Academic Support & Enrichment for East Bay Kids - 510 Families

Academic Support & Enrichment for East Bay Kids

Does your child need learning support, tutoring, or want academic enrichment outside of school? There are many local (and, now, virtual!) places serving families in Oakland, Berkeley, and nearby that will help your child reach their potential through improving study skills, reading, math, executive function, and more. You might find educational workshops or weekly academic classes that suit your child’s needs. Some of the same vendors offer one on one tutoring; just ask!

This guide was sponsored by Inspire Behavioral Learning Tutoring and Classes.

Academic Support Classes for East Bay Kids

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Imagine an outdoor library with interesting books and shady nooks | Photo: Inspire Behavioral Learning

Inspire Behavioral Learning Classes and Tutoring

Inspire Behavior Learning offers educational programs with play-based learning, academic mastery, and extracurricular activities. Children in both general education and special education can get tutoring 1:1 and in small groups (learning pods) for multiple subjects in PreK-6th grade, plus English, ESL, and executive functioning for all grades. Kids and instructors can show up together online, in-home, and outdoors — pick what works for your family! Inspire believes that to inspire learning is to inspire action, where children enjoy learning by doing, based on their unique motivation and interests.
Age of student: 4 to 18+
Rates and Hours: Online tutoring $38/hr; in-person 1:1 tutoring $45-$50/hr; group tutoring and class rates vary by group size. Services are free for children with vouchers from affiliated charter schools. Open Monday through Saturday.
Learn more about Inspire Behavioral Learning Classes >>

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Writing classes and camps start as young as age 4 | Photo: Inspire Behavioral Learning

More Academic Support and Enrichment

FireCracker Math

FireCracker Math offers in-person and online group classes to kids in grades K-11 on extracurricular math topics including test and competition preparation and private instruction. They spark children’s interest in math, deepen their knowledge, and further develop their aptitude and talent in math.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Inspire Behavioral Learning Tutoring and Classes

Student-centered tutoring for Pre-K, TK, K-12, and older students in English Language Arts. Additional subjects, too

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Kumon Math & Reading Program

Kumon helps children actively develop critical thinking skills while progressing independently through a carefully crafted curriculum. The Kumon Math and Reading programs cover everything from counting to calculus, and phonemics to Shakespeare for ages 3+.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Lindamood-Bell Instruction

Lindamood-Bell serves children with learning challenges or a previous diagnosis such as dyslexia or autism spectrum disorder as well as those seeking to enhance skills. One-on-one diagnosis and instruction available.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Mathnasium

Mathnasium your friendly math-only learning center. They help kids in grades 2-8 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Mathnasium @home is available online.

Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

Su Yun’s Chinese Learning Center

Su Yun's Chinese Learning Center is an after-school and summer program that provides Mandarin language instruction along with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) experiences to reinforce the language and culture.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Sylvan Learning Center

Programs include personal tutoring, math intensives, STEM enrichment, and college prep. Watch your child’s skills and confidence soar with help from the certified instructors at Sylvan Learning. Programs are online and in-person.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

theCoderSchool

The flagship after-school program, Code Coaching®, combines a super-small 2:1 teaching ratio with an individualized curriculum so kids are able to move at their own pace. Larger classes also available.

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

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Reading a science book outside | Photo: Inspire Behavioral Learning

This guide was sponsored by Inspire Behavioral Learning Tutoring and Classes. All decisions for this guide were made by 510families.

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