Tutoring & Online Instruction

We want our students to grow and thrive academically as well as emotionally and socially. Thanks to the generosity of teachers, parents, sponsors and the PTSA, we’re able to provide onsite tutoring — free — to students to help them master course material and become confident, empowered learners. In addition to the no-cost services detailed below, here is an up-to-date list of outside tutoring resources and online courses recommended by Tech families and teachers. Please email Lisa Spielman at lisa.spielman@ousd.org with any additions or corrections.

Math Mentors

Open to all students at all Math levels, Math Mentors is hosted by math teachers, community volunteers and paid Tech student tutors. There’s no need to sign up — just drop in! Snacks are available.

  • Monday, 3:45 – 5 PM, Room 205 (Mr. Ji)
  • Thursday, 3:45 – 5 PM, Room 236 (Ms. Mann)
  • Wednesday, 7:35 – 8:50 AM, Room S-3/Engineering (Mr. Li)

Funding for Math Mentors is provided by the PTSA and the Math Dept. Please email Natalie Mann, Math Dept. Chair, at natalie.mann@ousd.org with any questions.

Boost for 9th Grade Students

A peer tutoring program open to all 9th graders, Boost takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:35 to 5 PM, in the Teacher’s Cafeteria in the basement, and is offered in all four core subjects — Math, Biology, English and History (California Studies). Older students repeating Math or Biology are also welcome. A teacher is present but the bulk of tutoring is provided by 10th-12th grade peer tutors who have mastered the material and received coaching. 

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