After-School Tutoring for Motivated High School 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!




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.


Breakthrough operates across two locations in San Jose. When completing the volunteer application, you will be prompted to select your preference for either one or both.

  • Hoover Middle School -- Room 138, 1635 Park Avenue
  • Franklin McKinley School District -- Portable 1, 645 Wool Creek Drive


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 three months; 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.

  • Monday and Wednesday only -- Hoover Middle School
  • Tuesday and Thursday only -- Franklin McKinley District

Interested in applying?

Please complete our online application:


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

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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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