Fortunately, there are resources available online, to supplement our program offerings. We encourage you to visit the sites listed below for additional information.

Caltech Y Rise Program

The Rise Program is a math and science-focused tutoring program that serves PUSD students between grades 8 and 12. The tutoring is provided by Caltech undergraduate and graduate students and the program is 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.

The Rise Program is currently accepting new students for the 2023-24 academic year. To apply, please visit Caltech’s webpage to check the eligibility requirements and fill out the online application. Tutoring is offered in-person on Caltech’s campus or online.

Harvey Mudd Math and Science

The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is a free over-the-phone math and science tutoring service for students in grades 4-12. Free tutoring services are available four nights per week, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. PST.

Tutors are all students at Harvey Mudd College, one of the top-ranked STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) schools in the nation, and they’re all selected for their technical expertise AND superior communication skills. They get extra training to make sure they give the best possible service!


codeSpark is part of the HOMER family, a team dedicated to helping kids everywhere start their learning journey and build critical skills for the future. codeSpark’s mission is to help all kids learn to code by igniting their curiosity in computer science and turning programming into play. Our award-winning application is designed to teach kids 5 and up the foundations of computer science through puzzles, coding challenges, and creative tools.

The leading provider of K-12 computer science curriculum in the largest school districts in the United States, also organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign.® is an education innovation nonprofit dedicated to the vision that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” show that anybody can learn the basics, and broaden participation in the computer science field. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, expanding from 1-hour coding activities to multiple community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace both in and outside of the classroom. It tackles math, science, computing, history, art history, and economics, as well as K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content. It focuses on skill mastery to help learners establish strong foundations, so there’s no limit to what they can learn next!

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