Our Teachers

Breakthrough15.1659Breakthrough SJC trains high-achieving high school and college students to teach in the summer and school-year programs as part of its unique students-teaching-students model. With guidance and support from directors and experienced professional mentor teachers, college and high-school students shoulder the responsibilities of full-time educators as they implement curricula, plan daily lessons, manage student behavior, and commit their time to helping younger students follow in their footsteps on the road to college.

Breakthrough SJC Teachers

  • 40 percent share the experience of being first generation college students
  • 80 percent are teachers of color (nationally only 16 percent of teachers are teachers of color)
  • 84 percent attend selective colleges (nationally only 7% of teachers attended selective colleges)
  • Average GPA of BTSJC teaching fellow is a 3.60

Breakthrough SJC teachers come from prestigious of colleges and universities across the nation:

Florida State University Stanford University
Barnard College Swarthmore University
Brown University The College of William and Mary
Carlton College Tufts University
Claremont McKenna College Tulane University
Columbia University University of Alabama
Connecticut College University of California, Berkeley
Cornell University University of California, Davis
Dartmouth College University of California, Irvine
George Washington University University of California, Los Angeles
Harvard College University of Chicago
Harvard University University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Harvey Mudd College University of Notre Dame
Loyola University, Chicago University of Oklahoma
Morehouse College Middlebury College
University of Pennsylvania  Northeastern University
University of Rochester Northwestern University
University of Southern California Pomona College
University of Texas, Austin Rice University
University of Virginia  Southern Methodist University
Vanderbilt University St. John's College
Wesleyan University Wake Forest University
St. Olaf College Yale University