Los Ayudantes (the “Helpers”) is a literacy, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Redwood City public school students improve their literacy and critical thinking skills. We place volunteers to help in the classroom for 6th-8th graders and run an after-school book club for 4th-5th graders. We work with small groups of students in the classroom, and provide enriching, after-school book clubs so children can get extra practice and be encouraged by positive adults who believe in them.

Location & Phone

2950 Fair Oaks Ave
Redwood City

"Thank you for helping me in spelling.  It was fun because I can now spell better.  And I can spell better longer words.  I will miss you"

Alex, MIT Student

"My students receive quality assistance in smaller groups than I could do on my own, and I have an opportunity to focus on the student who are left with me.  I notice an increase in the quality of work the students turn in after working with Los Ayudantes.  Its as if they see what is actually expected AND that they are able to work to that level. Then they seem to try to reproduce that level on later work."

Minda Hurd, Language Arts teacher at McKinley Institute of Technology

"Los Ayudantes has had a significant impact on student achievement.  Los Ayudantes tutors work one-on-one with students or in small groups, which gives students a safe place to learn and allows tutors to tailor instruction to meet the students' individual needs"

Jennifer Knopf, Assistant Vice Principal, McKinley Institute of Technology