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Tutoring for low income Oakland 6th grader

May 2008

I tutor a woman through a library literacy program. She is now looking for help for her son with his school work. He is in the 6th grade and at an Oakland charter school. Does anyone know of free/low cost tutoring resources in the Oakland area? She does not drive so they will have to get to these places by bus. She was also hoping that there was a place for him to do his homework and get help as he was working.....any place like that exist in East Oakland or downtown Oakland? sue

Have her call Aspire Education they work with families that have lower incomes and the have tutors that can come to the home if they can get a good match. Google them online. needed help myself...

Here are a few free resources for your student's child. Depending on his needs, your student may also want to see if he qualifies for resource or other special education services. Good luck!

  • East Bay Jewish Coalition for Literacy Address: 300 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 Location: tutoring takes place at various Oakland public schools Phone: 510-839-2900 x272 Fax: 510-839-3996 E-mail: jcl at Website: Hours: during school hours, depending on tutor\x92s and student\x92s schedules
  • Oakland Public Library Partners for Achieving School Success (PASS) Addresses: Brookfield Branch Library 9255 Edes Avenue (510) 615-5725 Cesar E. Chavez Branch Library 3301 East 12th Street (510) 535-5620 Golden Gate Branch Library 5606 San Pablo Avenue (510) 597-5023 Main Library - Children's Room 125 14th St. (510) 238-3615 Melrose Branch Library 4805 Foothill Blvd. (510) 535-5623 Temescal Branch Library 5205 Telegraph Avenue (510) 597-5049 Hours: September through May, Monday thru Thursday, 2:30 through 5:15 p.m.
  • Oakland Unified School District Supplemental Educational Services Address: various providers Location: various locations Web Address: (click) Parents, Academic Support Phone: 510-879-8200 Fax: N/A\t Email: N/A Hours: various
  • Project Seed Address: 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite K, Berkeley, CA 94702-2000 Location: Tutoring takes place at school sites Web address: Phone: 510-644-3422 Fax: 510-644-0566 Email: NationalOffice at Hours: during school hours depending on class schedule. Office hours are 8:30 \x96 5:00 Monday through Friday except for holidays Jan