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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Diana MacArthur

Diana MacArthur, a graphic designer with an art education background, tutors an eighth-grader in the CSV Learning Center at Vassal Lane Upper School in Cambridge. When her children attended Haggerty Elementary School, MacArthur was consistently involved as an informal parent volunteer. She helped out with events and classroom activities (think cupcakes, school talent shows, and fundraising for the parent-teacher organization). As her children grew

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Middle School Math Made Easy

Cambridge School Volunteers is holding an interactive workshop to help new and experienced tutors with upper school math. Led by 7th-grade Math Educator, Elsa Head, from the Vassal Lane Upper School, workshop participants will delve into the Math in Focus curriculum, learn how to engage students in math concepts, build confidence in students, and develop problem-solving skills. This session will cover what Math in Focus looks like in the

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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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Afternoon Learning Center Tutors Needed

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student? Do you have at least one hour a week to give? Join our team of enthusiastic tutors at Cambridge School Volunteers who are currently being matched with sixth- through eighth- graders for homework help and academic support in our Learning Centers. Learning Centers meet after school (3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.), on Tuesday, Wednesday

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Happy 2016!

We wish all of our volunteers a Happy New Year! Whether in you are in an elementary school, an upper school, or the high school, we know the students you serve have a better chance at academic success because of your dedication. Whatever formula of empathy, knowledge, talent, experience, and kindness you bring with you when you enter a classroom, or one of our Learning Centers, we know

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Six reasons to give to CSV

#Giving Tuesday A New Holiday Tradition Today, as you think about your charitable giving options, we hope you choose to donate to Cambridge School Volunteers to see your gift help students locally. Why?  Here’s six reasons: Cambridge School Volunteers provides a means for our volunteer tutors andmentors to open doors for students, doors to literature, science, technology, poetry, engineering, and mathematics. Making an online

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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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Beyond Sound It Out

Cambridge School Volunteers Workshop K-3 Reading Support Strategies ” Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors” Led by Cambridgeport School Literacy Specialist, Tracey Delucia When: Wednesday, November 18th, from 2:45-4:00pm Where: Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm Street (meter parking on Broadway, residential on Elm Street) What: Beyond Sound it Out: Building Effective Reading Behaviors Who: Focus will be on working with K-3 students Join

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That’s a lot of carrots!

Not everyone can be a school volunteer. It’s also not always simple to donate important community causes, even those you value. That’s why we’re grateful that Whole Foods Market did make it easy—easy as pie!  Our gratitude goes out to those of you who became supporters of Cambridge School Volunteers on September 16, 2015, through a special shopping day at Whole Foods Markets. Whole Foods has donated $14,244, 5% of the net proceeds from

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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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