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Meet Corinne Johnson – Recent Mack Davis Winner

Corinne Johnson began tutoring chemistry in the CSV Tutoring Center five years ago. From the start, Corinne distinguished herself. At that time, she was tutoring a student who had previously been home schooled. He was struggling to integrate into school and keep up with chemistry. Corinne took the initiative to meet with his teacher, help him organize all of his assignments, and track his

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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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Meet CSV’s Newest Board Member – Denise Mytko

CSV is delighted to announce that Denise Mytko, educational consultant, joined our Board in February. Welcome Denise! Denise is no stranger to the field of education. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College, her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, majoring in organizational behavior with a concentration in psychology. She obtained a Master of Arts in sociology

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A Typical Day at the CSUS After-School Learning Center

Imagine using all of your senses to take in the mixture of noise, energy and general mood in a middle school during the school day, and then comparing that to the low hum of 6th to 8th graders working one-to-one with a tutor, just minutes after the school day is over. The comparison is like night and day! Welcome to the after-school Learning Center

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2015 Science Olympiad Wrap Up

This past month the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Science Olympiad team and their CSV volunteer mentors gathered over a burrito buffet to celebrate another excellent year of student and volunteer collaboration and teamwork. The Science Olympiad fun started in November with an all team kick-off training with students and volunteer advisors coming together to learn about the partnership, map out their event plan, and share their passion of

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NetPals program featured in Wicked Local

CSV’s NetPals program was recently the subject of a feature story, “Cambridge’s NetPals program pairs students with scientists,” in the Cambridge Chronicle.  We are thankful to the companies that encourage this type of in-depth, one-to-one, on-going mentorship. Novartis’ Kara Cournoyer, the coordinator of NetPals volunteer efforts at the company, is quoted in the article, written by Nicholas Iovino: Cournoyer emphasized how important mentorship is

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Science Olympiad Fun to Begin

Re-visit your old science notes…re-awaken your inner chemist…gaze again at the heavens and stars – it’s time for the annual statewide Science Olympiad competition with students at CRLS! Cambridge School Volunteers is once again putting out the call to interested STEM aficionados who can help the CRLS team from now until the competition in March. Whether your interests are in astronomy, geology, bridge building

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New Math Tutor Training – Pay At-TEN-tion

Just as kids must be agile decoders of words in order to understand increasingly complex texts, they must “break the code” of our number system–based on groups of 10–in order to successfully engage with and understand increasingly complex mathematical ideas. In this workshop, we’ll explore the meaning of our base 10 system, examine the ways in which its structure lends itself to the creation

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Tobin Parent/Volunteer, Julie Croston, Joins CSV Staff

Meet Julie Croston, CSV’s newest staff member. Hired in early spring as a part-time grant writer/development associate, Julie has taken on many additional roles at CSV, integrating her many talents with the needs of the agency. First, a word on Julie’s background and experience. Her interest has always been around secondary and higher education. She studied at Wesleyan University and received a PhD in

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