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After-School Tutoring for Motivated High School Students

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Breakthrough Silicon Valley

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Tutoring at Breakthrough involves working with an assigned student one-on-one to answer questions, review class material, prepare for tests, and develop effective study habits. We especially need tutors in math, science and history, although expertise in all subject areas is welcome.

Note: Tutoring is not offered on a drop-in basis; instead students and tutors commit to a regular weekly schedule. Volunteers are paired with a student (or more if interested) depending on their availability and the subjects in which they are comfortable tutoring.


We encourage high school and college students to apply, but also welcome other community members familiar with the key subjects needed.


All sessions are virtual for the rest of the year.


The days tutoring is available depends on the location. Tutoring is offered two days per week at each location. The first sessions begin at 3:00 pm, and the last at 6:00 pm. The minimum commitment required for tutoring is one hour per week on a regular basis for at least 5 sessions; the full semester is preferred, if possible. The tutoring application will prompt you to indicate your preferred days and time frames. All new tutors are welcome to a one-hour orientation.

Interested in applying?

Please complete our online application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WXC5553


Please email tutoring@breakthroughsv.org

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About Breakthrough Silicon Valley


1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126, US

Mission Statement

Our dual mission is: to prepare talented and motivated but under-resourced middle school students for success in academically rigorous high school programs that will lead them to college. and to inspire and prepare high school and college students to enter and excel in careers in education.


Breakthrough’s innovative Students Teaching Students model partners middle-school students with college and high school students who serve as teachers, role models and mentors, providing real-life examples that it’s 'cool to be smart’. Breakthrough boasts a proven ripple effect of positive results: 93% of Breakthrough student alumni are accepted to college preparatory programs and 72% of Breakthrough teachers, many of whom were Breakthrough students, go on to pursue professional careers in education.

Students commit to a minimum of two years of tuition-free intensive six-week summer sessions and after-school programs in which they take classes in core academic subjects, and participate in elective courses ranging from astronomy to African-American literature. Breakthrough's classes are rigorous and small (a maximum 4:1 student to teacher ratio) and full participation and attendance is expected of every student.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring
  • History
  • Math / Science Instruction


  • Teens


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

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