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 workshops or weekly classes suit your child’s needs.

This guide was sponsored by iD Tech.

Academic Support Classes for East Bay Kids

iD Tech Squads After School, Learn Tech with Friends

In Squads After School, iD Tech students learn alongside others in a small group with four other students (bring your own buddies to class, and you all save on fees). Squads run online for 90 minutes of social learning per day, with weekly sessions running Monday-Thursday.
Age of student: 7-17
Format and Price: Pricing starts at $299/week. Save 15% when you purchase 5 weeks of Squads for $1250 ($250/week).
Learn more about Squads After School >>

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Squads After School, students ages 7-17 choose a fun tech course including Minecraft, Roblox, Virtual Robotics, JavaScript, or Game Design and learn along with others | Photo: iD Tech

More Academic Support and Enrichment

ALOHA

Streaming classes only. ALOHA offers learning programs for ages 3 to 12 in math, reading, and writing. Give your child a head start!

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

Berkeley Math Circle

Online during Covid The Berkeley Math Circle (BMC) is a weekly program for over 500 San Francisco Bay Area elementary, middle and high school students. The weekly sessions are held via Zoom. Fall groups are full.

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

Classroom Matters

All work online Classroom Matters provides a customized program for students in grades K through 12 to help them excel in school, develop executive function skills, and take ownership of their learning. Now online.

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

Firecracker Math

Firecracker math offers math enrichment and individualized math instruction for K-11. Also offering private lessons and learning pod support.

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

iD Tech Squads After School

In Squads After School, students ages 7-17 also choose from a fun tech course including Minecraft, Roblox, Virtual Robotics, JavaScript, Game Design, and more, but learn alongside others in a small group with four other students.

Grades: 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.

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

Play Pals Pre-K Language Enrichment Groups

In-person Preschool Language Enrichment Groups for kids aged 3-5 is a great opportunity for children who need support with language development and peer socialization. Co-facilitated by a preschool teacher and licensed Speech Pathologist. Tues/Thurs: 90-min. morning and afternoon drop off sessions.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten

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 available via online, face-to-face tutoring sessions.

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

Writopia Lab

All programs online at this time. Weekly writing workshops on exciting topics meet during three school-year trimesters. These workshops generally meet for ten 90-minute sessions.

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

On Private Tutoring

Some of the academic support class providers also offer individual coaching. There are far too many tutors in the East Bay to do a comprehensive job of rounding them up. We recommend that you turn to your circle of teachers and counselors as well as some of the businesses listed above when the time comes to find a one-on-one tutoring relationship.

iD Tech One on One Tech Tutoring

In addition to the Squads After School collaborative classes, iD Tech offers Online Private Lessons in 60-minute tutoring sessions on fun technology-themed topics for kids ages 7-19.  Options include either themed multi-packs, where students can choose from a number of project-based courses, or, custom lessons where instructors who are experts in building a curriculum to student’s unique interests and skill levels.
Age of student: 7-19
Format and Price: 1 Lesson (1 hour) $70, save 10% with 5 Lessons (5 x 1 hr) $315, and additional savings on from there. Siblings can attend for free.
Learn more about Online Private Lessons >>

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This guide was sponsored by iD Tech. All decisions for this guide were made by 510families.

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