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Mills Peninsula Senior Focus1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10Burlingame, CA 94010


The Homework Central Mission is to assist children in developing their capacity to learn and achieve through homework assistance and family support. We believe that education is a critical component to a successful life in today's world. Often socio-economic and language barriers challenge this educational capacity. Our community homework centers with caring volunteers can mitigate these obstacles so that children can become capable students.

This innovative program serves 3rd through 5th grade children from North Central San Mateo. The children are referred by their teachers and bussed from schools to the homework site. Here they find tutors waiting for to assist them with their homework. There are 24 children at the site and the ratio of tutors to children is 1:3. Our volunteers are as diverse as the community we serve, ranging in age form students to retired senior citizens. It is not necessary to have a teaching background. Patience, a love of children, and a desire to help are the primary factors that bring volunteers together with students in our program. Volunteer tutors work a minimum of one day (two hrs) a week. Tutors are encouraged to volunteer as many days as their schedule and interest permits. Many of our volunteers commit four days a week! Orientation will be provided, 2 days Math & English skills review provided by school district.

We greatly appreciate the gift of each hour.

Homework Central Sites in San Mateo:

Sunnybrae Elementry School

Unitarian Universalist of San Mateo

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Park Elementry School


  • Tutoring
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
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