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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy, Named Trusts, Philanthropy, Youth Development

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.

Target demographics: Students in grades K-12

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles (especially Palms)

Programs: One-on-One Academic Tutoring, Test Preparation Tutoring (ISEE, HSPT, SAT, ACT, AP), Homework and School Project Assistance, Summer Enrichment (Day Camps and Workshops), Ready, SAT, Go!, SOURCE/VSOURCE

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter went to EdBoost for help to take the ISEE. EdBoost is fantastic! Sunny, the guy in charge, is so upbeat and helpful. The actual place is a welcoming beehive of active learning. Her tutor was a student at UCLA who really knew how to get my daughter prepared for the ISEE. My daughter did very well on the exam and got into both schools to which she applied. I am so grateful to EdBoost and highly recommend them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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! :]

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Former staff

Rating: 5

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.

Former staff

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Parent who has been sending both of my children to EdBoost for the past 5 years. Edboost is a life saver and a wonderful organization! All of the Tutors are very friendly and can relate to the students. Tiffain Chin the Director and Founder is always availale and is extremely knowledable. She is very in tune with all of the schools in the area Both Public and Private and can help you find the right Fitting school for your child. I hightly recommend EdBoost!! :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

EdBoost is a wonderful place to have your child tutored. The tutors are extremely bright, excel in the subjects that they teach, friendly, and interact well with the student and the parents. The offices have a nice support library, is spacious and is well kept. Tiffani Chin is the brilliant and dedicated founder. She is there all the time and is always willing to talk to parents and help you to help your child with the school or learning needs. They even have a nice school supply area. I don't know what we would have done without EdBoost and Tiffani. Both have been instrumental in my child's academic success. When she applied to 7 private schools for high school, she was admitted to all of them! They are now helping her thru high school and to prepare for PSAT. It's a great organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Edboost is very well organized. Many tutors are great, mostly I am a big fan of Edboost founder and owner T Chin. She is very well versed in all aspect of the learning, and school programs, always open to listen, genuine problem solving attitude, always positive. She definitely give the organization a spirit of the mission. Their price is very reasonable, environment is safe and pleasant for kids and teens the same.