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 look for adults, college students, high school students, and eighth graders at SF Day School.

The commitment is one afternoon per week (typically 3:30 – 5:30 pm on Mon and Wed, and 4 – 6 pm on Tue and Thu) from early Oct – early Dec (fall semester) or early Feb – early May (spring semester). Volunteers are also required to attend training sessions, take part in a mid-semester check-in conversation, and complete other work as needed.

Volunteers are matched with the same students each session, ensuring that they build close relationships and learn how to best support their students. Volunteers receive extensive training and ongoing support from Breakthrough’s staff.


The application to tutor in fall 2021 will be available below and will be due in Sept 2021. To express interest and be notified when the application launches, please complete this brief form. Questions can be directed to Andy Shin, Executive Director.