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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


75 Federal St.3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110


Program/Department Overview:

Jewish Vocational Services’ Adult Diploma Program offers students of all ages a chance to earn a real high school diploma from Boston Public Schools. Our students are diverse, and have diverse academic skills and needs. They range in age from 20 to 84. Many came to the United States from other countries. Just like any other high school scholars, students take classes in math, English, social studies, and science. They write essays, complete assignments, and study for tests. Unlike regular high schools students, these students juggle work and family to complete their coursework. The Adult Diploma Program offers small class sizes, one-on-one tutoring, and education and career advising to help students fully benefit from their high school experience. Our program is small, with only 7 full-time staff members. Volunteers are essential to the high level of support we provide to our students. In our program, volunteers tutor students and proofread their work. Without that tutoring, our students would not be able to fully benefit from their classes. Volunteers are in the classroom with us as well, as classroom aides. Behind the scenes, volunteers prepare materials and help us stay organized. Volunteers serve as role models for our students, setting a good example of professional dress, speech, and demeanor.


ADP students come to tutoring labs to get help with their classwork. You will help students with math concepts and problems.


  • Knowledge of High School math (no calculus)
  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple language
  • Patience
  • Comfortable in large groups/loud environments
  • Friendly and outgoing

JVS is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers; and to partner with employers to hire, develop and retain productive workforces.

JVS provides a broad range of services including adult education, skills training, job readiness training, job placement and support, and access to post-secondary education. JVS assists employers in their search for well-qualified job applicants and their initiatives to upgrade the skills of their incumbent workforce.


  • Mathematics
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Classes are from 11:30-12:30
  • At least a 3 month commitment

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