General Tutoring

Program Coordinators
Ken Kirio
Miriam Fisch
Kat Browning
Sarah Baskin
Oviya Sivapalan (CIT)
Email the Coordinators

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.

Mission Statement

General Tutoring strives to bring equitable and accessible supplemental education to the greater Waltham community. Working with students from a wide variety of backgrounds, we aim to provide individualized programming in an attempt to combat the gap in educational accessibility.

Program Overview

A group of full-time undergraduate student coordinators manually match tutees to Brandeis tutors. Matching can take up to 1–3 weeks from the point of submitting the Tutee Sign-Up Form.

Once matched, coordinators send an email with the tutee's contact information to the Brandeis tutor. Tutors must contact tutee's families within 48 hours of receiving the email.

Then, the tutor and tutee's family coordinate schedules to agree on a time that works for both of them to meet.

Program Details

  • Where: Tutoring takes place on-campus at Brandeis for at least one hour per week.

  • Transportation: Families are expected to bring students to and from campus, with optional virtual tutoring sessions via Zoom.

  • Population Served: Greater Waltham Area students in grades K–12 (Waltham Public School students will receive priority).

  • For Potential Tutees: Fill out the Tutee-Sign Up Form! (Please only fill this form out once per child to avoid duplicates in our database).

  • For Potential Brandeis Student Tutors: Please email our program for more information!

Parents, teachers, students, guidance counselors and potential volunteers, email the program coordinators or call 781-530-4688.

Office Hours

In the Waltham Group Office, third floor of the Shapiro Campus Center:
  • Wednesday: 8 - 9 p.m.
  • Fridays: 5 – 6 p.m.

Note: The General Tutoring program follows the Brandeis Academic Calendar. Therefore, General Tutoring may not always get back to you right away while school is out of session.