National Writing Project

Boston Area Writing Center Helps Students Find their Voice

Date: November 9, 2010

Summary: The Boston Writing Project has teamed with other organizations to help Charlestown High open a writing center where students get the opportunity to work one-on-one with graduate students from the University of Massachusetts.


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At the writing center, students can bring in any writing from class assignments to college application essays, for private tutoring with paid, trained UMass-Boston grad students.

Beyond one-on-one tutoring, tutors will also go into classrooms and lead workshops, Delahanty said.

With some Charlestown classrooms having more than 30 students, the writing center is "a way to have the one-on-one support that's really hard to get in the classroom," she said.

"There is such a need for this, and such a love for this," said Delahanty, who has taught at the high school for six years. The hope for the center, she said, is to eventually have students tutor their peers.

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