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Tutor an ESL adult students attending community college!

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ORGANIZATION: Upward Scholars

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 123 people are interested

Upwards Scholars, a nonprofit located in Northern California, provides academic support ESL students so they can attend any of the three community colleges in the San Mateo Community College District (i.e., CaƱada College, College of San Mateo, Skyline College) in California. We are looking for tutors to work with our students on their ESL class assignments. Most tutors meet with their students once a week (60 to 90 minutes) to go over their class assignments. Since students will continue with their online learning, all tutoring session will be virtual (email, phone, text and video conferencing). Students and tutors work out a time and communication tool that works for them both.

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About Upward Scholars


855 Jefferson Ave, Box 506, Redwood City, CA 94064, US

Mission Statement

Upward Scholars provides adult immigrants the boost they need to move up the economic ladder through education and vocational support.


Upward Scholars supports students with the following:

  • Textbooks, which can cost several hundred dollars a semester.
  • Bus passes, which cost $320 a semester, for all students who need to take the bus to college.
  • Tutors, by community volunteers who meet with students at a time and location that is convenient to the student and tutor.
  • Laptops for students who need them.
  • College advising to help students choose classes, resolve financial aid issues, and navigate the college bureaucracy. Silicon Valley Community Foundation makes this possible.

We also have a Conversation Club where students chat informally with community volunteers.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Critical Thinking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week across the 18 weeks in the semester (Aug 18 - Dec 19).

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