Saturday Tutoring Program at Church of The Covenant

Launched in 1990, STEP-UP is a founding partner of the Saturday Tutoring Program. The Church of the Covenant hosts the program for students aged 6-17 from across Greater Cleveland (Lorain to Lake Counties) to provide tutoring, academic support, and college/cultural exposure. The program is held for ten Saturdays each semester from 10am to noon.

Student volunteers are always needed! STEP-UP tutors are members of its Student Leadership Team. First-time tutors must attend an orientation prior to serving as a tutor. Orientations are held at 9:15am at the Church of the Covenant (11205 Euclid Avenue) each Saturday of operation. For more information or to join the tutoring team, contact former Project STEP-UP member and current co-Director Brittney Brown Terrell (BSN ’11, JD ’16), or co-Director Rafael Sturdivant at

School-Based Tutoring Locations


Cleveland Metropolitan School District

  • Cleveland School of the Arts
  • Collinwood High School
  • Daniel E. Morgan School
  • (Frances Payne) Bolton School
  • John Hay Campus (all three academies)
  • Mary M. Bethune School
  • Michael R. White STEM School

East Cleveland City Schools

  • Shaw High School

Campus and Community Sites

  • Phillis Wheatley Association