Sitter Needed for Arlington Family

We are seeking a sitter to help care for our three fun and sweet boys 3-4 afternoons per week. The position would involve you caring for our youngest son (age 3) while Dad picks up the two older siblings at school. When all three children get home, we need help with snack prep and homework facilitation. Our boys love arts and crafts, board games, and playing sports/activities outside. 

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in education/child development. 

3-4 days per week (*Flexible*)
Hours: 2 – 4:30pm 
Pay: $20 + / hour 

Has own transportation; fully vaccinated; low-risk Covid exposure as our boys are not vaccinated.

Allison Drumma 

Immediate: Sitter Needed for 9/2 and 9/3 Th & Fri Night

URGENT babysitting opportunity!

Thursday 9/2 & Friday 9/3

We would love any help from kind, reliable babysitters* (1-2 people) for a 4 yr old and twin 5 year olds during a family wedding, following them around, attending to them during the dinner (toasts etc), shepherding them to bedtime in the hotel room while adults are at the reception.

Boston Seaport Hotel
Thursday and Friday, 5pm to Midnight

If interested please contact Amanda Zimmerman as soon as possible!

(617) 755-6538

*Must be vaccinated.

Medford Babysitter Needed

Baby-sitter needed for 2 children (one girl and one boy) who live in Medford. The mother is a School psychologist who works in Malden. The children are in the foster care system (background check through DCF would be needed).

Pay scale: $20-25/hour.

Duties/times include the following:

7:30 – 9 am daily do school drop off for both kids. 
*Duties will include mostly after-school care – mostly looking after the son *

  • Monday: 2 to 4pm -picking him up after school
  • Tuesday: 2 to 4pm NO child, but help with errands – need to be on call in case therapy is cancelled. 
  • Wednesday: 1 to 4 After-school care
  • Thursday and Friday: Currently 2pm to 5:30pm –  After-school care. Possibly need to transport to therapy one day. 

If Interested, please contact Jennifer Joly: 
(315) 283-2285

Cambridge Babysitter Needed

We are seeking help picking up our daughters (ages 8 and 10) from school in Cambridge several afternoons a week this fall, combined with afternoon babysitting and soccer practice drop offs.

We imagine this might be 2-4 days a week in the roughly 2:30-5:30 PM range, but we are happy to discuss different scenarios. 

Driver’s license/clean driving record required but the sitter can use our car if necessary.

We would pay $20-$22 an hour.

We would prefer a fully vaccinated graduate student in the Tufts testing program who is in a low-Covid-risk living situation, but would happily consider undergraduates in low-risk housing set-ups.

We are fully vaccinated and are working from home/on sabbatical this year so our exposure to Covid should be minimal, but we continue to be vigilant as our children are not yet vaccinated.

If interested please contact Liz at

2022 TOEFL® Grants and Awards

The TOEFL Program at ETS is pleased to announce that the call for applications is open for the following 2022 TOEFL® Grants and Awards:

2022 TOEFL® English-language Researcher/Practitioner Grant Program – The purpose of the grant is to enable practitioners to become involved in ETS’s efforts to promote English language learning, and to support education and professional development for English-language teachers worldwide through ETS’s assessments and services.
Learn more and apply

2022 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award – This award recognizes doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second or foreign-language tests and testing and/or the use and development of such tests and testing.
Learn more and apply

2022 TOEFL® Essentials™ New Scholar Award – This award recognizes a recent graduate in the field of foreign- or second-language assessment, whose scholarship or other major professional activities have already made an outstanding contribution.  
Learn more and apply here:

ETS and the TOEFL® Board sponsor several grants and
awards each year for work in: 

  • Foreign or second language research, teaching or assessment
  • International higher education

Learn more:

There are also several TOEFL Essentials webinars scheduled for August where we will review the test format and design as well as setting the score requirements and comparisons to TOEFL iBT and CEFR levels.
The link to attend these webinars can be found HERE .

Sociology Course Assistant Needed @ Tufts

Seeking Course Assistant
Sociology of Higher Education Tufts Sociology Department

Associate Professor Freeden Blume Oeur Fall 2021

This elective is a survey of major debates and challenges facing higher education, drawing on research and writing in Sociology and also Education, Law, and American and Ethnic Studies. The course will enroll around 35 undergraduate students. It meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:45, begin- ning September 8. The course will be held in-person, though the modality may change to virtual as needed.

The course assistant will handle a majority of the grading for the course.

