Meet Our Founder

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Hi, I'm Ella-Brooke, the Founder and Executive Director of ViP Tutoring & Peer Guides Program. I began helping students with their schoolwork as a middle school peer tutor. As a freshman in high school, I took an opportunity to regularly assist and mentor children for a nonprofit program near my home. Over time, I discovered the reward of seeing students' confidence improve with some guidance and support. Working with students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds has also allowed me to learn from them. In May 2020, COVID-19 safety protocols and volunteer age restrictions were implemented, meaning I could no longer work through that program. More knowledgeable of the inequities many Forsyth County families face, I became determined to find a way to continue serving students during the most challenging times in the history of education through another platform. That's where ViP Tutoring began.

 

Today, ViP has provided academic support to hundreds of local students and given over a hundred high schoolers rewarding volunteer opportunities. This experience has been the most meaningful of my life - I am incredibly grateful for the trust the community, families, and peers have placed in me. I look forward to connecting with more of our neighbors and building new relationships with others through this outreach!