Teach Seniors Technology is a non-profit organization registered with the Secretary of State, California and is 501(c)3 certified. Teach Seniors Technology was founded in 2013 and seeks to educate seniors about technology through teaching them about social networking, surfing the web, and operating the basics of computers. This program is run by volunteers who have a passion to teach technology and give back to the senior community.
Our mission is to improve the quality of lives of seniors by integrating them into the world of technology and bridging the generation gap.
"Stuti has been of great service to me regarding any specific help I needed on my computer. She has met me at the library whenever I requested it and has taught me what I needed to know. She's reliable, knowledgeable, and personable. I recommend working with her highly" - Jeanette Chin, Student
"Larry and I just wanted to thank you again for being so helpful with us on the computer session. Also, we are really enjoying Shazam thanks to all your help with that" - Sandi and Larry See, Students
“Dear Stuti, It was indeed a pleasure having you at our community this summer to teach computers to our senior population. The course program you taught was well-crafted, and your delivery to our residents was very person centered. I sincerely thank you for taking the initiative on this class and appreciate your dedication to serve the community.” - Radhika Singh, Activities Program Coordinator, Belmont Village of San Jose
“Great job, Stuti and her team! An amazing group of young people wanting to help seniors stay in touch with family and friends through technology. Stuti was also very interested in learning more about Leos and taking this idea nationwide. She was interested in expanding the project by helping underprivileged youth get the tools they need to compete using technology. So inspiring - I see future Lions here.” - Linda Pugliese, President Scales of Justice Lions Club, San Jose
Translation: "Michelle Zhang (International VP) has more patience than my children."
Translation: "Michelle helped me create a Wechat account. I can finally talk to my middle school classmates!"
"BIG Thank you to Eleanor for helping me get comfortable with technology. This has both helped me become independent on daily life things like finding doctors on the net to deepening my ability in my hobbies like photography by teaching me how to edit my pictures and making collages. My family is very grateful to you as they admire the beautiful collages I send them from time to time. Your patience and ability to make complex things simple have changed my life in so many ways - thank you! You are simply amazing and I know you have great runway ahead of you as you make a difference in many more lives..." - Uma Dudani, Student
Teach Seniors Technology has locations in USA, India, China, and Singapore
Stuti Vishwabhan, a current freshman at MIT, started Teach Seniors Technology in 2013. Stuti has an excellent academic profile and has won numerous awards. She has won the Top Student Award of her class of 2016 consecutively for the last three years. She enjoys sharing her teaching skills with people of all ages. She was the President of the high school Math and Science Academy and an officer in the Women in Computer Science club. At her school, she helps her peers with Math and Spanish tutoring. All these experiences help Stuti take her passion of knowledge sharing to the next level. Stuti believes that by educating seniors about technology, she can help bridge the generation gap.
Stuti was also President of another non-profit organization called International Association of Youth (theiay.org) and raised money to donate sleeping bags and hygiene supplies to the homeless. In her free time, Stuti loves to sing and play the guitar.
Michelle is a junior at Lynbrook High School. She has a strong passion towards improving the lives of seniors in her area. Michelle was the first TST volunteer who focused on teaching mobile device usage and life simplifying apps. She extended the service to the Chinese speaking community by teaching at Guidepost Gospel Church starting May of 2015. She teaches in Mandarin and has created user-friendly handouts to aid the seniors' learning.
Michelle plays tennis and was on her school's tennis team in freshmen year. She won the Scholar Athlete Award, an award only given to students who maintained a perfect GPA throughout the season. During last summer she went to Costa Rica as part of the Lynbrook ecology team to study the critically endangered leatherback sea turtles. Outside of school, she enjoys playing guitar and singing.
Swathi is a senior at Presentation High School. She participates in Speech and Debate and has won awards at tournaments in the South Bay League. She is part of the esteemed Bella Voce choir and learns music outside of school as well, playing piano and singing. She recently got a perfect score on the National Spanish Exam.
Michelle is a senior at Homestead High School. She is the founder of Art2Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to donate art supplies to underprivileged minority students. She is an accomplished artist dedicated to raising awareness about the environment through painted designs on eco-bags. She loves to help seniors master basic functions on devices such as the iPad.
William Chen is a junior at Lynbrook High School. He loves math and science, and enjoys helping people through volunteering. He has been a seasoned soccer referee at AYSO, has taught children technology in science camps, and is a frequent music performer for hospitals and retirement homes. He has recently started a new chapter to teach seniors using iPAD and smartphones in the Life's Garden senior retirement community in sunnyvale, which has attracted a group of over 30 seniors every week and 4 new volunteers.
