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Tutoring Program

The Gateway High School Tutor Program is a service for students who require or request additional support with homework and classwork. Tutoring support helps students build necessary skills, complete key assignments, and receive additional monitoring and support.

Students can get help with specific subject areas (math, science, humanities, Spanish, etc.) or with general study skills such as homework management, organization, and test preparation. Teachers or parents can also refer students who are in need of additional assistance simply by emailing the Tutor Program Coordinator, Joanne Wells.

Tutor Program Coordinator, Joanne Wells, recruits and organizes volunteer tutors (including peer mentors, alumni, parents, and volunteers from the community), then matches them with students, either one-on-one or in small groups.

In addition to matching tutors with students the Tutor Program also provides:

A safe space to study without the stigma of “special needs”

The program welcomes any student who wants to ask a few questions or even just sit quietly and do homework in the company of others. Students of all levels are encouraged to take advantage of the Tutor Program to help maximize their opportunities for success in high school and later in college.

Healthy snacks to help students focus

Food initially attracts many students to the program and often motivates them to continue attending. We typically have coffee, tea, water, and fruit available during the school day as well as a nutritious after school snack Monday - Thursday, 3:45pm - 4:45pm. Students who voluntarily extend their school day need additional nourishment to continue focusing on their studies so late into the afternoon.

A welcoming atmosphere with academic and emotional support

Our volunteer tutors and study coaches are dedicated to helping our students succeed! We always remember that it is not easy to be a teenager, and asking for help with difficult coursework is a challenge all on it’s own.

Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday - Thursday
8am - 3:35pm Fridays

Office Phone: 415-749-3600 ext. 3319

Mobile Tutor Hotline: 415-760-9367


 Tutoring Program Stats
  • Over the course of each academic year, 90% of students utilize the after-school tutoring program at Gateway.
  • Gateway students receive 5,000 hours of free tutoring over the course of the year (these services would cost approximately $330,000 in a commercial tutoring program).
  • More than 30 tutors volunteer weekly in our after-school tutoring program.

Gateway High School   |   1430 Scott Street   |   San Francisco, CA 94115   |   phone: (415) 749-3600   |   fax: (415) 749-2716   |   contact us
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