After-School Program

The Tutoring Experience

Tutor in our after-school program, supporting the success of our motivated fifth – eighth graders from underserved communities across San Francisco. We accept applications from adults, college students, high school students, and eighth graders at SF Day School. (Breakthrough students are eligible to tutor starting the spring semester of eighth grade.)

The commitment is one afternoon per week, Monday – Thursday, from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Our spring program runs from the week of February 6 through the week of April 17, 2023. Tutors must commit for the entire semester, including a training session the evening of February 1, a 1:1 mid-semester check-in, and a mid-semester take-home training

The application process will reopen in December 2022 for the spring of 2023. Applications will be due January 6, 2023 for SF Day applicants and January 20, 2023 for all other applicants. The short-answer questions are available here, for your reference. To receive notification when the application launches, please complete this brief form. (Please note that the application for fall 2022 is now closed.)

Questions about tutoring can be directed to Sara Marcopulos, Breakthrough’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

Other Volunteer Opportunities this Spring

(You can apply starting in December, using the tutor application.)

  • Teaching – Volunteers high school age and older can apply to teach an elective class during the second hour of the afternoon, instead of tutoring.
  • 1:1 Virtual High School Tutoring – Volunteers college age and older can work with 1:1 with one of our high school students over Zoom, on your own time. This requires familiarity with the higher-level academic content that high school students encounter.
  • Saturday Mentoring and Tutoring –  Volunteers college age and older can help out in-person on Saturdays, mentoring our ninth graders during their initial year of high school or providing drop-in tutoring to our high school students of all ages.