Siddharth is a senior at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL. He has participated in Math Team and DECA and competed in the Illinois DECA State Conference. He has received two Gold Awards at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Science Fair. Siddharth also runs in the Neuqua Valley Cross Country Program and frequently volunteers at the Naperville Public Library as well as with Interact.
Aaron is a sophmore at Dublin High School, CA. He plans to be in Speech and Debate and CSF. Also, he will play for his school's soccer, tennis, and swim team. Additionally, he plays the piano outside of school. In his free time, Aaron enjoys playing sports and videogames with his friends.
Akanksha is a junior at Los Gatos High school. She runs Country for the school, and is interested in math and science. She also loves to volunteer and help animals. She enjoys helping people and just working with people in general. She really wants to make a change in society and believes that this organization will help her achieve this.
Eleanor is a homeschooled, high school senior. She has received several awards for her performances on the piano. She also regularly volunteers as a math tutor for young students. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, and draw.
Udita Saha is a junior at Lynbrook High School, Cupertino, CA. Udita is very interested in helping and aiding the elderly about the technology.
Sanjana is a junior at Presentation High School. She has been on the Presentation Swim Team since her freshman year and has been swimming since she was eight years old. She loves reading and writing in her free time. Outside of Teach Seniors Technology, she volunteers at an animal shelter every Sunday. Along with her passion for teaching seniors, she has a passion for saving animals.
Riya Joshi is a junior at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, CA. She has been on the Sea Hawks swim team since 6th grade and has been swimming at a young age. She is also currently on her high school swim team. Riya used to model for Old Navy as well. Riya has also founded another organization called Change For Changes which collects change and donates it to other charities in need. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.
Karthik is currently a freshman at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. He plays table tennis and has won national and international medals. Karthik volunteers at Abode Services serving homeless people. He volunteers at India Community Center to help people of all ages attending summer camps. Aside from volunteering, Karthik participates in math, science, and debate competitions.
Nathan Hadi is a sophomore at Milpitas High School. He enjoys running and was on the track and field team during his freshman year. Nathan has also participated in the American Mathematics Competition Club at his school. His interests include math, computers, and robotics. During his free time, he likes to play board games and tutor people.
Naman is an 8th grader at Chaboya Middle School in San Jose. He is an ASB officer at school and works as a treasurer. Besides this, he is passionate about speech and debate and has participated in many competitive tournaments, including the National Middle School Tournament, and has won numerous awards. He also plays basketball for Team Elite. Naman enjoys getting involved in his community and spending time with friends and family.
Kaitlynn is a junior at Presentation High School in San Jose, CA. She is a Vice President of the Speech and Debate team, and placed in the top 8 of Expository speakers at the State Tournament. She is also a member of the Varsity Golf Team, and spends time tutoring her peers in Math and Science. In addition to her extracurriculars, Kaitlynn is one of the top students in her class.
Jessica Li is a freshman at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. She is currently involved in the Interact and YAK (Youth Activities for Kids) clubs at school, and also plays soccer for the school's team. In her free time, she likes to play piano, guitar, and watch Netflix.
Harker High School
Saratoga High School
Lynbrook High School
Leland High School
Milpitas High School
Saint Francis High School
Stratford Middle School
Saaketh Gunukula (8th Grade)
Anusha is a junior at Sanskriti School, New Delhi, India. In her free time, Anusha loves listening to music, dancing, and reading. She wants to become an engineer in the future.
Siddhi is a junior at Sanskriti School, New Delhi, India. In her free time, Siddhi enjoys writing, cooking, and listening to music. Siddhi is actively involved in Interact, a rotary club involved in community service. She recently won best Interact member 2014-2015.
My name is Katy Chen and I attend Shanghai American School in Pudong (a county in Shanghai), and I am a sophmore. I participate in speech and debate. In addition, I attended AMIS, a European and Asian music festival with the school choir. Furthermore, I attended a month long program called Microcampus where we went to a rural village in Yun nan China and interacted with the elderly there. Ever since then, I have been passionate about improving the lives of senior citizens. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, and I also like to read.
Daksh Dave is a senior at the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. Some of his interests include playing the guitar, playing soccer, listening to music, and playing chess. He runs and is involved in a great number of clubs at his school. He would like to pursue a career in investment banking in the future. He is passionate about the cause and plans to start programs at the Kim Seng Community Centre and also at the Centre for Seniors in Singapore.
Teach Seniors Technology teaches seniors how to operate and understand computers through a one-on-one teaching style or classroom style with structured course curriculum.
‣ How to use computers: set user accounts/passwords, switch accounts, install programs, printers, access programs, upload and download pictures/videos, etc.
