Brookline Tutor Mentor Program (BTMP)

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    Harold Price
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    Brookline High School the Brookline Tutor Mentor Program (BTMP) connects high school students to middle school students for tutoring and mentorship. They are funded by a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation and operate with the generosity and support of the Brookline Teen Center.

    BTMP believes that middle school students can benefit both academically and socially from the mentorship of a high school student. Therefore, BTMP serves both those struggling academically and in need of one-on-one help, as well as those who would benefit from a strong role model. They find that many 7th and 8th graders find it helpful to talk to a high school student to ease their anxiety over the transition to high school. BTMP also accommodates middle school students with anxiety and depression, who can confide in the friendship of an older student. You can learn more at http://www.brooklinetm.tk.

    The program is completely free and they welcome students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. BTMP is currently partnered with STS to bring in additional middle school students of diverse backgrounds.

    BTMP currently has 40 student-tutor pairs, but are looking to expand. They currently have a wait list of qualified and eager high school students ready to start tutoring and mentoring. The program runs on Sundays at the Brookline Teen Center from 12:30-2:00pm, but some pairs choose to organize alternative times to tutor. The PTO may have run a notice in the newsletter earlier this year for BTMP, but 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Lawrence are encouraged to join the program this spring.

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