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College Essay Tutoring: Help a High School Senior Get into College!

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826 Boston

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

826 Boston invites you to volunteer virtually or in person in our College Essay Boot Camp program, where you can work one on one with a high school senior to brainstorm, outline, draft, or edit those all-important 650 words.

826 Boston is a nonprofit writing, tutoring, and publishing organization where students in grades K-12 and beyond can share their stories, amplify their voices, and develop as leaders in school and in life. We run a variety of free programming at our tutoring center in Egleston Square and at Boston Public Schools throughout Roxbury, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain. To learn more, visit

No prior training is required for College Essay Boot Camp: each shift, which is between 1.5 and 2.5 hours, will include a brief training on tutoring goals and objectives.

You can tutor virtually over Zoom during three Saturdays this fall: October 30, November 20, and December 11. You can also tutor virtually with Charlestown High School and in person at TechBoston Academy during the week of October 25.

You can sign up for one or more shifts at the following link:

Once you sign up, we'll send you a tutor application and a background check form to fill out before your shift.

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About 826 Boston


3035 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119, US

Mission Statement

826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life.


Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, we provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.

All of our free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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