Become a Teacher

Become a Summer Teaching Fellow


Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano’s summer teaching fellowship is a life-changing experience for students and teachers alike. Teaching fellows receive firsthand experience creating and implementing lesson plans. Teaching fellows receive 8 days of teacher training and on-going professional development and support from Breakthrough Directors and Mentor Teachers. The Princeton Review has ranked Breakthrough as a Top Ten summer internship and Breakthrough Collaborative partners with many prestigious teaching programs such as Teach For America, Urban Teacher Center and MATCH Teacher Residency.

For our online application process, visit our national website at Please contact Director Victor Cota for more information and questions, 949-661-0108 ext. 1342.

Become an In-Session Teacher! (School Year Tutoring) 

Breakthrough SJC is looking for talented high school students in Orange County to provide homework help and enrichment for Breakthrough seventh and eighth grade students attending Marco Forster Middle School. In-Session teachers will receive ongoing training and must be available to teach Tuesdays and /or Thursdays from 3:20-4:30 p.m. at Marco Forster Middle School, 25601 Camino del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.

The application for the 2017-2018 In-Session program will be available soon.  Click on our recruitment flyer for  more information about being a middle school after-school tutor.

Become a College Bound Tutor! (School Year Tutoring)

In order to support Breakthrough students through their high school experience, we are looking for high school and college students to serve as tutor. Tutors will receive ongoing training and must be available to work with students on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of San Juan Capistrano.

The applications for tutors will soon be available for the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for our recruitment flyer with more information about being a high school tutor.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Carolina Pallares, at or 949-661-0108 ext. 1350 for additional information regarding the tutoring program and becoming a tutor.