After-School Tutoring for Motivated High School Students



Times of day

Weekday Afternoons

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


645 Wool Creek Drive
Portable 1
San Jose
United States




Tutoring at Breakthrough involves working with an assigned high school student one-on-one to answer questions, review class material, prepare for tests, and develop effective study habits.

Note: Tutors for Breakthrough high school students commit to a one hour each week. 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. We seek tutors for all subjects, but especially higher level math, science, and history.


Breakthrough operates tutoring 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 -- 1635 Park Avenue
  • Franklin McKinley School District Office -- 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. Additional volunteer time is available. The tutoring application will prompt you to indicate your preferred days and time frames. New tutors must attend a one-hour orientation. Information about the next scheduled orientation will be provided shortly after your application is reviewed.

  • Monday and Wednesday only -- Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Avenue
  • Tuesday and Thursday only -- Franklin McKinley School District Office, 645 Wool Creek Drive

Interested in applying? Please submit the online application.

Questions? Please email


Training Provided

How To Apply

To apply, please submit our online volunteer application. Once your application is reviewed, you will be welcome to the next orientation for new tutors. Once you are matched with a student, details will be shared with you for a final confirmation before starting. Thank you!