Giving Students the One-On-One Support They Need
WriteBoston Writing Centers help students develop their writing skills through one-on-one, interactive conferences with volunteer writing tutors. Each Writing Center is staffed by a professional coordinator who trains and supports a group of volunteer tutors. All tutors are carefully selected professionals, retirees, and college students from local universities who are trained by WriteBoston to provide customized writing support to individual students. Tutors concentrate their work on encouraging students to practice and use all elements of the writing process to improve their writing. This personalized approach gives students the support and skills they need to revise and improve their work.
In addition to assisting students with classroom writing projects, our Writing Centers offer students feedback and support with crafting college essays, scholarship applications, and other pieces of writing that are critical for a student’s success in life. Students also have an opportunity to express themselves creatively in poetry and fiction writing groups.
In the past, WriteBoston has operated Writing Centers in the Hyde Park Education Complex, the West Roxbury Education Complex, the Community Academy of Science and Health, and with Northeastern's Foundation Year program.
Currently, WriteBoston has two Writing Centers: Boston International High School, first piloted in January 2013, and English High School, which opened in the fall of 2011.
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