Recreation Department, College and Youth Group Academic Classes and Tutoring

Aliso Viejo Parks and Recreation
STEM Labs (6-9) and Engineering and Robotics (9-12), September 9 – October 14 and October 28 – December 16. Language and enrichment classes also available. Check website for schedule.


Anaheim Community Services Department
Tiny Tots Academy (3-5). East Anaheim Community Center, Peralta Recreation Center and Brookhurst Community Center. (714) 765-5191.   


Boys and Girls Club
Branches provide homework tutoring. College Prep is offered at some locations. Find the location near you on their website.


California State University Long Beach
The Community Clinic for Counseling and Educational Services offers assessment and tutoring for school-age kids (6-17) and developmental assessments (3-6). Services are provided by advanced graduate students. 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach. (562) 985-4991.


Cerritos College, Community Education
SAT Prep, grades 9-12. (562) 467-5050, Ext. 252.


Chapman University
Reading and writing tutoring (grades 1-5) at the Kathleen Muth Reading Center, taught by students earning their teaching credential. (714) 997-6613.


Cypress Recreation and Community Services
Tutoring Club (pre-K-12) arranged by individual appointment. $140 for four, one-hour sessions; continuous registration. (714) 229-6780.


Fountain Valley Community Services
OC First Language Academy offers Trilingual Immersion (3-5 and 6-12), Youth Writing Enrichment (8-12), Youth English and Math Enrichment (6-12), Cooking Up Cultures (6-12 and 12-18), Teen Math (12-18), Teen Writing Enrichment (12-18), and Teen Trilingual Enrichment (12-18). Additional programs include: Preschool Phonics, OC Tiny Tots Preschool Academy (3½-5), and Academy Enrichment (3½-5). (714) 839-8611.


Fullerton Parks and Recreation
Reading Development Sound-Start (grades K-1), Reading Development (grades 2-6) and Math Development (grades 2-6). $139, four-week session. (714) 738-6575.


Irvine Community Services
A variety of academic courses are available, such as college prep, foreign language, math, public speaking, reading and STEM. (949) 724-6610.


• Lakewood Recreation and Community Services
Free, after-school tutoring programs are available at some parks throughout the school year. Academic classes taught by Readwrite Educational Solutions include: Math Development and Reading Development (4½-12), $79; Readwrite en Español (4-7), $79; Parent and Me Pre-K Readiness (2 yrs, 4 mos – 3 yrs, 11 mos), $149; and Readwrite Kinder Prep (4-5½), $215. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408.


• Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine
Parents and Me Pre-K Readiness, Readwrite Kinder Prep, Reading, Math and More Preschool, ReadWrite en Español (4-6), Reading Development, Math Development, Spanish Language Immersion (10 mos – 6 yrs), Baby and Toddler Sign Language (2 mos – 4 yrs), Computer Coding (6-9), and a variety of STEM classes.  (562) 570-3100.


Long Beach Public Libraries
Family Learning Centers offer supervised homework assistance for students on a drop-in basis. Computers are available to help with assignments.


Los Alamitos Recreation
Ready, Set, Go Preschool (3-5), Supersitters (11+), Kids Cooking Academy (5-12), UC Personal Insight Questions (16+), Experiential Writing Classes/Camps (8-12), Robotics Programs (5-12), and Los Alamitos Volunteer Program (11-17). (562) 430-1073.


Los Alamitos Youth Center
Tutoring services (5-17) and R.A.S.C.A.L.S, an after-school club (4-11) in math, science, reading and more. Monday – Friday, 12:30-6 p.m. Plus a Teen Leadership Academy. (562) 493-4043. 10909 Oak St., Los Alamitos.


Mission Viejo Recreation
Homework Help (grades 2-6), Middle School Math Homework Lab (grades 6-8), Homework Assistance Lab, and college prep workshops for teens. (949) 470-3000.


North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton
A variety of classes (2-17) are offered in the cities of Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton. Reading classes focus on phonics, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, spelling, and writing enrichment. Math courses align with Common Core, as well as pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, PSAT/NMSQT math test prep, and SAT/ACT math test prep. Personal enrichment classes are also offered, such as public speaking, memory power, computer keyboarding, and techniques to improve studying, test taking, and organization skills. Cost range, $50-120. To learn more about course offerings and to register for classes, visit or call, (714) 808-4909.


Orange Community Services
After-school enrichment program for children (grades K-8). Group activities and homework help, with a focus on character development. Free. Monday – Friday, 2:45-6 p.m. El Camino Real, Grijalva, Killefer, and Handy parks. (714) 450-0759.


Santa Ana College
Early Reader (6-7), Reading and Comprehension (8-12), English Composition (9-12), Vocabulary and Spelling (9-12), Study Skills (12-17), Basic Math (8-2), Spanish For Fun (6-14), Online Driver’s Ed (15+), and more. (714) 564-6594.


Stanton Recreation
Math tutoring offered by the Young Leaders of Orange County (grades 2-6). Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Limited space available, pre-registration required by calling, (714) 379-0129. 11822 Santa Paula St., Stanton.


Tustin Community Services
Reading Readiness (3-6), Reading and Math Development (6½-11½), Spanish for Kids (6-10), and Reading and Writing (5-12). (714) 573-3326.


Youth and Government (10-12) and/or Model United Nations (grades 6-9) are offered at some YMCA branches. Find your nearest location at