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Charles River Esplanade
View along the Charles River Esplanade, a short walk from our Boston dorm

This Tuesday, our students attended an SAT lecture followed by a tour of Tufts University. The students were eager to learn about the traditions and environment of the university and what it could offer them. Later that night in class, the students learned how to write personal essays for the college application process.

Lauren, David, Carlos Writing Class
Lauren, Carlos, & David edit their essays

Wednesday morning’s SAT class, followed by a writing class, was very informative. Afterwards the students were provided with the option to bike ride along the Charles River during their free time, but opted to explore the city on their own. So the staff bonded over ice cream!

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Staff L to R: Emily, Alli, Lanae

On Thursday, the students took a SAT practice test to benchmark how much their scores have improved since Monday. (They’re already making great progress!) In the afternoon, we visited Boston University and walked the campus along Commonwealth Avenue, learning about academics and student life at one of Boston’s most popular universities. Thursday night’s writing class involved the students working diligently on preparing and peer editing their college essays, followed by homework time that evening.

Boston University Tour
Tufts School of Management
Lola & students during the writing class
Lola & students during the writing class

Friday’s classes included a demonstration of the common application process and how to build an impressive activities resume. That evening, some went to enjoy Shakespeare in the Park while others further explored the historic city.

Solomon Emily Writing One on One
Emily providing one-on-one feedback on student essays
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