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College & Career Mentors Wanted

New and returning volunteers are invited to a training and kickoff to be a College and Career Mentor. The College and Career Mentor Program provides support to seniors from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School as they apply to college and to scholarships. The program meets on Wednesdays after school at 2:30-4:00. Alternative meeting times are available before, during, and after school. New and returning

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High School Volunteer Orientation

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! FAQs How do I sign up? Register Here! Or you can always just call us to register: 617-349-6794. What is the time commitment? Volunteers give one or two hours per week, for at least one semester. Many volunteers choose to work more hours. When are volunteers needed? All opportunities occur before, during or after the school day

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Our impact

We are connected to the community at large, one that offers a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are able to recruit tutors and mentors of very high quality to benefit the students of Cambridge. Watch this video to understand the extent of our impact and how we’ve drawn on the community for support over the last fifty years, here, and keep reading below:

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Spring Training Workshops: Choose From Two!

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30-7:30, join Cambridge School Volunteers in the Pearl Wise Library at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for evening workshops applicable to all of our volunteers (JK-12th grade): Cultural Competence: Working with Diverse Students and Trauma, Learning, and Executive Function Food donated by Hong Kong Restaurant. Please pre-register so we can accurately estimate food needs.  Click below to register or

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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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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 Training

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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Mindfulness Resources for Academic Stress

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StillQuietPlaceThis list of resources on mindfulness emerged from a May 6th, 2014 workshop for volunteers, parents, and teachers. Cambridge School Volunteers hosted the workshop during Cambridge’s Screen-Free/Screen-Wise Week.

1. www.sittingtogether.com, the site for workshop presenter Dr. Susan Pollak’s most recent book, includes downloadable meditations here.
3. Mindfulness in Schools is a site suggested by Dr. Beatriz Meza-Valencia, who has been teaching mindfulness to students at several Cambridge schools as a volunteer.
4. Chris Willard, Child’s Mind.
5. Also mentioned at the workshop: guided meditiations for young children by Amy Salzman.
6. Read Dr. Pollak’s reflections about her CSV workshop here on Psychology Today’s blog. The blog post includes a full description of one technique.

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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College Ready Kickoff Training

Please Join Us! Wednesday, October 8,1:00-4:30pm CRLS Library Fiction Room. CSV COLLEGE READY: PLANNING, MENTORING & ESSAY WRITING KICK-OFF TRAINING Lunch Provided RSVP at 617-349-6794 or sign up online: http://collegereadycrls.eventbrite.com/ The College Ready Kick-Off training is for both new and experienced CSV College mentors. CSV is gearing up to support the new crop of CRLS juniors and seniors with the College application process. Your

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