Yup's Teaching Framework drives long-term understanding, not just answers

Our Teaching Framework focuses on empathy, pedagogy and precision.

The three pillars of our Teaching Framework

Every day, we evaluate session transcripts to provide feedback and training aligned to our framework.

Collaborative Problem Solving

Collaborative Problem Solving

Yup tutors balance questioning and explanation to ensure conceptual understanding while making students feel heard and supported. Each session, tutors are evaluated on their ability to drive student learning, not just reach answers.
Visible Student Thinking

Visible Student Thinking

Before a session starts, students share any progress and explain what is confusing them. Once in the session, they continue to share pictures of their work and answer questions. To round off each problem, tutors ask students to summarize how they solved it because synthesis reinforces learning!
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

We push students to engage in "productive struggle" to strengthen students' growth mindset. A growth mindset emphasizes embracing challenges and appreciating the learning process. Students with this mindset have a more positive outlook on learning and are more driven intrinsically to succeed!

Meet Our Tutoring Team

Yup tutors are teachers, education professionals, and graduate students with extensive math experience. Only 5% of applicants pass our rigorous screening process for teaching, knowledge and professionalism. Once part of the Yup family, tutors receive regular feedback from our team.

  • Kathleen K

    Kathleen K

    Yup Math Tutor

    I love tutoring for Yup because I can teach students far beyond the limits of time and location. When a student gains the confidence and skills to succeed in math, it opens up many new opportunities. I feel grateful to play a small role in my students' successes.

  • Madhu R.

    Madhu R.

    Yup Tutor Quality Manager

    Yup brings people who share a passion for making a difference in education together, and the team diligently provides nothing but the best to Yup's users. Yup's goal of making education more accessible is sure to bring about a change in learning—and I'm excited to be a part of it!

Meet the Yup Academics Team

Collectively, the Yup Academics Team has decades of classroom and school leadership experience. They create our Learning Fundamentals and work with Yup TQMs to determine how to make teaching more effective. The Academics Team ensures there is student learning in every tutoring session!

  • Kreg Moccia

    Kreg Moccia

    Director of Academics

  • Claire Polcrack

    Claire Polcrack

    Yup Education Consultant

  • Emily Banks

    Emily Banks

    Yup Education Consultant

  • Sharon Matsuoka

    Sharon Matsuoka

    Tutor Quality Coordinator

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