tutor information

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:

Grades

8th – 12th grade public school students (PUSD students receive priority)

Commitment 

Tutors are asked to commit to a minimum of 2 terms per year and 1 day per week of tutoring.​

Schedule

Regular schedule (Mon-Thur, 4:00 – 5:30PM).  Tutors commit to the same day each week.

Program Format

Tutors are matched with a regular student

Rise program

Grades

6th – 12th grade public school students (PUSD students receive priority)

Commitment 

No regular commitment needed.  Tutor when you are available 

Schedule

Flexible schedule.  Tutors decide how often and what times they are available.

Program Format

Students schedule sessions with available tutors

y-tutor

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 from past trainings:

tutor information

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:

Grades

8th – 12th grade public school students (PUSD students receive priority)

Commitment 

Tutors are asked to commit to a minimum of 2 terms per year and 1 day per week of tutoring.​

Schedule

Regular schedule (Mon-Thur, 4:00 – 5:30PM).  Tutors commit to the same day each week.

Program Format

Tutors are matched with a regular student

Rise program

Grades

6th – 12th grade public school students (PUSD students receive priority)

Commitment 

No regular commitment needed.  Tutor when you are available 

Schedule

Flexible schedule.  Tutors decide how often and what times they are available.

Program Format

Students schedule sessions with available tutors

y-tutor

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: