Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

- Nelson Mandela


Who We Are

American Council of Teachers Incorporated (ACT Inc.) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit tutoring program designed to provide academic and behavioral support in youth development, by thinking differently about teaching. Our teachers are the catalyst willing to change and support under-educated and under-estimated students. By using a proactive approach and preventive measures that connect students to relate-able teachers. Our focus is to serve struggling and at-risk students by using our council of 400+ community based teachers to teach and mentor students who are:

  • Struggling in General Education

  • Referred to Special Education

  • Struggling with specific learning disabilities (SLD)

  • Academically/Behaviorally challenged

Our Mission 

To foster and promote healthy behavior and academic excellence.


Academic Behavior Consequence Model (ABC)

American Council of Teachers (ACT) Inc. uses the ABC (Academic, Behavior and Consequence) model in conjunction with community teachers and certified teachers as our approach to closing the gap between education and action. Through thinking differently, the practice of realizing how our educational experiences impact our actions - we strive to empower our students to better understand the interaction between behavior and academic success.

What We Do

We are a mobile tutoring and mentoring program that is facilitated by teachers at local libraries, churches, and community centers. We teach, reteach, and support students’ learning and assist in completing assignments and classroom projects.

Our Vision

To build trans-formative partnerships within Special Education and in General Education, by thinking differently about teaching.

Year-round academic support

Student Participation Form

 We offer low cost after-school tutoring and Summer Academic Programs for struggling students supported by professional teachers in or near the students' community. Pricing may vary based upon student academic needs for after-school tutoring. Participants can register here online or call (650) 468-7888 for details. Please complete and submit the student participation form by clicking here!