How academic mentoring works
For over 50 years, Boston Partners in Education has matched Boston Public Schools students with experienced academic mentors to help improve their grades and confidence. Here’s how it works:
- Mentors meet with students in-person or online – for one hour a week – to help with classwork and homework.
- Any BPS student in grades preK-12 is eligible to be matched with a mentor in any school subject.
- Mentors support teachers’ lesson plans and provide students with the extra individual attention they need to improve study skills and increase self-confidence.
- To request a mentor for your classroom, simply identify and nominate students who would benefit from another caring adult in their lives!
of families said they would recommend working with a BPIE mentor to other families
of families said that working with a mentor helped their student improve in school
of teachers said BPIE mentoring programs helped improve classroom participation
of students said their mentor made them feel like they could succeed in school
Academic Mentoring Options:
Available to students in grades PreK-2. Motivate offers whole classroom support for students and in grades PreK-2, and is designed for early childhood development needs.
Available to students in grades K-8. Accelerate can assist any students in grades K-8 identified by their teacher as needing extra academic or socio-emotional support.
Available to all high school students. Aim High supports students in grades 9-12 who have small gaps in skills and knowledge and just need that extra push to find success.