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Sign up Now to Mentor CRLS Seniors with College Planning and Essay Writing!

Are you interested in making a difference for a senior applying to college? Do you like mentoring about career and college goals? Are you skilled in essay writing?

CSV has scheduled its initial training event for interested college planning and essay writing tutors for Thursday, October 3, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the CRLS Library. Once you have been trained, weekly sessions with your student will take place on Wednesdays, beginning October 9, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm (or alternate day/time following your initial meeting with your student).

This is a required training and opportunity to receive first-hand information and best practices from the CRLS Guidance and English departments. Learn the facts and time lines on what’s important for seniors to know. Explore what makes a strong personal essay and how you can help. Learn more about CRLS seniors and how your contribution can make a difference in their college application experience. You will leave feeling prepared with the needed nuts and bolts, and ready to help break down this overwhelming process into manageable and fun steps for seniors. Training materials will be provided.

To register, go to or call the CSV office at 617-349-6794.