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Become an Effective Upper School Tutor

Please join us on Thursday, October 27th as Alice Cohen, lead teacher for Social and Emotional Learning for the Cambridge Public Schools, provides new and experienced upper school tutors with tools and strategies to help understand and connect with students. Ms. Cohen will talk about key aspects of adolescent development that impact your work as a tutor or mentor and will help you think about setting goals

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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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The Power of Relationship

As the school year 2015–16 closes this week, the CSV staff has been taking stock, as we always do in this season. We’re tallying, surveying, analyzing, and evaluating programs. We’ve also been celebrating in the last week. We’ve had a new baby (well,our Intergenerational Math Program director, gave birth to a little girl). We graduated from high school (well, the hundreds of seniors we served this year did, along with the

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You Are Invited – Tues. May 17, 5:00

On Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, at the Fitzgerald Theater, CSV invites the community and most particularly our volunteers to our “Warm Spring Thank-You and Mingle”.  This free event is our year-end appreciation for all volunteers. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and our warm gratitude. We also invite parents, teachers, and community members to attend to support your volunteers. The event is also an

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Happy birthday to us!

Happy 50th birthday to Cambridge School Volunteers! “Through the years CSV has been integral to supporting our school partnerships that pair volunteers with our students. They have opened doors to many opportunities to our students that they wouldn’t typically be exposed to.” Kathy Walsh Malone, Teacher, Kennedy-Longfellow School In 1966, a group of Cambridge mothers—Mary Samp, Florence Mintz, Bette Rae Preus, and Marsha Stainton—came together

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Tom Snyder

“I taught elementary school for ten years. Then I ran an educational publishing company for twenty…” “…So, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve.” This is how Tom Snyder encapsulates his preparedness for going back to school. Snyder joined Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) as an after-school tutor just this year. Serving on a number of boards of directors as he’s been doing for decades,

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Afternoon Learning Center Tutors Needed

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a student? Do you have at least one hour a week to give? Join our team of enthusiastic tutors at Cambridge School Volunteers who are currently being matched with sixth- through eighth- graders for homework help and academic support in our Learning Centers. Learning Centers meet after school (3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.), on Tuesday, Wednesday

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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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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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