[Parentsgroup-list] Fwd: Proctor Recruitment for 2007-08

Irene Newton irene.newton at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 18:03:09 EST 2006

Thanks to Christine for making this information more broadly known.  I have
been a tutor at Winthrop house for two and a half years now and would be
happy to answer any questions you may have about the application process,
how kid-friendly the environment is and what it's been like for us (parents
of Gabriel, 4 months old).

Irene Newton

On 11/22/06, wenc at fas.harvard.edu <wenc at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Hello again--
> There IS one (rather exclusive) way Harvard grad students with kids can
> get some
> substantial housing help, and that is by becoming a Freshman Proctor or a
> House
> Tutor.  These are both fancy names for "house fellow," or a grad student
> who
> lives in the houses with the students (95% of Harvard undergrads live in
> campuc
> housing and have strong affiliations with their houses).  Proctors and
> tutors
> attend to various issues the students are having with work and life,
> breaking
> up parties involving alcohol, etc.
> This can be a fantastic deal for a grad student family, because you get
> free
> room and free meals in exchange for what is often not a whole lot of work.
> There are a VERY limited number of family apartments available for
> proctors and
> and house tutors.  (Most are designed for single students.) They usually
> have
> minimal kitchen faculities and are not huge, but on the other hand you
> live in
> Harvard Square for free.  Pets are also allowed for proctors/tutors to
> keep in
> most houses.  (That's why you see dogs running around Harvard yard
> sometimes.)
> When families manage to get these gigs they usually do not vacate for
> years, so
> there are usually only a handful of spaces (or even only one or two, or
> none)
> available every year.  However, it's worth applying for if you are at all
> interested.  I'm guessing that house tutors and proctors with kids have
> better
> rentention and faster finishing rates than those who do not have these
> jobs.
> These positions are extremely competetive, and it's often difficult to get
> one
> if you haven't been a nonresident tutor or had another similar position,
> so if
> you are interested and can't get a residential position this year, you can
> improve your chances next year by being a nonresident tutor instead.
> I will send along house tutor information soon--the application deadline
> is
> usually in January, I think.  Also, if anyone on this list is already a
> tutor
> and has suggestions or opinions, please pass them along!
> Best, Christine
> ----- Forwarded message from ocsacademic-list at lists.fas.harvard.edu -----
>     Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 11:27:03 -0500
>     From: ocsacademic-list at lists.fas.harvard.edu
> Reply-To: ocsacademic-list at lists.fas.harvard.edu
> Subject: Proctor Recruitment for 2007-08
>       To: ocsacademic-list at lists.fas.harvard.edu
> Interested in being a Harvard College house proctor? See below from the
> Freshman Dean's Office, and attachment:
> >>>As we kick-off proctor recruitment for the 2007-08 academic year we'd
> >>>like to ask to your help in identifying good candidates for the proctor
> >>>position. To be eligible, individuals must have an officer level
> >>>position at the University or be enrolled as a degree candidate in a
> >>>Harvard graduate or professional school. We are looking for candidates
> >>>who demonstrate competence, sensitivity, maturity, and judgment in
> >>>dealings with peers, professional colleagues, and younger men and
> women.
> >>>
> >>>The attached flyer provides detailed information about the position and
> >>>the application process. Please forward this to any students or
> >>>colleagues who you think may be a good match for this position. We will
> >>>also have an information session about the proctor role on Thursday,
> >>>December 7 at 6 PM in the Straus Common Room for individuals seeking
> >>>more information about the position.
> >>>
> >>>Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.
> >>>
> >>>Cheers,
> >>>Gretchen Gingo
> >>>
> >>>--
> >>>~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
> >>>Gretchen M. Gingo
> >>>Department Administrator
> >>>Freshman Dean's Office
> >>>
> >>>6 Prescott St.
> >>>Harvard College
> >>>Cambridge, MA 02138
> >>>(617) 495-1574
> >>>Fax: (617) 496-1624
> >
> ----------
> Sharon Belden
> Assistant Director, Graduate Student and PhD Advising
> Office of Career Services
> Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
> 54 Dunster Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> (617) 495-2595
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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