Upper School

New Learning Center volunteers wanted

Would you like to help a 12-year-old who is struggling a bit in school? Join us for a training on Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships to learn about tutoring in Learning Centers. We ask that Learning Center volunteers commit to one day per week, 3:00-4:30, either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for at least one semester (ideally the whole school year). We provide staffing,

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Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety

Upper School Tutor Workshop & Sharing Session on Executive Function and Anxiety Alice Cohen, Lead Teacher for Social and Emotional Learning with Cambridge Public Schools, will lead participants in a sharing session on academic tutoring and mentoring. This workshop will highlight how Executive Function and Anxiety affect students’ learning. This session will also provide time for tutors to share their experiences, ask questions, and

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Social/Emotional Learning

Alice Cohen, whose personal tag line is “working with kids that other people don’t like since 1972,” spoke to a packed library of volunteers at Cambridge School Volunteers’ (CSV’s) middle school training workshop on October 27, 2016. The event’s focus was middle schoolers. Most volunteers in the room had some experience tutoring, but a few were new volunteers slated to work one-to-one with students in Grades

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Become an Effective Upper School Tutor

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th as Alice Cohen, lead teacher for Social and Emotional Learning for the Cambridge Public Schools, provides new and experienced upper school tutors with tools and strategies to help understand and connect with students. Ms. Cohen will talk about key aspects of adolescent development that impact your work as a tutor or mentor and will help you think about setting goals

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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Our impact

We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below:

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Deandra Williams Honored for Field Instruction

We are thrilled to learn the the Field Education Department at Boston University School of Social Work has selected our Director of High School Volunteers, Deandra Williams, for an Excellence in Field Instruction award.  Deandra was nominated by our BUSSW intern, MSW candidate Emily Pentz, who described the significant impact Deandra has had on her professional growth as a developing social worker.  Emily has

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Volunteer Training Takeaways

CSV regularly works with teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists, math and literacy coaches, and other educators to design workshops.  Here are the slides from some of the workshops that CSV offered during the 2015-2016 school year. Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 1 Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function: Part 2 Cultural Competence How to Tutor in the Upper Schools Middle School Math – October

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You Are Invited – Tues. May 17, 5:00

On Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, at the Fitzgerald Theater, CSV invites the community and most particularly our volunteers to our “Warm Spring Thank-You and Mingle”.  This free event is our year-end appreciation for all volunteers. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and our warm gratitude. We also invite parents, teachers, and community members to attend to support your volunteers. The event is also an

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Tom Snyder

“I taught elementary school for ten years. Then I ran an educational publishing company for twenty…” “…So, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.” This is how Tom Snyder encapsulates his preparedness for going back to school. Snyder joined Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) as an after-school tutor just this year. Serving on a number of boards of directors as he’s been doing for decades,

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