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College Access Coach: Help students build confidence to tackle the SAT and get to and through college

Position Overview: A Let’s Get Ready Access Coach is a volunteer position for current undergraduate college students or recent graduates interested in supporting high school students from low-income households through SAT preparation and college admissions guidance, many of whom will be the first generation to attend college. Let’s Get Ready Coaches are a part of a network of approximately 1,000 college students per year working together to help students build confidence to tackle the SAT and get to and through college.

Coaches are expected to commit to:

– At least one night a week (3 hours) of direct tutoring and mentoring with a group of 5-7 high school students
– 1.5 hours a week to prepare for each week’s lesson and to communicate with students about homework questions, attendance reminders, and other support.

Let’s Get Ready provides training and ongoing support for all of its Coaches. Initial training is based around the SAT, its structure, and how to effectively engage a classroom of high school students. Secondary trainings are conducted by Let’s Get Ready Site Directors and focus on how to improve and give Coaches a chance to highlight some aspects of their role that are going really well. Throughout programming, Let’s Get Ready staff supports Coaches with a variety of resources and professional development opportunities as well as in-person observations and feedback.

Let’s Get Ready also provides lesson plans for each week of programming. We encourage coaches to be innovative and creative when implementing lesson plans and tailoring classes to the skill level of the students.

Let’s Get Ready seeks passionate individuals who are committed to the mission of providing educational resources and support to all students. Our Coaches are team players, focused on doing whatever it takes to help students gain the confidence that is needed to begin the college-going process.

How to Apply: Apply online at

Organization Information

Let's Get Ready
Crystal Napoli

89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111


Activism & Advocacy
Community Development & Outreach
Tutoring/Mentoring Youth
Spring: January - April
Downtown/Financial District
Outside of Boston