College Success Academy Tutor - Brighton/East Boston


Cause Areas


Tue Sep 20, 2016 02:00 PM - Thu May 11, 2017 06:00 PM


Edison K-8 School60 Glenmont RoadBrighton, MA 02135


Position Overview

The College Success Academy, through rigorous college-prep programming, seeks to advance Boston Public School students’ academic achievement, socio-emotional competency and college awareness, toward the overarching goal of college graduation. Volunteer tutors at the College Success Academy support a positive climate, teach social-emotional skills, and work alongside professional teachers to provide individual attention to Middle School Scholars. They help Scholars complete homework, facilitate educational games and activities, supervise - and play! - during snack and recess, and assist with other daily logistical tasks; individuals may also ride home on the bus with Scholars.

Schedule and Location

After-school sessions run Tuesdays and Thursdays:

  • Edison K-8 School, Brighton: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • McKay K-8 School, East Boston: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

In addition, there will be approximately 2 tutor meetings outside of these hours in the Fall, and 3 in the Spring. All volunteer tutors are expected to commit to at least two days each week at one of the above locations. Exceptions can be made for those who demonstrate a strong interest and passion for working with middle school students. We are looking for volunteers to commit to tutor from mid-September 2016 through late May 2017. There are also opportunities to volunteer for one semester, either from September-December or January-May.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Attend tutor orientation, monthly meetings, and follow-up workshops as required
  • Arrive promptly and attend scheduled tutoring commitments consistently. If an absence is anticipated, inform site coordinators in advance
  • Assist with set-up of program materials
  • Assist in the supervision of arrival, dismissal, snack, and recreational periods
  • Monitor and provide academic support for Scholars in study hall and CSA courses; help answer Scholars’ questions as they work through homework and class materials/projects
  • Support individual Scholars’ academic needs as assigned
  • Communicate Scholars’ academic progress to CSA staff and faculty
  • Hold Scholars accountable to CSA rules and expectations by utilizing classroom management techniques and the CSA behavior system
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times


  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and college access
  • Strong desire to improve educational opportunities for underserved students
  • Excellent cross-cultural sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations
  • Eagerness to work with middle school students and ability to support and challenge students academically
  • Tutoring experience, preferably at the middle school level (grades 5-8)


  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hours/week
  • 1 90-minute training every month
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