Training

Be a College/Career Mentor!

Do you like helping students learn how to write and edit? Would you like to support a student who may be the facing some barriers to college entry? Are you a patient and curious person? If so, we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you. On September 21st, CSV will provide an information session for returning and new volunteers who want to help

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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How to Write a College Essay

Did you miss the College Readiness kickoff? Or do you want more in-depth information about helping your student to draft and edit her or his college essay? Or do you need the deadlines for college and the information about Naviance from the guidance department? We have you covered: Dr. Kimberly Parker’s advice about helping seniors to write their college essay is synopsied here, or

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New CSV Volunteers Hope to Make a Difference in Students’ Lives

“I love to learn and to help others to learn.” “Helping others to achieve their goals through education is very important to me.” “When you have an emotional, personal connection with a student, it’s very meaningful.” “I love to motivate students, to give them confidence, and to show them that if I came to this country and can succeed, then they can too.” “I’m

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Math Training Workshop Fall 2015

How do you solve for X ? Find 60% of 50. Convert 11/8 into a decimal. There are several ways to solve most equations. Volunteers may know how to answer these problems, but they may still be unsure how these concepts are being taught to students. Last week, about 30 Learning Center volunteers from all five upper schools gathered at Vassal Lane Upper School

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Tutoring Math K-3? This is for you.

November 4, 2015, 6:00-8:30 PM, we invite new tutors interested in the Intergenerational Math Program (IMP), which provides intensive support for individual students in grades K-3 struggling with math, to a free training workshop. Pay At-TEN-tion: Developing Kids’ Foundational Understandings of Our Number System Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the

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Upper (Middle) School Tutor Workshop

Upper (Middle) School Tutor Workshop (for new and experienced tutors) Vassal Lane Upper School 197 Vassal Lane, Cambridge, MA Thursday, November 12, 3:30-5pm ROOM 347 Tutoring middle school students is an art as well as an academic endeavor. Join us to learn about what makes middle schoolers tick. This presentation will include important considerations for working with students in grades 6, 7 and 8,

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Middle School Math Volunteer Training Workshop

Join us for an interactive workshop that will teach new and experienced tutors the style and methods of the Math in Focus curriculum, used by Cambridge Public Schools. Participants will learn to engage upper school students in mathematical concepts, build confidence, and develop problem solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus implementation looks like in the classroom, review strategies from the

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College Readiness Kickoff

Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2:30-4:00, in the Career College Resource Center (room 1501) at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for the first training session for our College Readiness Program mentors.  That day, we will hear from the CRLS Guidance Counselors about the college application process this year, which has some important differences from the process in prior years. We will begin helping CRLS

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Kickoff Orientation for New Volunteers

Calling new volunteers! Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Our first orientation — Wednesday, September 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm — is currently full to capacity. However, we have many more orientations scheduled in the coming weeks.  Click on these links to sign up for an upcoming orientation: Whichever orientation you choose, you will have the chance to ask questions, learn about the various volunteering

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