K-8th Grade Learning Pods

Looking for small group tutoring support for your group of elementary or middle school students?

Learning is not just about hitting the books—it’s about creating an engaging, interactive environment that brings out the best in each student.

Imagine a small group of students actively engaged, their curiosity sparked not just by textbooks but by real-world problems and collaborative projects. That’s the essence of K-8th grade learning pods.

Whether your child is a budding scientist, an aspiring artist, or a future entrepreneur, K-12 learning pods provide the platform for them to thrive, excel, and become lifelong learners.


Our K-8 learning pods:

✔ Supplement and provide classroom-style learning 

✔ Help students stay organized and on top of independent learning assignments

✔ Provide interaction and socialization with peers

Options for K-8th Grade In-Home Small Group Classes

K-8 Homework Club

  • This is the best option if you you have a group of students at the same school in the same class
  • The instructor will support students with schoolwork, either with a broader multi-subject focus or more targeted support for 1-2 subjects.
  • Can be adapted for a wider range of ages in the same group (broader age ranges will result in more general support).

K-8 Homeschool Pod

  • This is the best option if your group is homeschooling.
  • Parents should plan on working within a homeschool system, which will provide curriculum that the instructor will use to support students’ learning.
  • To allow for more targeted instruction, students will need to be within 2 grade levels of each other and be either all elementary school or all middle school grades.

K-8 Small Group Logistics


In-office tutoring rates

Groups of 3-6 students: $45/hour/student

Groups of 2 students: $65/hour/student


Online tutoring rates

Groups of 3-8 students: $45/hour/student

Groups of 2 students: $65/hour/student

Requirements for K-8 Small Groups

  • Groups of 2 or 3 students must sign up for 3 hours minimum/week (or 27 hours minimum per semester)
  • Groups of 4 or more may do any number of hours per week.
  • In-Office tutoring groups are capped at 6 students; Online tutoring groups are capped at 8 students.
  • Payment is due in full up front for each 20-week term.

K-8 Small Group FAQs

Can AJ Tutoring accommodate requests that don't perfectly fit the homework club or homeschool pod models?

Please give us a call at (650) 331-3251 to discuss! We want to be flexible and support families’ educational arrangements whenever possible.

Can I interview the tutor prior to starting the club/pod?

We can arrange for a 15-30 minute online call with the tutor prior to the start of lessons so that all parents have an opportunity to meet the tutor. One of our K-8 academic leaders will participate in the meeting to help answer logistical questions.

One of the benefits of working with AJ Tutoring to set up your pod is that you’ll have access to the resources of a larger organization with 15 years’ experience in private education. If you have questions or feedback about how the pod is going, we’d be happy to talk with you and explore options!

What materials do students need to have available?

Students need to bring pencils, binders, paper, textbooks, whiteboards, markers, erasers…anything they would use in a classroom, plus whiteboards, essentially! We’ll provide grade-level materials lists upon sign-up. The pod host should plan to provide an easel, if possible, to assist with instruction.

Interested in K-8th grade learning pods?

We’d love to talk with you about options for small group classes for your student!

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