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Whether your student wants to get ahead, build academic confidence, or explore new interests, our mentors will create a personalized plan to reach their goals, and inspire new ones.
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  • Private sessions via Zoom with a hand-picked mentor
  • A tailored learning planner with goals, progress tracking, and a clear plan
  • Session notes with details on topics covered, areas for growth, homework, and ways to engage your student outside the classroom
  • A progress report available every 10 sessions with an overview of skills learned, milestones reached, and any artifacts to showcase.
  • Dedicated educational consultants from Stanford and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education supporting your mentor with personalized curricula and resources
  • Access to Curious Cardinals vetted learning materials, problem sets, and project-based curriculum
  • Easily reschedule sessions; flexible session durations (typically 60 minute sessions)

We request a 2 month commitment to start. Here’s why:

We request a minimum 2-month commitment* to begin with so that our mentors can plan concrete milestones and establish goals to work towards. We have also seen that 8 hours is the minimum time commitment to see student outcomes and build a robust relationship with the mentor.

Our education team spends significant time upfront onboarding the mentor for each individualized engagement, collaborating with them to design a tailored learning plan and develop resources and curricula for their students, with the goal to build a lasting relationship.

Finally, many of our mentors are first-generation, low-income college students that rely on Curious Cardinals as their part-time job and source of income, so we ask for a 8 hour minimum to guarantee financial stability for our mentors from their Curious Cardinals engagements.

* You'll have a two week evaluation period where your student can meet with their mentor to ensure it's a good fit or request a new mentor before your commitment begins. Sessions during this period will be billed a la carte at $95 per hour.

How it works

Take a quick survey or hop on a call, we love to hear you brag about your kid(s) or listen to your concerns. We’re also happy to chat directly with your student.
Does your student need help going beyond their school’s curriculum? An accountability partner or subject-matter expert for a passion project? A math tutor?
We’ll send you and your student up to 3 mentor recommendations to choose from within 24 hours.

99% of our customers are very happy with the matches we make but if you’re not we’ll keep trying until we get it right.
Your student will meet with their mentor virtually on a custom schedule. You’ll get progress reports and notes from the mentor after every session.

We’re experts at helping both students that know exactly what they need and those that have no idea.

What you get:
1:1 lessons via Zoom with a hand picked academic mentor
Personalized session notes
Learning planner for goal setting and progress tracking
Customizable for school homework, test prep etc.
Optional homework with additional resources
Access to our executive functioning guide and resources
Students bring materials to work on during the sessions
Students work on their projects between sessions and come to sessions with progress updates to receive feedback on
We will recommend an external textbook or online resources to follow during the sessions
Follow Curious Cardinals’ flagship curriculum with lesson slides and exercises tailored to each student’s interests and goals
ideal for students that:
Are still exploring what they’re interested in and want a mentor to facilitate that exploration, curating a journey through subjects that may be of interest
Know what they’re passionate about and want to bring a real-world project from idea to execution with the guidance of a mentor
Want additional help with their current school curriculum
$95 per hour (Recommended 1-2 times  per week)


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Invoiced twice a month

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Access to our network of college mentors

Access to our
education team

Personalized curriculum and project plan

Progress reports after
every session

Custom schedule based on your needs & availability

No commitment necessary

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What age range is this offering best suited for?

Mentors will adjust the course material to meet different age levels. We have different levels for this course for ages 9-11, 12-15, and 16-18.

Does my child need to have experience with this topic?

No! The course is designed and curated by mentors to be accessible to all levels of experience–including no experience at all.

Can I customize this course further?

Of course! Mentors will work with students to customize the course to their exact interests and ideas.

How adaptable is the course? Can my child take something similar to this that is not this exact syllabus?

Absolutely! Our mentors always adapt courses to best suit the goals and interests of their students. The syllabus is simply a jumping-off point!

Can students take this course together in a group or is it 1:1?

This is intended to be a private 1:1 guided exploration. However, if you have a friend or group of friends that you would like to take this with, please reach out to us and we will make it work!

How much of a role will the mentor play in the course?

The mentor will be a thought partner and guide for the student. The mentor will create slides to teach the student background knowledge and share videos, articles, podcasts, and other resources to introduce the student to new concepts. Like all student-driven Curious Cardinals courses, mentors will curate the course content to a student’s specific passions. The course will be honed to address each student’s unique interests and ideas.

Do I get to choose which mentor leads the course or is it set?

After giving us your preferences, students will be presented with a mentor we recommend as the best fit based on shared interests. If you do not like the mentor we recommend, students can “fire” their mentor and be introduced to a new one!

Can this course be extended? 

Yes! After the initial four lessons, mentors will guide students to dive deeper into a more niche topic area that they discovered through the current course.