Mission Statement: Our names are Ariana Soto, a BHS senior and Anjoli Mathew, a BHS junior and we are the current Directors of the Brookline Tutor Mentor Program (BTMP). The Brookline Tutor Mentor Program was founded in 2014 with the goal of connecting high-schoolers and middle schoolers both through academics and through a supportive mentor system. We also specifically try to reach low income middle school students who cannot otherwise afford one on one tutoring.
Time and Place: The Brookline Tutor Mentor program collaborates with the Brookline Teen Center, which provides guidance, outreach, and a home base for our program. All tutors are strongly encouraged to meet with their students at the Teen Center from 1pm to 3pm on Sundays. During this time, tutor mentors will spend approximately one hour and fifteen minutes helping their students with their academic work. For the remaining 45 minutes, tutors are free to play games and run fun activities with their students to strengthen their mentor-student bond. If for some reason tutors are not available to meet during this time, but still wish to participate in the program, exceptions will be made. Additionally, you are welcome to meet with your student more than once a week; in fact we strongly encourage this. You will organize meeting times specifically with your student according to both of your schedules.
Who Should Apply? The Brookline Tutor Mentor Program is looking to recruit responsible, dedicated, high school scholars, with a passion to give back to their community. It is vital that each tutor acts in a responsible manner when contacting parents, recording hours, and responding to emails.
Why should you apply? Being a tutor-mentor is one of the most fulfilling positions in the community. Not only will you receive community service hours, but as a high school student, tutoring gives you an opportunity to truly engage with and support a middle school student. Whether they are struggling with school or need advice from a friendly face, the tutor-mentor program is their rock that can be relied on at any time. As a role model, our job is to motivate young students and aid them in growing into mature young adults. Students and their mentors often create deep bonds that transcend age and continue even beyond the tutor-mentor program.
If you have any unanswered questions about the Brookline Tutor Mentor Program please contact Ariana Soto or Anjoli Mathew at firstname.lastname@example.org.