As a Bonner, I am required to complete my work-study portion of my financial aid package off-campus. First years complete their hours at a local Saint Paul Public School, and I have been assigned to Linwood Arts Plus School. We are required to work approximately 6 hours a week, which can be split over 2 or 3 days. In my case, I will be working with Linwood’s K-3 students and tutoring them in English and Math. On Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week, I will work at the school from 9am to 12pm.
Linwood is about a 10 min bus ride and an 8 min walk away. For the nosy people here (I’m looking at you- haha!), I will take the eastbound 63 bus down Grand Avenue from Macalester and ride until S. Oxford St. I walk southbound down Oxford and Linwood School will be on my left. Since Bonners do work off-campus, we receive a semester-long unlimited bus pass to get to our worksites. I have also been using it to explore the Twin Cities!
On Tuesday (yesterday), I had my job orientation where I met with the administrators of Linwood and took a tour of the campus. Here’s the front of the school (with Jennifer in the foreground).
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In other news, September 24th marked the 1st month anniversary for Bonners! We have been at college for a month already! Here’s a picture of all 12 of us 🙂