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Mentor First-Generation High School Students in Math

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Mission Graduates

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Are you interested in helping first-generation students better prepare for college and graduate on time? Apply now to become a Math Tutor!

Who we work with: Our students are college-bound low-income youth of color who will be the first in their family to attend higher education. With Mission Graduates, you can provide individualized, one-on-one support to help first-generation students pursue more rigorous academic pathways when they begin college!

Why? Remedial classes are where many first-generation college students start their higher education, yet many of them get lost and never finish college.

In California, only 1 out of 5 students taking remedial courses will earn a degree. When pursuing community college, students taking remedial courses transfer to a university within 6 years, not the average 2-3 years.

Let's send our scholars better prepared for their new college lives! With your support as a Math Tutor, our students can avoid remedial classes, reducing their expected graduation time from 7-8 years to the average 4-6 years.

When applying, please be sure that you would be able to commit to the following:

  • Math Volunteer Orientation
  • Weekly, 1.5-hour tutoring sessions during after-work hours with a high school student, February - May 2021
Math Tutors must be comfortable with:
  • Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus.
  • Basic Algebra: positive/negative numbers, fractions, rules of exponents, inequalities, parallel lines and system of equations.
  • Algebra II: function of a function (Linear Algebra - Composite functions), log & natural log, asymptote of a function and vertex and roots of quadratic function.
  • Trigonometry: special right triangles, Pythagorean theorem and trigonometric ratios

We encourage first-generation college graduates, Mission and Excelsior residents, bilingual Spanish-English speakers, and people of color to apply.

Please note that due to COVID-19, Math Tutors and students will meet virtually, with the possibility of in-person or hybrid activities once it is safe to do so.

Please note: San Francisco School District requires that you pass a background check and a tuberculosis test before you can work with youth.

Thank you!

To learn more about Mission Graduates, here is our website link: https://www.missiongraduates.org/

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About Mission Graduates


3040 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Mission Statement

Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco's Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education.


Founded in 1972, Mission Graduates provides a wide range of afterschool, in-school, and summer programs helping to establish college education as an expectation and goal for every child. Each year, Mission Graduates reaches over 3,600 low-income children, youth, and families in San Francisco, emphasizing college as a means to achieve economic equity and strengthen the fabric of our community.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


Mon Feb 01, 2021 - Sun May 02, 2021
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Mathematics
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Tutoring




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1.5 hours/week, February - May 2021
  • Negative TB Test

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