Meet Our Team

Help Us Make Progress

If you desire to improve educational equality and student achievement, consider joining our team. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds to help us serve students with need across the globe.

Program Leadership

Somé McCowan | Director

I am a school educator with expertise in PK - 12 and postsecondary education. Throughout my career I have shown a commitment to promoting equity in learning through practices that provide scholars the opportunity for equal life choices beyond school. I have been a secondary teacher, academic coordinator, school level administrator, adjunct professor, and central office coordinator, and director. I have also worked in the non-profit field as a director of public relations. As Director of Progress Point Tutoring, I am excited to contribute to the advancement and growth of our mission.

Akila Uppalapati | Assistant Director

I am an undergraduate student at Saint Louis University who is passionate to provide free online tutoring for students in need. Pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Health Care Ethics on the pre-med track I believe that education is important. Everyone should have access to good resources in order to aid them on their education journey. I hope to help students reach their fullest potential through our tutoring. As Assistant Director of Progress Point Tutoring I am excited to provide a quality educational resource for students to support them through their academic journey.

Arushi Agrawal | Senior Operations Manager

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is driven toward providing quality education to those in need. Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, I believe education is every child's basic right. I see education as the stepping stone to a successful life, and by offering students free education, we are empowering our future. As the Senior Operations Manager of Progress Point Tutoring, I am committed to contributing to this exciting cause! 

Shreya Karra | Senior Program Manager

I am an undergraduate student at Saint Louis University, determined to provide equal education and resources to students in need. I am currently pursuing a BS in Biology and Neuroscience along with a minor in Health Information Management on the pre-med track. I am genuinely passionate about education equity and ensuring that all students, regardless of their financial circumstances, have access to quality tutoring services. As the Senior Program Manager of Progress Point Tutoring, I am ecstatic to be a part of this incredible cause, helping students thrive and make their dreams a reality.

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