Transcript of 2022 Awardee Sophie Wolters Video

2022 Awardee Sophie Wolters Video


When I was younger, I didn’t really think school was for me. I had a learning disability and I struggled a lot in school. I just didn’t really believe in myself.

But when I started getting tutored by a peer tutor, I started to find a passion and a love for learning, and I became much more confident.

I started Student Connection to make sure that every student who needs academic help has access to free one-on-one tutoring. Student Connection really focuses on serving students of color so we can increase the access to everyone who needs help outside of school.

By spreading my passion to other students just like me who want to give back to the community. We serve hundreds of students all across the Seattle area.

I get really proud when I hear tutors tell me how much their student has improved in their classes, but also most importantly, confidence.

And in every student we serve, I see myself, I see future learners who just need to believe in themselves, and I’ll work every day to make sure they have a tutor who believes in them.