The assistant is expected to:

  •  Grade 2-3 shorter assignments (essays and/or exams).
  •  Grade 1 project (completed in groups).
  •  Grade 1 longer assignment due at the end of the semester.
  •  Possibly grade low-stakes (credit/no-credit) assignments throughout the semester (e.g. occasional reading reflections)
  •  Hold office hours prior to the graded assignments.
  •  Stay current with the readings.
  •  Attend class periodically.
  • Meet with the instructor occasionally.

There are no teaching or course prep responsibilities. Freeden is especially interested in working with students studying education, and is happy to help advise students who may be planning to teach their own courses on this topic.The compensation is $3500. If you’re interested, please get in touch directly with Freeden at

Please do not send a cover letter; in your email, describe briefly your research and teaching interests (especially as they relate to the course topic) and your teaching experience. Please also attach your CV.

Freeden will review applications starting August 20, and hopes to have
the position filled by August 27.

Apply to: Boston Teacher Residency Program by Sept 30th

Apply Today!

First deadline to apply for BTR Cohort 20 (Program Year 2022-23): 
September 30th, noon ET!

Graduating college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers are
encouraged to apply.

BTR prepares teachers for*:

  • Elementary (grades 1-5)
  • English (grades 6-12)
  • Math (grades 6-12)
  • Computer Science (grades 6-12)
  • General Science (grades 6-9) 
  • Biology (grades 9-12)
  • Chemistry (grades 9-12)
  • Physics (grades 9-12

*To learn more about the training Residents receive and/or the application process, please email us at or use this link to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.

Program Highlights

  • Co-teach in a collaborative and supportive teaching and learning environment under the guidance of experienced educators and content coaches
  • Complete an integrated graduate curriculum, designed and taught by BTR faculty, with specific focus on preparingeducators for the realities of Boston’s schools and serving Boston’s diverse student body through a social justice lens
  • Earn a low-cost M.Ed. granted by UMass Boston and MA Initial Teacher License
  • Participate in continued professional development as a graduate of our program through our Induction Support
  • As of School Year 2021-2022, we have 18 cohorts of graduates teaching in Boston Public Schools — over 700 BTR trained teachers

Financial Support

  • BTR program cost waived, reduced UMass Boston tuition
  • Receive a living stipend and health benefits
  • May apply for additional financial aid and student loans through UMass Boston
  • Eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service

Other Benefits

  • Living allowance ($16,000)*
  • Education award ($6,495) upon successful completion of service*
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Access to AmeriCorps service member training through Massachusetts Service Alliance
  • Student loan forbearance**
  • Food Assistance/SNAP benefit eligibility
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Networking opportunities with community and education leaders

*AmeriCorps financial support amounts shown are subject to change. Every three years, AmeriCorps Programs re-apply for funding. BPE will apply for funding for the 2022-23 program and hopes to secure the same package as in previous years. Please contact with questions about AmeriCorps financial benefits.

**May be eligible for loan forbearance. For more information, visit this site.

Start your application today by submitting your Prospect Form
The application for BTR Cohort 20 (program year 2022-23) deadline to apply is September 30th, noon ET.

To begin, applicants must submit this prospect form. Once submitted, they will receive an email containing the link to the full application. I’m attaching an overview of the application process to give folks a sense of the full application lifecycle. 

If you know anyone who might be a good candidate, please feel free to fill out this brief referral form or direct them to my personal calendly link to schedule a call to learn more about the program and application process. 

BPE does not discriminate with regard to race, color, origin, gender, gender identity, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, or religion. BPE is committed to seeking qualified applicants with disabilities and can provide reasonable accommodations during the application process and time of service upon request.

Babysitter Needed for Arlington Family

We are seeking a sitter to help care for our three fun and sweet boys three to four afternoons per week. The position would involve you caring for our youngest son (age 3) while Dad picks up the two older siblings at school. When all three children get home, we need help with snack prep and homework facilitation.

Days, 3-4 days per week (flexible)
Hours: 2 – 4:30 
Pay: $20+ /hour 

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in education/child development.
Our boys love arts and crafts, board games, and playing sports/activities outside. 

Requirements: Has own transportation; fully vaccinated; low-risk Covid exposure as our boys are not vaccinated.

Allison Drumma

PT Chemistry Teacher at Somerville HS

The Chemistry team at Somerville High School is looking for a part-time teacher to join them this fall for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Year

Anticipated Provisional Part Time Chemistry Teacher (.40 FTE)

Position Reports to: School Principal and SHS Science Department Chair


  • Appropriate Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Educator’s Licensure and SEI Endorsement is required. (SPED, ESL or ELL Licensure Preferred).
  • Experience in teaching chemistry strongly preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • As per the Somerville Educators/Teachers Association, Unit A Collective Bargaining Agreement


  • Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.  
  • Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.  

The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.