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College Essay Tutoring: Assist a student with writing their personal statement!

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ORGANIZATION: 826 Boston

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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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. The college essay is a powerful vehicle for students to use their voices to distinguish themselves to an admissions committee. College essay assistance doesn’t just increase the chances that a student will be admitted to college. The process equips students to tell their own story and confers a lifelong lesson in agency, self-advocacy, and confidence. Volunteers consistently report that the process is a memorable and meaningful experience. Students report that having a sounding board and feedback on their essay increases their confidence.

What it's like:
● WHO: Volunteer tutors work one-on-one with high school students.
● WHAT: Students complete their time with tutors having moved their essay forward-to
an outline, rough draft, or final draft. Volunteer shifts include a tutor training on the
day’s lesson.
● WHEN: We will be meeting with the same students three times. Volunteers are welcome to sign up and attend as many as shifts they are available for.
○ Thursday, August 4, August 11, and August 18, 9:30-11:45 AM
○Thursday, August 4, August 11, and August 18, 1:30-3:45 AM
● WHERE: A zoom link will be provided in advance.
● HOW: You can sign up for one or more shifts at the following link: https://forms.gle/f8jrwNV7KF31qCSd7

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

6 Shifts

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  • Thu Aug 18, 2022 - afternoon / 01:30 PM to 03:45 PM
  • Thu Aug 18, 2022 - morning / 09:30 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Thu Aug 11, 2022 - afternoon / 01:30 PM to 03:45 PM
  • Thu Aug 11, 2022 - morning / 09:30 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Thu Aug 04, 2022 - afternoon / 01:30 PM to 03:45 PM
  • Thu Aug 04, 2022 - morning / 09:30 AM to 11:45 AM
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About 826 Boston

Location:

3035 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Thu Aug 04, 2022 - Thu Aug 18, 2022
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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