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New Learning Center volunteers wanted

Would you like to help a 12-year-old who is struggling a bit in school? Join us for a training on Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships to learn about tutoring in Learning Centers. We ask that Learning Center volunteers commit to one day per week, 3:00-4:30, either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, for at least one semester (ideally the whole school year). We provide staffing,

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Calling All New Volunteers

Want to make a real difference in the life of a Cambridge student?  Each year, Cambridge School Volunteers places hundreds of volunteers as tutors and mentors in the Cambridge Schools, grades K-12. In classrooms, Learning Centers, and before- and after-school programs throughout the city, each CSV volunteer dedicates at least 1 or 2 hours a week, on a week day, supporting the academic and

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Meet Cambridge School Volunteer Diana MacArthur

Diana MacArthur, a graphic designer with an art education background, tutors an eighth-grader in the CSV Learning Center at Vassal Lane Upper School in Cambridge. When her children attended Haggerty Elementary School, MacArthur was consistently involved as an informal parent volunteer. She helped out with events and classroom activities (think cupcakes, school talent shows, and fundraising for the parent-teacher organization). As her children grew

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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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Math Training Workshop Fall 2015

How do you solve for X ? Find 60% of 50. Convert 11/8 into a decimal. There are several ways to solve most equations. Volunteers may know how to answer these problems, but they may still be unsure how these concepts are being taught to students. Last week, about 30 Learning Center volunteers from all five upper schools gathered at Vassal Lane Upper School

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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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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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Needed – Middle School Tutors for Before and After School Learning Centers!

Join CSV’s team of enthusiastic tutors who are currently being matched with 6th-8th graders for homework help and academic support, both before and after school (usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). Pick your best day and time, and meet your student at one of the five Upper School Learning Centers for one-to-one tutoring, at least once per week. All locations are easily accessible via public

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CSV Celebrates Its Volunteers At Annual Mack Davis Awards

On May 8, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) honored its 922 volunteers who served in grades JK-12 of the Cambridge Public Schools during the 2012-2013 academic year. Hosted by the Harvard University Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs, the reception took place at the Gutman Library of the School of Education. After welcoming remarks by Executive Director Jennifer Fries and Cambridge Mayor Henrietta Davis,

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New Schools, New Upper School Learning Centers

Layers of the earth…seventh grade fractions…reading aloud with one’s tutor…8th grade math homework…these were just some of the assignments being tackled by the 6th through 8th graders at a recent after-school homework session at the Vassal Lane Upper School Learning Center. Each student or small group was being carefully mentored by a tutor, trained and matched by Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV). When the school

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