Academic Support Resources

After School Homework Centers
Each small learning community offers an after-school center where students can drop-in to get help with homework, study for tests, explore subject areas in more depth, or just find a quiet place to study. Contact your Learning Community office for days, times and locations.

Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy
The Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy represents an exciting and innovative partnership between Cambridge Rindge & Latin School and Harvard University. The program, which is designed to provide academic assistance to students at CRLS, pairs veteran educators and Harvard Teacher Education Program interns as teachers in the classroom. The program allows for personalized instruction in four subject areas: language arts, social studies, science and mathematics. The program is free and open to all current CRLS students, as well as rising 9th graders from Cambridge Public Schools, private and charter schools.

CSV Tutoring Center
Individual academic tutors are available without charge from the Tutoring Center for students who need focused and/or long-term academic support.

Volunteer tutors are recruited by Cambridge School Volunteers and are available before school (7:30 - 8:05AM), during school, and after school (2:45-3:45PM) to meet with students. CRLS students are invited to apply for individual tutors in the Tutoring Center, Room 2403. The student will need to provide their availability to be matched with a tutor. Once a student is paired with a tutor, a twice-weekly commitment is expected for as long as the student requires support.

Contact James Duche, Academic Support Teacher, by phone or email for more information.

CSV College and Career Mentoring Program
This Cambridge School Volunteers program meets Wednesdays after school in Room 1505, beginning in October. Students can expect help with applications, essay writing, and financial aid resources for college.


Cambridge School Volunteers offers free SAT prep classed on Tuesdays after school in the Pearl Wise Library. These programs are primarily for juniors and seniors.

CSV Drop-In Math
Need help with last night's math homework? Drop in for help from a tutor any morning, 7:30 - 8AM, Room 2403 (The Tutoring Center, run by Cambridge School Volunteers). Tutoring is available in all subjects, Algebra I through AP Calculus.

MCAS Support and the MCAS Center
Tutoring is available for students who have not passed the MCAS. Please see the MCAS Coordinator in room 2125 for details. The MCAS Coordinator is responsible for implementing the appeals process including portfolio development and cohort appeals. Parents and students are encouraged to call Mrs. Gail Stein with MCAS questions. She can be reached at 617.349.6796.

Harvard Chance
Harvard students provide off-campus tutoring in the following areas: general studies, SAT and TOEFL prep courses, problem solving, writing workshops, college advising and essay help. Students may sign up through their guidance counselor.

Location: Off-campus

Contact Josh Cable for more information.

MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound
CRLS participates in the MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound and the MIT Education a lTalent Search programs, which are federally sponsored, year round, educational programs that provide academic support and career and college advising to low-income and/or first generation college bound youths who wish to continue their education beyond high school.

Location: Off-campus

Contact: Lourdes Pires at 617.253.5124 for more information.

MIT's SAT Preparation Program
MIT's SAT Preparation (SAT Prep) program provides instruction in test-taking strategies and in the material covered by the NEW SAT I, focusing on Math, Verbal, and Writing skills. SAT Prep is open to all students grades 9-12. Classes are taught by undergraduate and graduate MIT students.

SAT Prep takes place on Sundays from 1:30 - 5PM in the main buildings of MIT's campus at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

For more information, visit the MIT webpage.

Student Media Resource Center
Are you having trouble with logging your footage, compressing your video, stuck in your project? Are you thinking about starting your blog, creating an animation, making a documentary, composing music? Well, the Student Media Resource Center is here to help. No appointments needed. Drop in on Tuesday through Thursday from 2:30 - 5:30PM to receive assistance. For more information email us.

Additional Support Resources
CRLS guidance counselors have gathered numerous support resources for students and their families.

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