After-School Tutoring for Motivated Breakthrough Students


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


1635 Park AvenueSan Jose, CA 95126

Make an impact on the lives of middle and high school students pursuing academic success and college acceptance. Sign-up to volunteer with us today!


Interested to support high school students in reaching their academic potential? As a one-on-one tutor, you will work with a Breakthrough student to complete homework, review class material, prepare for tests and develop effective study habits. We particularly seek tutors in higher-level math, science and history, although expertise in all subject areas is welcome.

Commitment: Tutoring is offered Monday and Wednesday at our SJUSD site at Hoover Middle School. As well as, Tuesdays and Thursdays at our FMSD site. Tutoring is not offered on a drop-in basis, but rather students and tutors commit to a regular schedule. So we ask that tutors commit to at least one hour per week and for a full semester to meet with a student on a regular weekly basis. Volunteers are paired with a student (or more if interested) depending on their availability and the subjects in which they are comfortable tutoring.

Location: Sessions can take place at Hoover Middle School at 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA on Mondays and Wednesdays. Or at our TBD location in the Franklin Mc-Kinley school district in East Side San Jose. Preferences for locations are based on tutors and students locations.

For more information about Breakthrough Silicon Valley and details about our volunteer opportunities, please visit the Breakthrough Silicon Valley website.

To apply, please submit our online Volunteer Application here:


  • Mentoring
  • Mathematics
  • STEM
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week minimum
  • Fingerprinting required for ages 18+

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