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Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is the largest educational nonprofit in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to deliver and advocate for STEM education that inspires students, who lack access and opportunities, to succeed in college and careers. We are guided by the belief that all students are capable of pursuing higher education and boosting their future economic mobility regardless of their background. SVEF has an established legacy of providing proven STEM programs and being profoundly committed to empowering students to graduate high school career and college ready. The impact of our work is evident in our strong partnerships with districts and donors in closing the achievement gap and the creation of a workforce that has the skills to meet 21st century needs.

Elevate [Math] College Mentor


Are you passionate about making a positive impact on students' and their futures? If so, this

opportunity is for you. We strongly encourage bilingual candidates to apply.

Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) has been partnering with school districts since 2008 to

provide Elevate [Math], a summer program designed to prepare 3rd-10th grade students for success in their next-level math courses. Our mission is to support underserved students facing barriers to access and opportunity to succeed on their journey toward college and a promising future.

As a College Mentor, you will play a vital role in supporting teachers and students' success during the

Elevate [Math] program as well as prepare students with experiences/ideas around higher education. You will work both inside and outside the classroom, serving as a mentor, working through SVEF’s curriculum, and inspiring their motivation to pursue college.


Locations vary across the Greater Bay Area, matching your preferences as indicated in your application.

Districts are heavily concentrated in the San Jose area, with school districts as far north as Lodi, San Leandro, San Francisco, and south into Soledad and Gilroy.

The program's specific dates vary by district, starting in early/mid June and concluding between July and August.

Classes run for an average of 3.5-4.5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week, depending on district requirements. Times can vary slightly by district needs.


  • Support 3-6 classrooms with math instruction, college readiness activities, and STEM Career Talk

  • facilitation.

  • Serve as a mentor and positive role model for students.

  • Deliver 5-6 college readiness lessons per assigned classroom, as time permits.

  • Provide IT support to teachers, students, and families.

  • Offer administrative support, including calling parents and recording student attendance.

  • Reinforce classroom norms and support group discussions, whether in person or via Zoom.

  • Engage with students through questioning during pair-share or small group sessions.

  • Assist with technology tools like Zoom, Google Classroom, and Nearpod.

  • Support teachers and the program with various assigned tasks.


Program Orientation & Professional Learning

Mandatory pre-program synchronous and self-paced training (Nearpod lessons/webinars) Professional Learning via Zoom:

  • Session 1 Logistics: May 15, 1pm-4:30pm OR May 22, 9:30am-1:00pm (subject to change).

  • Session 2 Curriculum: May 16, 1pm-4:30pm OR May 23, 9:30am-1:00pm (subject to change).

  • Connect With Your Teachers: May 18th, 2-3:30pm, Location TBD.

Professional Learning Community (1 hour)

Collaborate with Elevate [Math] staff and fellow College Mentors through Zoom sessions to share best practices and tackle classroom challenges during the program. (Date and Time TBD).


  • Currently enrolled in college or a recent college graduate.

  • A strong interest in working with 3rd-10th grade students in an academic setting.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written, verbal, and digital communication.

  • Ability to deliver SVEF-provided college readiness curriculum to a classroom of up to 25 students.

  • Capability to work independently and collaboratively in a classroom setting.

  • Required proof of TB test results and fingerprinting before working with students (costs reimbursed by SVEF). District-specific fingerprinting may be required.

  • Access to reliable transportation


Elementary & Middle & High School Programs (19 days): salary of $2,552 ($116 daily rate).

Longer High School Programs (24 days): salary of $3,915 ($145 daily rate).

* Full compensation covers participation in all PL and PLC dates, daily classroom commitment, out-of-class preparation, and logistical responsibilities. Payroll taxes apply. There is no overtime and a cap of 8 working hours per day. Program length can vary depending upon district assignment.

Referral Bonus: Receive a $50 gift card as a referral bonus when both you and your referred College Mentor complete the Summer Program.

SVEF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.


Apply here!

If you have any questions, please email

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