Launched in 2013 as a program of the Stamford Peace Youth Foundation, Inc., the Beyond Limits Academic Program provides highly subsidized one-on-one tutoring and informal mentoring to Stamford Peace’s student-athletes and students attending our local public schools. Tutoring is typically conducted by Stamford Public School’s upperclassmen, including members of the National Honor Society, many of whom are referred by teachers, administrators, and other tutors. We also have a growing number of college students tutoring for us. Sessions are held at Stamford Peace’s Long Ridge Road headquarters, which includes a dedicated tutoring room and large classroom equipped with computers, school supplies, and other program materials. The facility also includes a lounge area with free Wi-Fi for parents, a kitchen area stocked with complementary snacks and beverages, and a fitness room. Beyond Limits also offers tutoring, typically on a group basis, in conjunction with our growing list of collaborators at off-site locations in Stamford.
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Beyond Limits Academic Program highlights.
Since its inception, the Beyond Limits Academic Program has grown from approximately five middle and high school students being tutored to more than 40 tutors and approximately 125 student participants with a consistent pipeline of referrals. Tutoring sessions include a review of coursework, test preparation, and related academic projects, with a focus on helping students increase their understanding of math and science concepts. Please click here to view our most recent program highlights.
A core component of the Beyond Limits Academic Program is our frequent communication with participating parents, guardians and teachers in an academic triangulate, and as a vehicle to obtain program feedback. Families complete a Program Agreement that requires participants to provide us with academic Report Cards to track their academic achievements.
Beyond Limits is fully committed to making academic supports available to even more students and providing an environment free from distraction and negative peer influences so our students feel comfortable and confident in their ability to succeed. Moreover, with the myriad of private resources available to affluent families looking to get ahead in a more competitive academic and college preparatory environment, it is our responsibility to ensure that families of less affluence have those same opportunities available to them.
Our Principles & Practices
Why we are unique from others
Subsidized Fees – Level Playing Field
Building Academic Tenacity
Family Engagement and Communication
What Program Participants Say
Testimonials from students, parents and tutors
I have used a tutor in biology this school year and they have helped me raise my grade from a C to a B+. The tutors at Beyond Limits are great and have really helped me in an area that I wasn't doing so well in. They taught me strategies to remember terminology and provided an extra level of support that I needed out of the class room.
Chris | Grade 9
Thank you to Beyond Limits for helping me improve in math. Thank you for the opportunity to help me.
Josue | Grade 5
Thank you so much for everything! She has truly gained her confidence back!!
Isabella | Grade 7
Thank you so much for the help that you're providing my son during tutoring. It is truly helping my son to have a successful year. Keep up the good work. Seeing my son understanding math is reflecting in his grades at school.
Parent – MS Participant | Grade 7
Beyond Limits is a fantastically run program that brings class and professionalism to the tutoring process and I was happy to be a part of it for the past year. I hope the program continues to grow and good luck with everything!
Jarrod – Former Tutor | College Freshman
You gave Claire the opportunity to understand Geometry in a way she did not think was possible. Working with your tutors for several weeks increased her knowledge, confidence and grades.
Claire | Grade 9
Jared started the program and was able to attend twice a week due to its affordability and went from borderline failing to currently having a B in the third quarter and will probably finish the year with a B possibly an A-. How incredible! This program is amazing, affordable and your tutors are all great and relate well to all the students.
Jared | Grade 9
I believe the program is amazing! The cost and quality of the assistance are superior and to have this program available for students in such a competitive educational environment is unheard of. This is a community service we are lucky to have available to us in Stamford!
Parent of Participant | Grade 8
Thanks so much for your help; she is doing so much better in her Math class.
Jasmine | Grade 8
Beyond Limits has given me the confidence to do well in school. The tutors help me keep up with what I'm learning in Geometry and Biology and my grades have improved in both those subjects.
Tyler | Grade 9
I was failing my math class and we tried this website as a last resort to help figure out questions. Later the next day I got an A on the test which raised my grade from a F to a B.