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Study Smart Tutors and the San Francisco Public Library are partnering to bring you free college prep classes at your local library. Classes are taught by veteran instructors dedicated to providing an individualized experience so that every high school student can realize and reach their post-secondary goals.

  • Workshops are free and priority registration is given to 11th graders who live and attend school in San Francisco. Each class has a capacity of 25 students.
  • Students are asked to commit to attending each session of a course/series, but accommodations can be made if there is a personal scheduling conflict.
  • Students will receive an on-screen and email confirmation acknowledging their registration status. Cancelling/modifying registration can be done be emailing SFPL@StudySmartTutors.com.
  • There may be up to two hours of homework between multi-session courses. Students who attend each session, complete all homework, and participate in class generally achieve the highest score improvements.

Fall 2018 classes:


Sundays, October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, December 2
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

No registration is needed for this informal drop-in session designed to give students the opportunity to ask questions about college, discuss post-secondary options, and build their goals for after high school and beyond. As these sessions are designed specifically for the needs of students, parent and family attendance will not be accommodated.

100 Larkin St. | San Francisco, CA 94102 | website

Free registration

 - 1 spaces remaining.

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

This four week course will prepare students to take the 2018-19 ACT exams by building confidence, increasing their standardized test fluency, and setting effective test-taking goals. The ACT workshops will take place over the course of four weeks and will target a specific test date to ensure all materials and strategies are relevant and timely for students. Food and refreshments will be provided for each session.

100 Larkin St. | San Francisco, CA 94102 | website

Free registration

Sold Out

This class is now full, but you can sign up for the wait list below.


Sunday, December 2
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

These hyper-focused single subject course will focus on ACT Math. Students will learn content specific strategies and tips to maximize their success in this four hour, one-day course.

850 Columbus Ave. | San Francisco, CA 94133 | website

Free registration

 - 10 spaces remaining.

Sunday, December 2
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

These courses will help students build their soft-skills as they prepare themselves on their journey to and through college. This workshop covers study skills, time management, leadership skills, and more.

1616 20th St. | San Francisco, 94107 | website