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Tutoring Plus

tutoring_plus.pngTutoring Plus’s (T+) Mission is to support and encourage the academic, personal, and social growth of children and youth in Cambridge, Massachusetts with the help of volunteers and community partners. Tutoring Plus’ programs are carefully designed around five core values: 1) Academic Success and Self-esteem 2) Mentoring 3) Multiculturalism 4) Collaboration 5) Inclusiveness.

Tutoring Plus Programs
T+ offers 6 FREE tutoring and enrichment programs and serves over 200 students in grades 4-12 each academic year.

  • Regular One-on-One Elementary School Tutoring (gr. 4-5): Students are matched with one tutor for the academic year and meet once a week at King Open on Monday Nights. Students work on social and organizational skills from 5:30 - 6PM, and meet for homework assistance and general tutoring with their tutor from 6 - 7PM. T+ offers similar programs at the Fletcher-Maynard Academy and Cambridgeport Schools.

  • Regular One-on-One Middle School Program (gr. 6-8): This program runs similarly to the Elementary Program, but for 6-8th graders. T+ offers this program at King Open and the Fletcher-Maynard Academy.

  • Science Explorers (gr. 4-6): Students in this 8-week program learn that science is fun and its concepts simple through hands-on experiments led by MIT volunteers. This program is offered in the fall.

  • MCAS Math Preparation (gr. 4-6): Our MCAS Math Prep program helps students with math concepts and mastering word problems in preparation for the MCAS Math Test. Students meet for one-on-one tutoring on Tues. & Thurs. from 5:30 - 7PM for the 8 weeks before the test.

  • Girls, Media, & You (gr. 6-8) & Future Engineers (gr. 7-8): T+ also offers these two programs for Middle School Students. Girls, Media & You takes a group of girls to Lesley University to meet with current Lesley college students to talk about how women are portrayed in the media. Future Engineers gives students a chance to be inventors. Working in small teams, students find out what it’s like to be an engineer by researching, designing, prototyping, testing, and assembling a product.

Hours of Operation: Tutoring Plus Programs run from 5:30 - 7PM, Monday through Thursday at either the King Open, Cambridgeport, or Fletcher-Maynard Academy Schools.

Staff Ratio: From 5:30 - 6PM, the staff ratio is between 1:5 and 1:8. From 6 - 7PM all tutoring is 1:1 with volunteer tutors, with 2-3 staff always present.

Registration Procedures: Applications for all of our programs can be found in our office on the lower level of the Fletcher-Maynard School or online. We also provide King Open teachers and office with applications. Completed applications should be returned to our office.

Fees: All of our programs are offered free of charge.

Contact Information:
Director of Programs, Sarah Morin
Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc
225 Windsor St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.6588 x422