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OUR MISSION


Apollo Tutors is an emerging social enterprise, offering tutoring for K-12 classes, SAT/ACT college prep, and undergraduate courses. Our mission is to promote optimal learning for school, the workplace, and beyond.

PREMIER SERVICE


Our tutors are scholars from diverse backgrounds who have shown mastery in their fields of study and have a passion for mentoring students.
We work with each student to identify areas of focus and set learning goals.

We strive to find the “right fit” of tutor, who is proficient in the subject area and shares similar learning styles with his or her students. Unlike the standard approach for tutoring, we use research-based analytics to offer a custom-tailored approach to tutoring.

A COMMUNITY EFFORT


We believe all students deserve the best possible education to pursue their desired careers! Through facilitating small groups of volunteer-based tutoring, we efficiently and effectively help support students in lower-income communities. We also follow a “big picture” perspective, facilitating volunteer projects in the community by working with a variety of community service partners!

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OUR TEAM

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Founder

SHAMEEL THAWERBHOY

Shameel graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2012 and is an alumnus of Highland Park High School. He grew up in Highland Park, helping his parents with their small business, Swiss Cleaners. Shameel considered a career in management consulting but instead decided to pursue education, where he felt could make a more beneficial impact on the community.

Director of Operations

LAUREN ALEXANDER-BACHELDER

Lauren graduated from SMU in 2019 with a BA in Business Management and has worked for Apollo since she was a freshman in college. Lauren loved connecting with students as a tutor for three years and now manages Apollo’s tutoring team, campus ambassadors, and marketing interns.

CAMPUS AMBASSADORS

Auburn
Campus
Ambassador

Morgan Schwartz

Morgan studies communications at AU, & she plans to graduate in 2022. Her favorite thing about AU is the school spirit and “Auburn family” feel!

Baylor
Campus
Ambassador

Owen Murphy

Owen studies finance and computer science at Baylor and plans to graduate in 2022. His favorite thing about Baylor is the students and professors who are always wanting the best for each other!

CU Boulder Campus Ambassador

Viraj Mohile

Viraj studies business at CU Boulder and plans to graduate in 2023. His favorite thing about CU is the beautiful campus!

Drexel
Campus
Ambassador

Sarah Sawda

Sarah studies biomedical engineering at Drexel University, & she plans to graduate in 2023. Her favorite thing about DU is their CO OP programs which allow students to get hands-on experience for their majors!

SMU
Campus
Ambassador

Keyshon Jones

Keyshon studies film and marketing at SMU and plans to graduate in 2023. His favorite thing about SMU is the amazing faculty and staff!

Syracuse Campus Ambassador

Anna Ross

Anna is currently studying as an undeclared arts and sciences major and plans to graduate in 2022. She hopes to transfer into the Newhouse School of Communications and major in public relations. Anna’s favorite thing about Syracuse is the beautiful campus and being a part of the “Orange Family”!

TCU Campus Ambassador

Isabella Potts

Isabella studies biology on the pre-medicine track at TCU, and she plans to graduate in 2023. Her favorite thing about TCU is the beautiful campus and the amazing faculty and staff!

University of Miami Campus Ambassador

Emely Ramirez Cucunubá

Emely studies health science at the University of Miami & plans to graduate in 2022. Her favorite thing about UM is that there is always something going on around campus, from free food to fun activities!

Marketing
Intern

Elena Ruff

Elena studies cell and molecular biology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, & she plans to graduate in May 2021. Elena loves working in social media marketing because she enjoys building an online community with our Apollo family!

OUR TUTORS

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

We pride ourselves in selecting premier tutors who stand out among their peers. Our tutors are proven scholars from diverse academic backgrounds, ranging from undergraduate students, graduate students, aspiring teachers, and working professionals looking for ways to engage younger peers.

Our tutors demonstrate academic excellence on all levels because of our selective recruitment process. We look for candidates with not only strong GPAs and standardized test scores, but we also require strong communication skills and an ability to build rapport. We look for tutors who can serve as mentors to students and promote lifelong learning.

CREDENTIALS WE LOOK FOR IN TUTORS

  • Background Check
  • Competetive GPA
  • High Percentile SAT/ACT Score
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Proficiency in Specific Subjects
  • Genuine Passion for Mentoring
  • Personality and Pizzaz

MENTORSHIP FOR LIFELONG LEARNING

We match our students with Apollo Tutors, who have similar academic interests and career aspirations. We also use the “True Color” test to identify similar learning and thinking styles.

Our tutors serve as mentors and advisers to kindle academic curiosity and promote lifelong learning.

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  • Our mission is to enlighten students in the community by providing academic tutoring and mentorship programs for students in urban school districts.
  • We work closely with our school, non-profit, and think tank partners to provide after-school assistance to students in urban school districts.
  • With the help of our community partners, we provide meaningful volunteer opportunities and measure our company’s impact on student learning outcomes.
The Parish Episcopal School

The Parish Episcopal School

SMU

SMU

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development

KIPP Through college

kipp Through College

Dallas Independent School District

Dallas ISD

Dallas Independent School District

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