How BPIE 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. As the COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges to learning, we’re proud to offer Independent Learning Support (ILS) – our online model that matches BPS students with weekly tutoring and mentoring support at no cost to youth and families. Here’s how it works:
- Mentors meet with students online, for one hour a week, to help with classwork and homework.
- Any BPS student in grades 3-12 is eligible to be matched with a mentor in any school subject.
- Students and mentors meet at an agreed upon time outside of class time – after school or on weekends.
- To request tutoring/mentoring support, simply submit a nomination through our ILS form. Students under 18 may be nominated by a parent or guardian. Students 18 and older may nominate themselves for support.
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