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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Come back for Science Olympiad

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time to start preparing the CRLS student team for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition. Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested scientists and engineers who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in

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That’s a lot of carrots!

Man holding two bags groceries

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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Whole Foods Markets Donates Over $14,000

October 27, 2015 Whole Foods Markets Donates Over $14,000 to Cambridge School Volunteers The Cambridge Whole Foods Markets donated $14,244 to Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) on Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 pm, during a check presentation ceremony at the Whole Foods Market on Prospect Street in Cambridge. The donation represents 5 percent of the sales from the three Whole Foods Cambridge locations during last

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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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