Tutor Spotlight

Nicholas Raposo

Hometown: Fall River, Massachusetts
School: Boston College ’18
Major: Nursing

“The College Success Academy helps Boston Public School students think critically about their own lives and about how they can always strive to do and to be bigger than they might even imagine.”

Nicholas reflects on his experience tutoring Scholars:

During my time with the College Success Academy, I have learned that perseverance is key to forming good and open relationships with Scholars. I love snack time best of all. It’s always a great time for me to watch Scholars, see how they interact, and take a second to sit down and find out what’s new in their lives. It refocuses me and reminds me of the vibrant story that each Scholar has.

The College Success Academy is important because of the Scholars we serve. It is important because of our mission to ensure that we – as tutors, faculty, and members of the larger community – are providing Scholars with the resources, guidance, and support they need to make good decisions, to dream big, and to work toward their goals. The College Success Academy helps Boston Public School students think critically about their own lives and about how they can always strive to do and to be bigger than they might even imagine. The program fosters the growth of dreamers and doers, who have the potential to make the Boston community a better place.