Homework Café Teacher
Simon Alojipan (he/they) graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's in Asian American Studies and Minors in Human Sexuality and LGBT Studies. He briefly pursued research as an Asian American Studies graduate student at UCLA, where he focused his research on reparative educational practices for QTBIPOC youth.
Simon has worked at the K-12 and college level as a tutor, program coordinator, and peer mentor. He taught at James Denman Middle School as part of Pinoy/Pinay Educational Partnerships, an ethnic studies program based in San Francisco. While at SFSU, he was also a program coordinator at the Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) and Asian American & Pacific Islander Retention Education (ASPIRE), where he developed workshops on holistic self-care, executive functioning skills, and academic and career preparedness. At Community Corporation of Santa Monica, Simon worked to revamp and establish culturally-responsive arts and humanities curriculum centered on social-emotional learning (SEL) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fun Facts and Hobbies
- Has played piano since age 5 (and almost went to music school!)
- Passionate about costume/fashion design and went to fashion school for 2 semesters.