‣ How to use the Internet: IE, Google Chrome, and Firefox
‣ How to work with movies, photos, audio/video files
‣ How to play videos, music, and games via computers: set up TV connections, speakers, and other media devices with your computers
‣ What to watch out for during online computer access: Internet safety
For many older adults, it is valuable to learn how to use new technology, especially if they want to stay relevant, current, and connected in this technologically savvy world. Teaching seniors about technology allows seniors to keep in touch with younger generations who are almost always texting, tweeting, snap chatting, instragmming, or posting pictures on Facebook. Thus, our program bridges the generational gap and provides seniors an opportunity to qualitatively enhance their life in their later years. Aside from educating seniors, our program also educates high school students on the prevalence and importance of having seniors stay connected to technology. By getting high school students involved in our organization, we seek to enlighten them about the current problems facing their world and encourage them to take action and actively participate in community service work to prevent those problems.
Almaden Branch Library
6455 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95120
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at Almaden Branch Library every Saturday from 11:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. To sign up for our classes, simply call the Almaden Branch Library at (408) 808-3040 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at Cambrian Branch Library every Monday from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. To sign up for our classes, simply call the Cambrian Branch Library at (408) 808-3040 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Guidepost Gospel Church (Class taught in Mandarin)
6345 Janary Way, San Jose CA 95129
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at the Guidepost Gospel Church every Sunday from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. To sign up for our classes, simply call at (408) 927-9257 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Santa Teresa Branch Library
290 International Cir, San Jose, CA 95119
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at Santa Teresa Branch Library. To sign up for our classes, simply call at (408) 808-3068 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Dublin Senior Center
7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at Dublin Senior Center. To sign up for our classes, simply call at (925) 556-4511 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Camden Community Center
3369 Union Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
We currently offer technology classes for seniors at the Camden Commnunity Center. To sign up for our classes, simply call (408) 559-8553 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Campbell Senior Center
1 W Campbell Ave Ste C-33, Campbell, CA 95008
We currently offer classes at Campbell Senior Center. To sign up for our classes, simply call the Cambell Senior Center at (408) 866-2146 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Barbara Lee Senior Center
40 N Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
We currently offer classes at Barbara Lee Senior Center. To sign up for our classes, simply call the Barbara Lee Senior Center at (408) 586-3400 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave, San Jose, CA 95132
We currently offer classes at Berryessa Branch Library. Classes are on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. and Saturdays from 10 am-12 noon. To sign up for our classes, simply call the Berryessa Branch Library at (408) 808-3050 and inform them that you would like to join the Teach Seniors Technology classes.
St. Lucy's Church in Campbell
2350 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008
Classes started in summer of 2016 with 4 pilot classes. Continuing schedule to be confirmed.
Life's Garden Senior Center
450 Old San Francisco Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Classes started in summer of 2016. Classes taught in both English and Chinese. Please call (408) 245-5433 if you would like to join the class.
Belmont Village Of San Jose
500 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128
We offered an 8-week technology classes for seniors at Belmont Village.
Priya Living Center
1375 Civic Center Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95050
We offered technology classes for seniors at Priya Living Center.
Dublin Senior Center
7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568
We offered technology classes for seniors at Dublin Senior Center.
‣ 科技初级班 (by Michelle Zhang) Download Brochure
‣ Using iPad (by Michelle Zhang) Watch the Video Here
‣ HOW TO USE YOUTUBE (by Aaron Deviaprakash)
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‣ Featured in disability.gov article - Teach Seniors Technology highlighted as one of the top technology resources in California – Nov 10, 2014 (Download Brochure)
‣ Recipient of the Bay Area Jefferson Awards for Public Service - May 11, 2016
‣ Recipient of the 2016 San Jose City Council Community Honoree Award – March 5, 2016
‣ Michelle, recipient of appreciation certificate from Guidepost Gospel Church – Nov 2015
‣ Michelle, recipient of The President's Volunteer Service Award (Bronze) - Oct 2015
‣ Stuti, three-time recipient of The President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold) - Oct 2015, 2014 and 2013
‣ Recipient of University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for demonstrated commitment and leadership to understanding and addressing difficult social issues – May 19, 2015
‣ Recipient of appreciation certificates from Lion’s scales of Justice – Apr 28, 2015
‣ Commendation by San Jose City Council Aug 18, 2014
Interview with World Journal and Article - April 2016:
CareMore Community Resource Fair, where Teach Seniors Tech was a featured vendor - April 2016:
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Teach Seniors Technology is 501(c)3 certified with the Internal Revenue Service. If you would like to support Teach Seniors Technology, here is how you can do so.‣ Please write a check payable to Teach Seniors Technology.
You can also support Teach Seniors Technology by donating old electronic devices, such as old laptops, computers, tablets, smart phones, etc. Many of our seniors can benefit from such devices and learn more about technology! Please send old electronics to 3507 Quarry Park Dr, San Jose CA 95136. Please write a note stating that the electronics are for Teach Seniors Technology in your delivery.
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