Tutoring and College Prep

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

348 University Ave. STE #205
San Diego, CA 92105
619-641-7510 x250
Spanish: Claire Henry or Jessica Wawrzyniak
Vietnamese: Nicki Tung
  • The IRC in San Diego offers comprehensive academic and enrichment school based services for youth in middle school through college.
  • The Popular Education and Enrichment for Refugees (PEER) is an afterschool program at Monroe Clark Middle School specifically designed to address the unique academic and social needs of refugee students. From reading comprehension to multiplication, from learning how to use the San Diego transit system to maintaining an urban garden, PEER gets students involved inside and outside of the classroom. For more information, contact Kylie Garner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (619) 641-7510 x 256.
  • The Youth Food Justice Program teaches about nutrition and small scale organic growing while providing academic enrichment, mentoring and job readiness training at Hoover and Crawford High School. For more information, contact Keegan Oneal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (619) 641-7510 x 315.

Jewish Family Service

8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123

Hand Up Teen Leadership - This nationally-recognized program offers high school students an opportunity to learn about social change while making a measurable impact on the community. Teens receive leadership development training and run food distributions, coordinate food drives and fundraisers, organize advocacy and education activities, and plan special events that support the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry.

La Maestra 

Center for Youth Advancement
4185 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105
M-F 3-5:30 pm


Generations is an afterschool and summer academics, fitness and arts program for youth ages 5-18.

  • Focus on common core standards
  • Emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)
  • Tutoring
  • Application process
  • $15 per week (scholarships available)

Ocean Discovery Institute

Brooke Pinnix
2211 Pacific Beach Drive #A
San Diego, CA 92109
  • The program has an application process.
  • Provide tutoring to middle school and high school students through the Science Empowering Students and Bahia programs.
  • Ocean Science Explorers is a school-based educational initiative that provides early and continued exposure to ocean science, building scientific literacy.
  • The Bahia program is a series of after school programs that allows students to progress from middle school through high school and on to college with an emphasis in science conservation.


5280 Orange Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
  • Tutoring for grades K-12 in all subjects (cost based on income, low income families encouraged to apply)
  • College preparation and application process
  • G.E.D. preparation for all ages
  • Independent study (HS Diploma/GED)

Reality Changers

3910 University Ave. #300- RC
San Diego, CA 92105
Spanish: Miguel Gonzalez
Vietnamese: William Chuong
  • Reality Changers transforms lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance and leadership training to become first generation college students.
  • Mentorship, tutoring, community service, SAT prep application online.
  • School selection
  • Academic resume guidance
  • Personal statement coaching
  • Financial aid and scholarship application assistance
  • College selection and housing guidance