Tutoring Beyond Borders (TBB) was founded in 2010 by an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo. In 2012, TBB was recognized as a Canadian charitable organization. To this day, our charity is still run by volunteers who wish to give back to our Kitchener-Waterloo community.
TBB’s main purpose is to provide free one-on-one, private tutoring services and exam help to underprivileged, local students following the Ontario Curriculum. Throughout this time, we have helped about 1,000 local students and have had over 400 tutors join our ranks, all with a 100% volunteer-run management team.
Our charity offers a unique type of free tutoring program unlike any other in Canada: in-person tutoring lessons between one volunteer tutor and one local student, delivered one-on-one in a quiet, public setting. Our volunteer tutors not only try and help their students, but also act as mentors and role models to help bridge the gap between high school and college/university.
TBB has grown significantly over the years and has overcome many obstacles. However, we have never wavered from our primary mission: to help our local students who cannot afford paid tutoring services and make a difference in their lives.
MISSION & VALUES
Tutoring can be expensive and may not be an affordable option for some. We believe that every student should get an equal opportunity to receive academic help.
TBB started with one volunteer tutoring 8 students per week. Now, we have had at least 400 tutors volunteer to help twice as many students. We’ve come a long way!
MEET THE TEAM
Who exactly runs TBB? We have a volunteer Board of Directors that governs the entire charity, as well as a dedicated Executive Team that oversees all daily operations.
We strive to make a difference in our community through teaching and mentorship! We have saved our students a combined total of at least $1 million in tutoring costs!