Tutor Spotlight Archive

Volunteer tutors at the College Success Academy support a positive climate, teach social-emotional skills, and work alongside professional teachers to provide individual attention to middle-school Scholars.


Emily LeenEmily Leen

Hometown: Salem, Connecticut
School: Boston College ’18
Major: Political Science

“It only takes one person to inspire a Scholar to keep improving, keep learning, and eventually go to college. It is my responsibility as a tutor to recognize that at any time I could serve as that one person for a Scholar.”

Read Emily’s full spotlight here.


Emily Gaudiano

Hometown: Methuen, Massachusetts
Profession: Research Technician, Dana Farber Radiation Oncology Department

“If each tutor is able to influence just a few kids, all together a huge group of young minds has been influenced. Every little bit counts!”

Read Emily’s full spotlight here.




LaKeisha St Joy

Hometown: Dorchester, Massachusetts
School: Boston College ’15
Major: Sociology

“She’s a good tutor. She makes learning fun!” – Kimora Mitchell, 5th grade Scholar

Read LaKeisha’s full spotlight here.




Kathy Wong

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
School: Boston College ’17
Major: Applied Psychology and Human Development & Biochemistry

“The College Success Academy helps bridge the achievement gap for those who are from low socioeconomic backgrounds or who are first generation students.

Read Kathy’s full spotlight here.



David Querusio

Hometown: Millis, Massachusetts
School: Boston College ’15
Major: English and Sociology

“I want to be something I can be proud of when I grow up, and Mr. Q tells me ‘Do what you love.’”–Nathan Cortez, 7th grade CSA Scholar 

Read David’s full spotlight here.



Wendy Stanko

Hometown: Southbury, Connecticut
School: Boston College ’17
Major: Nursing

“Giving Scholars a place and an opportunity to work hard and succeed is what the College Success Academy stands for.”

Read Wendy’s full spotlight here.