homework outside of school students must depend on their friends or their parents to help them if they forget or misuse a new skill. When it comes to enrichment, teachers tend to rely on parents to notice children’s special interests and devise ways (e.g., special books, extracurricular classes) to develop them. Yet because of recent demographic shifts and policy changes, parents have less time than ever to help their children academically. Children whose parents have little money or little education are at an especially large disadvantage. Their parents tend to have less time and know-how to help them with homework and are also less able to afford remedial or enrichment services. These children are also less likely to have reference books, computers, high-speed internet access, and materials for science projects and other school assignments at home. That’s where EdBoost comes in. EdBoost provides high-quality supplemental educational services (from tutoring and homework help, to test preparation and private high school and college counseling, to summer enrichment classes and workshops) all priced on a sliding scale that all families can afford.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked with EdBoost for over four years while I attended UCLA. Tiffani is one of the most talented, intelligent, kind, and passionate educators I have ever encountered! The tutors are all talented, funny, and kind, and love working with the students. EdBoost remains one of the most remarkable organizations I've ever worked with, as the results achieved are truly incredible, and the organization is one of the most welcoming and giving communities I've ever had the honor of being a part of.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Rating: 5 stars  

EdBoost has been a lifesaver in helping our son work through his college options. They offer application guidance and essay help, to ensure your child will be prepared for furthering their education.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Tiffani and the staff at EdBoost have worked with our son since he entered 6th grade. With two working parents, it's been a life (and family harmony saver), to have someplace where we know attention will be paid to helping get through the homework. There's a huge knowledge base among the tutors that is able to accommodate higher level classes, as well as prepare for SAT testing. There is not enough we can say about how much we appreciate what EdBoost has done for our son.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

How well our son performs in school.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There is nothing they won't try to accomplish.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Bright, helpful and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Although the space they work in is perfectly located, they probably could do with a larger, more workable place, with better air conditioning.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

From my high school entrance exam, to geometry, to the grueling SAT and college applications, Edboost clearly catered to my specific needs. Aside from developing the skills needed to handle all of these exams, classes, and applications, Edboost eased away my anxiety. It is a great way to get help in all academic areas in a fun, personal, and inexpensive way! I am very thankful my Dad walked into Edboost and signed me up! :]

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

HSPT test, geometry, SAT and college applications

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing I would change about how the organization is because it is great. The only thing I would change is the size of the place. It is a decent size, however, it would be AWESOME if they could expand even more to help more students.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All of the staff members that helped me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, kind, helpful, and actually cared about my learning experience!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand, open up other franchises to be able to help more students, maybe even offer scholarships

Ways to make it better...

My experience was awesome, so I don't think it could have gotten any better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

that it should be bigger that way more students can come :]

One thing I'd also say is that...

This place is AWESOME.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

EdBoost is terrific. The staff is very attentive. My son has had tutoring and homework help, and I believe its made quite a difference. Highly recommended.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my son's school pereformance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

When my son was in 2nd grade, he needed some one on one help with his homework specifically with Math and English. I met another mom at our school who recommended Ed Boost to me. Both of her sons attended Ed Boost. My son is now in 8th grade and he still attends Ed Boost. For the first few years he had a private tutor. As he entered middle school, he only needed the homework help program. I can't say enough about how great Ed Boost is. The Director, Dr. Tiffani Chin and her staff are best in providing the extra help that the kids need to feel self-confident about the abilities to be good students. Many kudos to them all. In summary, we love Ed Boost.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son has learned how to study effectively, research projects and write papers correctly to achieve a high grade in his classes.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the smart people its like being in a human library instead of a book library.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

Edboost is a place that fosters a positive learning environment where students can thrive as learners and achieve academic success. The curriculum is customized to target and meet individual student's strengths and weaknesses. I have had the pleasure of being part of the Edboost tutoring staff and seeing my students develop and grow as learners. As a result of my work with the students at Edboost and the positive experiences I have had with Tiffani, the staff members, the students, and their families, I have been inspired to pursue a career as an educator. I think that if any learning center deserves recognition for the outstanding work it does with students and their families, Edboost should be at the top of the list.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing first-hand the academic progress that my students have made since they signed up for Edboost. My students have become more assertive and confident in their learning. They have come to love the learning process and all the challenges it brings.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

I found EdBoost right after I started at UCLA, and only, now, after three years, do I see how lucky I was to have found such a place so early on. Working with Dr. Chin and the other staff has been a great learning experience for me. Between them, the staff have comprehensive knowledge of all school subjects, are delightful to work with, and exhibit creativity and passion for ensuring the learning and success of all students.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching as students improve over the weeks. witnessing the looks of relief on parents faces when they see their child has improved, gotten into a selective school, or did especially well on an assignment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

EDBOOST is an exceptional tutoring center run by a dedicated staff overseen by Dr. Tiffani Chin. Dr. Chin is hands-on, and really cares about the families she serves. I have not come across a more hard-working, knowledgeable, and personalized testing-prep/tutoring center. My students have grown in leaps and bounds while supported by EDBOOST-it really works WITH schools/teachers rather than in isolation. What a rare gem.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my students improved understanding of social studies, reading, math, and science concepts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedicated, hard-working, and knowledgable staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

diligent, consistent, and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help SO many more families/students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been involved with EdBoost since before it officially opened its doors, and have been consistently impressed with how it's consistently helped so many students over the years. The staff is amazingly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, and EdBoost administers all kinds of creative educational enhancement programs both during the school year and over the summer. I've had the pleasure of meeting many of the tutors, who are unilaterally an amazing group - patient, intelligent, kind, helpful, and importantly they all seem to have that sense of humor needed to wrangle the K-12 crowd! The students are quite the diverse bunch, and their interactions with each other and the tutors/staff are engaging and positive (and oftentimes extremely entertaining). EdBoost provides a safe place to go after school to get homework help from experienced tutors (and their watchful eyes keep the students focused on the task at hand instead of each other, or cell phones, or iPods!), or to get test prep help from the resident experts in the field. I cannot recommend EdBoost highly enough, and am so proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of this organization!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching students benefit from the myriad services provided by EdBoost!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open an EdBoost branch in other cities!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching students benefit through EdBoost's programs and homework help.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing all-around. Nothing more, nothing less!

Ways to make it better...

there were more EdBoosts outside of LA!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

How to keep expanding to serve more students.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a Client Served. Eboost really helped my son with his reading and math. All of the tutors are great! My son loved it so much!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personally experience was great, just to see how my son improved in his reading skills.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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