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Happy New Year to Our Corporate Partners!

We at Cambridge School Volunteers look forward to an invigorating second half of the school year in 2016, thanks to the contributions of mentors and tutors who are employees of these local, national, and international businesses. On behalf of the students you take under your wing, Happy New Year to you all.


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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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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Homework Help for Middle Schoolers? You Can Do It!

If you ask people what they consider the most challenging age group for teaching/mentoring, most would probably say middle school, grades 6 through 8. Yet dozens of CSV volunteers arrive at the Vassal Lane Upper School (as well as at four other Upper Schools), after-school, several days a week, to offer homework help to that exact age group. And they do it because they

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Mack I. Davis Awards 2015

Background jazz music by the CRLS “Delivery Boys”; savory hors d’oeuvres provided by Harvard University’s Public Affairs Office – CSV’s host for the event; the snapping of photos by thrilled family members; hugs and congratulations to so many, from so many; a rotating slide show of this year’s school volunteers; a dance performance by the CRLS Ethiopian Club – all of it reflected the

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K-8 Orientation

K-8 orientation for prospective volunteers, Room 2407, CRLS


K-8 Orientation

K-8 orientation for prospective volunteers, Room 2407, CRLS


Help Middle School Students in Learning Centers

Join our team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support in Learning Centers across the city. These Learning Centers meet before school (8:00 – 9:00 AM) and after school (3:00-4:15 PM), on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning

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CSV Celebrates Cambridge Systematics 15th Anniversary with NetPals!

7th Graders Meeting their Cambridge Systematics NetPals for the First Time in the Fall Did you know a child who was obsessed with trains, trucks, and transport? For seventh graders at the Rindge Avenue Upper School (RAUS), that childhood interest can deepen through mentorship from a transportation systems consultant from Cambridge Systematics (CS). CS has demonstrated extraordinary dedication, marking 15 years of volunteerism as

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CSV Volunteers Attend Awesome In-Service Training

Several dozen volunteers attended CSV’s last training opportunity of the academic year. Three different workshops were offered: Moving from Reading to Writing (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Jennifer Hogue; Teaching and Tutoring Math – Re-teaching Concepts using Questions (Grades 7-12) led by CRLS teacher, Alysa Breyer, and Math as Play: Games and Ideas to Engage Struggling Students (Grades 1-3), led by math coach

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