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.)

Our fall 2022 after-school program will run Mon – Thu from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, in-person at SF Day School (350 Masonic Avenue), from the week of October 3 through the week of Nov 28. The volunteer commitment is one afternoon per week.

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. 


Additional Volunteer Opportunities this Fall

(You can express interest using the same 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.
  • High School Guidance Support – Volunteers high school age and older can work with our eighth graders on their high school applications, on a drop-in basis, during the second hour.
  • 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 as they transition into high school or providing drop-in tutoring to our high school students of all ages.

The volunteer application for fall 2022 is now available. Applications are due Friday, September 9 for SF Day eighth graders and Friday, September 16 for all other applicants. The short-answer questions are available here, for your reference.

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