We know parents need reliable, safe, and trustworthy tutors to support their child’s academic journey. Our tutor vetting process ensures you can have peace of mind about any Stride tutor your child wants to work with.
Rigorous Tutor Selection
Our process includes:
Dr. Catie Acitelli
I love guiding students in unlocking the wonders of math and helping them understand the “why” behind the concepts. I strive to make math approachable and fun, and I am here to work with each student at every step of the way to ensure that they feel confident to succeed in their mathematical journey.
I firmly believe that every student can achieve academic success, especially when they are inspired, so I try to connect students to subjects based on their hobbies and interests. By tapping into their personal passions, I aim to create a vibrant and engaging learning environment that sparks enthusiasm and cultivates a genuine love for the subject matter.
My teaching philosophy revolves around meeting students where they are, providing the necessary support and guidance to unlock their learning capabilities. I try to build relationships with students to help them to relax enough to ask questions and be willing to fail; one of my favorite things to tell students is that “mistakes are welcome here!”
Why Families Love Us
Frequently Asked Questions
Our tutors come from all walks of life! The majority are experienced, full-time educators eager to extend their love for learning beyond the classroom. Some are retired teachers who have not retired their passion for helping students succeed, while others are newly graduated teachers, bringing a fresh perspective and a natural ability to connect with students. Lastly, some of our tutors are Stride employees with years of online instruction experience. At Stride, our tutors collectively contribute knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm, united by a commitment to inspire and guide students toward academic success in a supportive online environment.
All Stride tutors must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Currently reside in the US
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Eligible to work in the US
- Can provide documentation verifying they are an active state-certified teacher in any US state
- Possess strong oral and written communication skills with fluency in the English language
Our tutors are rigorously vetted. Online sessions are secure and anonymous, and your tutor does not receive any personal information about you or your child. Tutors are only permitted to communicate with students within our platforms.
One of the many things that put us ahead of other tutoring companies is that all of our online tutoring is conducted in a 1:1 format. This means that each student receives undivided attention from their dedicated tutor, creating an environment tailored to their specific learning needs. The individualized focus allows our tutors to adapt their teaching methods, pace, and content to match the unique strengths and challenges of each student. By maintaining this optimal tutor-to-student ratio, we ensure that every student not only receives the targeted support required for academic success but also gains the confidence and motivation needed to thrive in their educational journey.
Our tutors have access to our Stride Professional Development center which includes tools and vast Stride curriculum resources. We encourage our tutors to continuously hone their skills and grow with us!