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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caltech Y now offers two online tutoring programs to support public school students: The Rise Program and the Y-Tutor Program.  Both programs focus on individualized math and science tutoring.  All tutoring is provided by Caltech undergraduate and graduate students. The programs are designed to help students gain greater competency in math foundations, improve skills in math and science and prepare students for college-level math and science. 

Our programs currently have a one-to-one tutor to student ratio.  Tutors offer academic tutoring as well as mentoring.  A typical session can range from homework help or studying for a class test to preparing for the math portion of the SAT or ACT. ​

Please use the guide below in deciding which program is best for you.



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


Receiving a C+ or below in math or science

Program Format

Students are matched with a regular tutor(s) 


Regular schedule (Mon-Thur, 4:00 – 5:30PM).  Students are expected to attend 2x per week

Best for
Students who have struggled with math and/or science. The sustained support leads to better results and allows a dedicated tutor to get to know the student’s unique needs and progress.  


$150 for the academic year

(scholarships available)

Rise program


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




Program Format

Drop-in program. Availability may be limited.


Flexible schedule. Students can schedule up to 2 sessions per week with available tutors.

Best for
Students who need occasional support and are unable to make a regular commitment.




Flat rate or purchase session packages

(scholarships available)


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Pasadena, CA 91125


PHONE: (626) 395-6163

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