Citizenship Tutoring (Cit Tut) at the Harvard University Institute of Politics is a public service program building a greater civic engagement throughout the Harvard community. The program is a partnership between the undergraduate program members at the IOP and Harvard Bridge, an adult training program open to all Harvard University staff and faculty. Every week our tutors meet with employees from various departments within the Harvard community, and recently Great Boston as well through the Open Door Immigration Services, to guide them through the citizenship application and study for the four components of the U.S. citizenship test: civics, speaking, reading, and writing.
Cit Tut is also rooted in the notion of flexibility; tutors meet with their tutees when the tutee is available — be it after EOD on a weekend— to accommodate long work days or various other external factors incorporated in the unique experiences of immigrant adults in the United States. Through Cit Tut, members of the Institute of Politics can be involved with public service hands-on and give back to the wider Harvard community, while learning about and engaging with broader issues of immigration in the U.S.