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 application process for spring 2022 is now closed. We will reopen the application in August 2022 for fall 2022 volunteers. To express interest and receive notification when the application launches, please complete this short form.
The commitment for volunteers in fall 2022 will be one afternoon per week, from early October through early December. We anticipate our after-school program running Mon – Thu from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, in-person at SF Day School (350 Masonic Avenue).
In addition to tutoring on their designated day, volunteers are required to attend training sessions, take part in a mid-semester check-in conversation, and complete other work as needed. Volunteers high school age and older may apply to teach an elective class during the second hour of the afternoon, instead of tutoring. Volunteers must be fully vaccinated, including a booster as soon as they’re eligible, in order to work with students in-person. (For volunteers college-age or older who prefer to stay virtual, you’re welcome to apply to provide 1:1 virtual academic support to one of our high school students, using the same application.)
Questions about tutoring can be directed to Sara Marcopulos, Breakthrough’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction.