Helen Richardson Program Manager – AVHS

Helen Richardson is in her second year as MTC Program Manager at Alta Vista High School, the district’s continuation high school. Her introduction to MTC was as a volunteer mentor under the skilled guidance of Program Manager predecessor, Leslie Schwarz. Helen has an eclectic background that includes experience in advertising, real estate, writing, fundraising and…

Best Practices for Volunteers

At recent training sessions, MTC Program Managers shared best practices with new volunteers. Show respect, dignity, patience, and honesty. Be persistent and consistent! Be present – students deserve our undivided attention. Share feelings, successes, and failures. Ask open-ended questions. Focus on student’s strengths and potential. Accept differences. Suggest new activities and ways to do things.…

Welcome Our New Staff

As the new year gets underway, there are some exciting staff updates at MTC. Please help us welcome Carol, Laura, and Jocelyn! Carol Olson – New Executive Director The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Carol Olson is joining MTC as the new executive director. “Carol comes to us with over twenty years…

Welcome Back to School!

Schools resumed in August and MTC is ready to support students! Our program provides tutors to elementary and middle schools and mentors for high school students. We can always benefit from more volunteers! If you’d like to learn more about tutoring or mentoring, please attend one of the volunteer information sessions…and make a difference in…

Field Trip to Color Me Mine

“I have never done anything like this before. It was a great experience, very relaxing”. — High school mentee whose interests usually lie in areas like computer science and math. This was a common sentiment after sharing a fun, artistic experience at Color Me Mine in Menlo Park on April 6. The group of fifty…