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ActiveMinds Tutoring

Transition to In-Person with ActiveMinds Tutoring 

Reconnect after remote learning! Offering face-to-face support and mentorship. 15 years providing tutoring for all academic subjects, studying skills, and standardized test prep (SAT/ACT, ISEE, SSAT).  

Contact ActiveMinds to learn more about our personalized plans with experienced tutors. 617-227-2225 | | 

Tutoring Available

TUTOR–Former Brookline, Lexington and Concord teacher (30 years experience in grades 1-12, elementary classrooms, middle and high school English teacher, Certified Literacy Specialist.)  Listed as “executive functioning” specialist on the Concord SPED website.  Masters + 60 post-grad credits.  
Available to tutor students in academic subjects, writing, and study / organizational skills.  
SAT, ACT, SSAT and ISEE test prep.  College essay support.
If interested, please contact me, and I can share my resume and provide excellent parent and professional references.
Cynthia 949-1522

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Become a YMCA Member: Pay $0 ‘til October!

You already belong, you just have to join. Join the West Suburban YMCA anytime in September and you’ll get the month free (excludes Youth Memberships and Group Memberships).

The West Suburban YMCA is Hiring

Full Time and Part Time Job Opportunities

Discover a great place to work! Do meaningful work and be part of a welcoming and inclusive team at the Y. The West Suburban YMCA is currently seeking applicants for several roles within the Membership, Fitness, Aquatics, Child Care, and Sports Departments. Open positions include:

  • Afterschool Program Group Leaders
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Swim Instructors
  • Lifeguards
  • Personal Trainers
  • Member Service Representatives
  • Birthday Party Coordinator
  • And more!

All employees receive a free membership to the Y, discounts on Y programs, childcare, and camps, ongoing professional development, and other benefits. To view all open positions and apply online, visit

Group Exercise Classes – Free for Members

Indoors, Outdoor, or Virtual Classes

The West Suburban YMCA has a diverse schedule of group exercise classes to meet your fitness needs! We have a variety of indoor, outdoor, and virtual classes including outdoor spin, outdoor bootcamp, yoga, Zumba, pilates, and more. New classes are being added each month! Face masks are optional for outdoor classes, provided safe distancing is in place. Face masks are required for indoor classes. View the schedule:

Sign Up for YBA – YMCA Youth Basketball League

Registration opens October 1st

Ages 4-12, Kids of all genders welcome!

YBA (Youth Basketball Association) is a fun league for kids ages 4-12 to learn and play basketball. Leagues are separated by age groups, and teams practice for the first thirty minutes of the session to improve skills and play a game for the second thirty minutes to utilize skill and teamwork. Our YBA league will be modified to comply with all CDC, state, and local youth sports guidelines. Register beginning October 1. Season starts Saturday, November 20. Parent volunteer coaches are highly encouraged! Contact Josh Downes at for more information or to register.

Annual Fall Festival – Free Family Event

Saturday, October 16 from 2:00-4:00pm

Celebrate fall at the Y as we host our annual free family festival. Wear your costume and join us for a jam-packed afternoon of Halloween-themed activities, games, crafts and entertainment. Cider and snacks will be provided! This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend! Please noteAs much as we love your four-legged friends, pets are not allowed on our track and field. Please plan to leave your dogs at home.

Support the YMCA at the Spooky Soiree

Saturday, October 30 from 5:30-8:30pm

Join us for a Halloween-themed cocktail party with games, raffles, and spooky fun, with all proceeds supporting the Y’s financial aid program. We will transform our outdoor tented area into a beautiful party space that will allow us to gather safely to celebrate the West Suburban YMCA. The night will feature fantastic hors d’oeuvres and dessert provided by Above and Beyond Catering, surprising signature cocktails, and many more scary delights! Costumes and festive attire are encouraged but not mandatory. For more information about tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrea Newman

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a nonprofit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Chemistry Tutor short walk to NSHS

Improve your grade in your Chemistry course.   To learn concepts in chemistry quickly and thoroughly and to become a quick problem-solver, please contact Lida Famili, a retired Milton Academy Chemistry teacher.  Lida has taught Chemistry for over 25 years and has dozens of references.  Walking distance to Newton South high school.  Please call or text at 617-780-5461.  Email
Thank you.

