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Work Study Program Assistants Bring New Energy to CSV

See the full gallery on Posterous Above, photo one: Chris, Edgardo, Laurie, and John.  Photo two: Jake. With the start of the school year, CSV welcomes five new Program Assistants, all from Harvard’s School of Education and all working on a Master’s degree while getting hands-on experience in a public school system. Two of the students, Jake Rowley and Chris Elquizabal, are in the

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Beth Chiquoine!

Beth Chiquoine knows both secondary and post-secondary education well. She has taught high school English, as well as writing and literature courses to both traditional-age college students and adult college learners. Beth has also worked in a college admissions office, providing academic support to incoming first-year students. Beth Chiquoine with one of her students. “I love the variety and challenge that is CRLS…” This

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Help CRLS Seniors with College Planning and Essay Writing!

Join CSV’s mentoring program that assists college-bound seniors with college planning, applications, essay writing, financial aid and more! Kick-off Training for Volunteers When: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm Where: CRLS Library, Fiction Room RSVP: To register, contact csv@cpsd.us or call 617-349-6794 Please join us for an informative and fun kick-off event. Learn best practices from the CRLS Guidance and English departments about

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Courtney Cox!

Courtney Cox works with committed students, guiding them towards achieving their academic dreamsand goals. Cox was a key tutor mentor in the CSV College Planning and Essay Writing Program (CPEW), andworked with students regularly from October through March as they crafted their college essays.Furthermore, she volunteered as an after-school one-to-one tutor as well as classroom assistant. Her CSV Tutor Courtney Cox works with senior

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor J.R. Dreyer!

Here, J.R. Dreyer shares a laugh with CSV’s Tutoring Center Manager Rene Meshon and his partner Jonathan Cutler. J.R. Dreyer has a long history with CSV, as this 2011-2012 school year will be his eleventh year of service. He has worked with a number of students over the years, both one-to-one as well as in small groups, providing academic support in CSV’s Tutoring Center.

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Say Hello to CSV Tutor Ellen Smith!

Ellen Smith, a 2011 Mack I. Davis Award winner for her extraordinary service as a volunteer, began tutoring at the Tobin School after teaching at the elementary level in the Wellesley Public School system. After two years at the Tobin, she transferred to the Graham and Parks to tutor math under the guidance of two 1st and 2nd grade teachers. As a tutor with

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Lectores Fiesta-Books and Lunch!

Students reading Spanish with their Reading Buddies. The students from Luisa Quintanilla’s second grade Amigos School class were definitely excited as they lined up two-by-two just outside the lunchroom door, anxious to head inside for the upcoming Fiesta. As she raised her hand and signaled, there was a sudden hush, and students began entering the lunchroom. The annual year-end Lectores y Amiguitos (Spanish-speaking Reading

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King Middle-Schoolers Seek Out After-School Math Support

It’s Monday, 3:45 pm, and the regular school day is ending at the MLK Jr. School on Putnam Avenue. Fifteen minutes later, a number of 6th- 8th graders reappear in Room 304 for after-school academic support in math. Typically, at least 10 students attend the homework help sessions that pair local undergrad and grad students with middle-schoolers who are apt to falter in math

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Sharon McBride!

Sharon McBride has volunteered with CSV for five years, participating in the early literacy program as well as the Writer’s Workshop and Publishing programs with second and third graders. As a volunteer, Sharon brings her own personal knowledge as a writer, and her love of children’s theater where she spent several years working as a puppeteer. She has a degree in children’s literature and

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Say hello to CSV Tutor Susan Milmoe!

Over the years, Susan has had several different experiences as a CSV volunteer. As soon as she retired as an academic publisher in 2005, she was delighted to be able to resume volunteering. Her first assignment was tutoring a second grader from Haiti in reading and writing. By the end of fifth grade, her amazingly bright tutee, Leah, had aced the MCAS, tied for

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