Tutoring Plus

T+ Programs

One-On-One Programs

Our one-on-one tutoring/mentoring programs provide free academic support from a trained volunteer, as well as social-emotional development through group community building exercises.

Once matched, youth and a volunteer typically work together once a week. Volunteers are often helping students over a range of subjects and can help them see the broader context and application of their learning. With many of our volunteers still in college or recent grads, they can relate to the challenges of students and provide a connection that goes beyond the learning process.

High School Programs:

In partnership with The Cambridge Housing Authority Work Force program, our high school programs are staffed by Work Force staff and trained volunteer tutors/mentors.

The high school one-on-one program is for high school youth (grades 8-12) who have expressed an interest in receiving help in one or more academic subjects. Youth are matched with volunteers based on academic needs and personality, and matches work together each week to strengthen academic performance, organizational and study skills, and more.

Meets 6:00-7:30pm in one of three locations: Mondays at Jefferson Park, Tuesdays at 119 Windsor, and Wednesdays at Roosevelt Towers. Programs are offered from October to December and from January to June.

Middle School Programs:

In partnership with Cambridge Public Schools, our middle school program (grades 6-8) is located at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). Our middle school program is staffed with a site manager, site coordinators and trained volunteers. This programs provides a safe place for youth to learn, be themselves and share with their peers and volunteer tutors/mentors.

From 5:00-5:30, youth get organized and plan ahead for tutoring time. From 5:30-6:00, youth and staff engage in community building with a group of other middle school students. Community building includes learning social-emotional skills, solving problems, and getting to know peers. From 6:00-7:00, youth are matched with a one-on-one volunteer tutor/mentor to work on homework and other academic activities.

Meets 5:00–7:00pm at the Cambridge Street Upper School (CSUS). Programs are offered from October to June.

Elementary School Programs:

In partnership with the Cambridge Public Schools, our elementary school program (grades 4 & 5) is located at the Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA). Our elementary school program is staffed with a site manager, site coordinators, and trained volunteers. This program provides a safe place for youth to learn, be themselves, and share with their peers and volunteer tutors/mentors.

From 5:00-5:30, youth get organized and plan ahead for tutoring time. From 5:30-6:00, youth and staff engage in community building with a group of other elementary students. Community building includes learning social-emotional skills, solving problems, and getting to know peers. From 6:00-7:00, youth are matched with a one-on-one volunteer tutor/mentor to work on homework and other academic activities.

Meets 5:00-7:00pm at the Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA). Programs are offered from October to June.