Volunteer tutor (San Jose)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


555 Dana AvenueSan Jose, CA 95126

A tutor helping a student


Tutor Volunteer (Anytime Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)


We are looking for volunteer tutors who will foster and help develop the inner city high school student’s intellectual and social growth. Tutors will help students with homework assigned by their high school teachers and will be on campus. Tutors may help special education students with basic topics like simple addition and multiplication. For those who are looking for more of a challenge, they may also help with topics spanning the entire range of the high school curriculum such as Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, English, and History. Tutors will work under the supervision of the high school teacher in charge.


  • Be flexible with student’s specific needs

  • Make sure students understand the concepts of the homework assignment as well as help them get the work done

  • Be patient

  • Cooperate with administration staff

  • Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations

  • Build long term relationship with the students being helped

  • Be on time and respect your commitment

  • Be respectful to the students and teachers


  • Have a genuine interest in helping the underserved

  • Must be proficient with high school topics or know how to find the answers to the homework problems online or through textbooks

  • Patience and professionalism

  • Strong communication

  • Reliable transportation to inner city San Jose

  • Must fill out school forms to volunteer (will be provided)

  • A entire semester commitment: 2 hours a week

If interested, please email support@openingdoorsfoundation.org:

send resume and write a few sentences on why you want to be a volunteer tutor with us


  • Adult Education
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Education
  • General Education
  • Healthcare
  • Counseling / Mental Health

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week

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