Program Spotlight

General Tutoring

Group photo of Hunger and Homelessness volunteers

For the past 30 years, General Tutoring (GT) matches Brandeis University students with Waltham public school students (K–12) for free 1-on-1 tutoring in any academic subject on the Brandeis campus. This year, General Tutoring hosted an Educational Consortium on campus in collaboration with the Education department and Waltham High School to raise awareness about challenges facing K-12 public schools in Waltham. Visit the General Tutoring website to learn more. 

Language and Culture Enrichment (LACE)

Elder independent living facility at Frances Cabot Lowell MillFor Language and Cultural Enrichment (LaCE), Waltham middle school students, who are English Language Learners from both McDevitt and Kennedy Middle Schools, are grouped with Brandeis student volunteers for an afterschool program focused on English Language Learning. The day is broken into one hour of homework help and one hour of fun and educational activities. This year LaCE had 25 volunteers, the most they have had in a decade, and created a student magazine which allowed the ELL middle schoolers to practice English and have a memory of their semesters together. Visit the LACE website to learn more about the program.