Volunteer Mentors Needed Across Tufts Campus

Nutrition Equity Scholars Program 

 As part of Tuft’s Commitment to addressing racial inequity, we are launching a pipeline program in December to help connect diverse communities in Boston to the Friedman School through the Nutrition Equity Scholar Program (NESP). We are currently recruiting mentors for this virtual mentorship program for Boston Public School Students. The program provides:

  • Students mentorship.
  • Nutrition workshops.
  • College application support.
  • Connections with the Friedman School.

Mentor responsibilities include checking in with students virtually for 15-60 minutes a week during the school year to help connect students with educational resources, provide guidance and support them in making progress towards their academic and nutrition goals. 

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a mentor, check out the NESP website and click on the Become a Mentor tab! https://sites.tufts.edu/nesp/become-a-mentor/

Additionally, If you would like to support in a different role, such as helping with curriculum development for workshops, tutoring, or building partnerships in the community, send an email to ricardo.moreno@tufts.edu.

Virtual Teaching Assistant/Childcare Provider, Medford Square

We are looking for a part-time education or graduate student to help with remote learning in our home this school year.  Our son will be entering kindergarten and daughter will be entering 2nd grade.  Looking for someone who can oversee their online curriculum as well as provide general care as both parents are working from home full-time. Specifically looking for assistance with the student-led portions of the day including independent learning and ensuring they remain engaged with their online session. 

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am-2:30pm. Position would begin in mid-September and extend through June 2021 (unless situation changes, and kids go back to school full-time).

Responsibilities include:

  • Help children log in to their daily online sessions and ensure they remain engaged
  • Work with children on student-led portions of the day including independent learning
  • Create/supervise activities for free time including arts and crafts, outdoor play, games, etc.

Contact: Maria Eliopoulos at maria53183@hotmail.com

Virtual Teaching Assistant and Childcare Provider (Full Time to Part Time)

Our family is looking for an energetic and creative individual to help administer a virtual teaching curriculum and provide daytime care for a kindergartner and second grader in Winchester, MA. Compensation will be between $20 and $30 per hour, depending on your prior experience. There is a possibility we may arrange a small group learning pod with some friends.

Our two girls (ages 5 and 7) are curious, active, and fun. They love reading, crafts, music, hiking, biking and exploring. Your responsibilities would be:

  • Helping them through all virtual learning assignments during hybrid or full-time virtual learning
  • Assisting with Montessori practical life, math and language learning (Kindergartener only)
  • Adding your own creative touch to their learning experience – for example, by planning additional PE, music, science, art, and outdoor lessons.

You should be positive, adaptable, and excited about this opportunity to expand your own teaching experience and help our girls make the most of the virtual learning experience. For example:

  • Keep our children engaged and on task and make learning fun
  • Be a good, adaptable problem solver with good judgment when the unexpected comes up
  • Be patient and compassionate with the emotional experiences of young/elementary school aged children
  • Communicate well
  • Manage technologies for at-home learning
  • Have your own car for transportation (driving our children is not a requirement)
  • Be willing to take appropriate COVID-related precautions

We’re open to diverse academic backgrounds – teaching, psychology, tutoring, pre-med, sociology, etc. If we establish a good fit, we would discuss and agree to the duration and schedule of your work.

Please contact victoria.arrigoni@gmail.com with a letter of interest and your resume. Our process will include a few interviews, reference checks, and a background check.