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Apply to Coach for Let’s Get Ready

the-satDid you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’reguessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the
SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation
and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students. The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with rising high school seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Applications are tentatively due Friday, September 12!

APPLY HERE

COME TO AN INFO SESSION to find out more information!!

For more info contact:
Clara Leonard ’16cleonard[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Jenna Shapiro ’17jshapiro02[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10th
Time: 8:00pm
Place: 41 WYLLYS rm 112

Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo

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From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE

Apply to Coach for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready!

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From two ladies who can tell you how to get that golden 2400 (maybe?), Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14:

Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students.

The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Platt High School in Meriden to work with high school juniors and seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at THIS LINK, and are tentatively due Sunday, September 15th!

Deadline: September 15th
Link: Standardized testing is a social construct

Let’s Get Ready is Looking for Coaches

A message from perpetually enthusiastic sweethearts Emily Schwed ’15  and Max Owen-Dunow ’15:

Let’s Get Ready is a nonprofit organization that provides free SAT tutoring and college counseling for underserved high school students in the Middletown area. It has chapters in over 20 schools across the Northeast, and the Wesleyan program is currently recruiting coaches!

We need volunteers to coach for either the verbal or the math SATs for two and a half hours one night a week. Each coach has a class of the same five kids every week, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know the students one-on-one and make a real impact on their college application experience. For a tiny time commitment, you get to build a great relationship and have a huge impact on some students who could really use your help.

Interested?

Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready! Program

Do you want to help someone get into college? Are you interested in getting some experience in a classroom?

Volunteer one night a week for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready! Work with small groups of local at risk high school students at Orville H. Platt High School to prepare them for the SAT and the college application process. If you’re interested in doing more than just volunteering weekly, more involved leadership positions are available.

You will be fully trained, no previous experience is required, and all classes and majors are welcome!

Feel free to contact wesleyanlgr[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions! Follow this link to apply.

Let’s Get Ready Info Session

From Martine Seiden ’11:

Let’s Get Ready is looking to recruit new Coaches for the Fall Semester! Come to an informational meeting to learn more about the position.

LGR expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. LGR provides under-resourced students with free intensive SAT preparation, college advising and powerful role models for college success.

Coaches teach a class of 4-5 students once a week, in either the Verbal or the Math sections of the SAT, as well as help with the college app process. You must have at least a 600 on the section you wish to teach. Extensive training and support provided, no teaching experience needed!

LGR has a relationship with Teach for America. Coaching is a great way to improve your resume! Federal Work Study students can be paid for their time. or email the Wesleyan Site Directors, Martine and Julia, at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions. Applications are being taken here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HQY8PDX and are due Sunday 26th at Midnight.

  • Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Place: PAC 104
  • Date: Mon., Sept. 20

Be an SAT tutor for a good cause!

Want to help someone get to college? Volunteer one evening a week with Let’s Get Ready!

Rachel Levenson ’12 sends in some info about LGR:

LGR is a FREE college access program serving the under-resourced students of Meriden and Middletown. The program consists of 39 hours of intensive SAT preparation and 15 hours of real college preparation, which includes searching for colleges, writing application essays, and financial planning.

As a tutor, you’d be given a class of 5 students with whom you’d meet once a week throughout the semester and guide along the path to college. Training, curriculum, and full support is provided by the program – you just need to bring an interest in tutoring and your enthusiasm.

Where: OH Platt High School, Meriden (Transportation from Wesleyan is provided)
When: February 24 – April 29, 2009 (Tuesday or Wednesday Nights, 6:00–8:30 PM)

Sound like something you want to do? I participated in LGR two semesters ago, and I can vouch that this is an amazing program that seriously helps the kids in your class, and can also be a transformative and powerful experience for you as a tutor. It’s also a great way to get out of the Wesleyan Bubble and meet some awesome high school students… not to mention get some valuable teaching experience.

Want to learn more? Come to an information session:

When: January 27th or January 28th at 6pm
Where: PAC 104
Why: There will be free food! (also, it’s a cool program.)

Or contact Matt at 508.397.6569 or Rachel at 650.996.9453, or at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail.com. Also, you can apply directly here.

Let’s Get Ready is looking for a Site Director

Matt Patterson ’09 writes it to tell us that Let’s Get Ready is looking for a new site director:

Let’s Get Ready (LGR) helps under-served high school students get to college by providing intensive SAT and college preparation support. Every LGR program is both managed and staffed by college students who we believe have the potential to make an incredible difference in a student’s life.

Job Description: The Director works with a fellow Wesleyan student to run a small scale college access program for 50 under-served Meriden students. Specifically the director will:

  • Recruit Meriden high school students and Wesleyan college students to participate in the program.
  • Plan financial aid workshops, college trips, admissions panel discussions to expose the students to college life!
  • Manage the volunteer coaches to ensure that they properly execute the planned activities
  • Track all student assignments and student progress through College Choice goals. Collect and submit information to the central LGR office.

If you are interested in applying for the Wesleyan director position, please contact Jessica Filante at jfilante@letsgetready.org or 857-998-2066.

Compensation: The Wesleyan LGR Site Director will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,750 for the Spring 2009 semester. Directors work approximately 15-25 hours per week.

Help disadvantaged students ace the SAT!

Katie Hanna ’09 writes:

Looking for a great way to give back to the greater community? Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready college prep program is looking for coaches! SAT Coaches volunteer for one or two nights a week to help students in low-income areas get into college.

Let’s Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. Through a network of campus and community-based chapters, Let’s Get Ready’s trained college student volunteers provide disadvantaged students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and the powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.

As an SAT Coach with Let’s Get Ready, you will teach math and/or critical reading and writing SAT prep. LGR will provide you with training and curricula. You will guide small groups of high school students through the college process you recently completed. Most importantly, you will become a role model and integral part of many high school students’ academic and personal lives.

This is a volunteer position, but work-study compensation is available to eligible students.