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Pass the Torch

About Our Program

Pass the Torch is a study team program that helps you earn the highest potential grade in a specific course so you can advance to the next level.

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For steps to meet with a tutor, see our TUTORING WEBSITE.

Peer-to-Peer Tutoring

We link students who excel in English, English for Second-Language Learners (ESLL), Math and Chemistry with students who want support in these same core classes.

You'll be matched into one-on-one study teams consisting of a team leader (tutor) and a team member (tutee). Teams are matched according to availability, meet for the entire quarter and work together in the specific subject in which the member is enrolled.

Learn how to join a study team as a member or leader.

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Our Basic Approach

  • Pass The Torch respects your individuality.
  • Our students come from a wide variety of economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • You work together in teams to strive for the highest possible grade for each individual member.
  • Pass the Torch founded Tutor Training to foster equity.

Our Primary Goals

  • To see that every student in Pass The Torch has the opportunity of success regardless of their past educational experiences.
  • To see our students move on to higher levels of education using Pass The Torch as a stepping stone.
  • To create a place on campus of pride, respect and yes, even fun.

Our Core Values  

Teamwork •  Commitment • Communication            

Pass The Torch − with its unique one-on-one study team emphasis − has proven itself quarter after quarter to be a program that makes a difference in Foothill College students’ academic success.

94% Spring 2023 Math Success Rate

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Give to Jean Thomas MemoriaL Scholarship Fund

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Please Contact Us!

Pass the Torch Program


3600 Building, Office 3609


Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–Noon
Closed: Holidays, Recesses & Summer
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