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The Rise Program is an on-campus afterschool math and science-focused tutoring program serving public school students. The Caltech Y has been administering the program since 2006 and the program has been successful at helping students who struggle with math and science. The tutoring is provided by Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students can use their Federal and Caltech Work-Study allotment to get paid for tutoring. 

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caltech Y expanded the Rise Program with a new Y-Tutor program.  The Y-Tutor program offers drop in, online tutoring for public school students.  Both the Rise Program and

Y-Tutor program will be online only for the fall term.

Please use this guide in deciding which program is best for you:

tutor information

The Rise Program is an afterschool math and science-focused tutoring program serving public schools students. The Caltech Y has been administering the program since 2006 and the program has been successful at helping students who struggle with math and science. The tutoring is provided by Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students can use their Federal and Caltech Work-Study allotment to get paid for the tutoring. Tutoring will be offered in-person and online during the

2021-22 academic year. 

Tutoring Schedule:

In-person and remote tutoring is offered 4 days a week, Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tutors select their preferred day. Schedule changes can be accommodated.

 

Location: 

Tutoring takes place in the Hameetman Student Center on Caltech's Campus, at John Muir High School,

and online.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: 

To participate in the in-person tutoring program, students and tutors must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all times.  Caltech has mandated full COVID-19 vaccination for employees and students, and will restrict access to indoor campus spaces to vaccinated individuals only.  This means that all individuals, including visitors, who are eligible to receive the vaccine (i.e., everyone 12 years old or older and those without an approved exemption) must be prepared to show proof of vaccination when entering any indoor campus space.

View the full guidelines for Rise Program COVID-19 precautionary measures here.  These are subject to change as we are continually monitoring the evolving situation.

Tutor Resources:

All tutors must attend a mandatory orientation meeting before tutoring in a Caltech Y Program.  Ongoing tutor training will be provided throughout the year. Here are some additional resources for tutors:

Trainer Workshops

tutor guide

tutor workshops