Reza Khorshidi

Cell: 617-559-0462

Informational Session on Boy Scouts

Join Boy Scouts of America Troop 205! Calling all boys ages 11 to 17 who are in the outdoors, community service, and making new friends! Please join us on Monday, September 20th from 7 – 8:30pm at the Carroll Center for the Blind Technology Center, 770 Centre St., Newton, MA to learn more about the Scouts BSA and Troop 205.    Check us out at: For more information about scouting overall or our 9/20 membership event, contact Scoutmaster Jim Janosky at or (617) 290-5098. Come see why Scouting is the adventure of a lifetime!

Join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210

Boys and girls grades 1-5 are invited to join Newton Cub Scout Pack 210. Scouting is a great opportunity to make new friendships, and is also really fun, especially for new 1st grade Tigers, to experience with friends. We have an exciting year planned, with fun activities including camping, hiking, outdoor activities, community service, and monthly Den/Pack meetings. All meetings will be outdoors with modifications for COVID safety. Our kickoff meeting is on Thursday Sept. 23 at 5:30 pm, at the Arsenal Park in Watertown. We are also looking for leaders for the Tiger (1st grade) and Wolf (2nd grade) Dens. Please email Chris to join and with questions. We look forward to a great Scouting year ahead!

Contact Chris with questions.

Academic & Musical Tutoring for Newton Public School Students

The school year is about to begin under very unusual circumstances. In these times, many families may wish to supplement their children’s schooling through individual or small group tutoring sessions.

I am an experienced tutor and a graduate of Yale University. I’m also a proud Brookline High School grad. I can tutor students of all ages and levels in a range of subjects including Math, Science, Foreign Languages [Spanish, French], Music, and English.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to be able to help the Newton Public Schools’ communities thrive during this unusual school year!
Gabriel Mininberg

Music Lessons at The Conservatory at Highlands!

Welcome back to school everyone! If you’re starting a new instrument, or looking to develop your skills as a musician, The Conservatory is here to help. Locally owned and operated in Newton Highlands. 
Our teachers are experienced, patient, kind and supportive. We help musicians of any age reach their goals. 
Try learning an instrument along with your child in our parent/student lessons. It is an amazing educational activity for the family. 
Book time in our state-of-the-art recording studio for audition tapes or other projects!

Sign Up/Inquire Here (no commitment necessary)   

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or call/text/e-mail: 617-903-0944

The Conservatory offers music lessons on almost all instruments, including: piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, drums, bass, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trombone, baritone, oboe, ukulele, and even harmonica! Sign up for rock bands, which meet weekly; or record in our state-of-the-art recording studio with audio production lessons and more!

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Private tutor offering sessions for academic support and ACT/SAT prep

Are you looking for someone who can help your daughter or son?         

Chris Orr has worked with students of a wide age range, specializing in preparing high school students for the ACT, SAT and tutoring Math, English and History. Most of his SAT prep students enjoy a score improvement of over 150 points, which exceeds the results of any national or regional tutoring company. His approach relies on a 3 pronged focus on Strategy, Content, and Practice with the material to maximize his students’ results. With over 10 years of experience as an interviewer of college applicants, Chris also offers students and their parents college admissions consulting. Families hire Chris to help students with English, writing, Algebra, Geometry, History, and the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and AP exams. He works with students in their homes if the family prefers, or via Skype or Zoom. You may find more information about his services, including testimonials, at or contact him at 781 304 8805 or    Newton parents available as references!

Chris Orr – Orr Academic Advising – 781.304.8805 –