Make a difference to traditionally underrepresented high school students by encouraging their achievement and success in STEM classes! We’re looking for tutors to visit a school once a week while taking a 1-credit UW seminar on cultural competency and STEM skills.
WHAT IS THE SEATTLE MESA TUTOR TRAINING PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?
Seattle MESA provides opportunities and resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We are offering a tutor training for UW graduate and undergraduate students as well as community members to work with high school students in math and science.
WHO CAN TUTOR?
Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with high school students and have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local high schools with a cohort of trained peers.
Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following:
- Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 410).
- Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (CENV 420 offered Autumn or Winter quarters).
- Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school.
- Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test.
- Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools and follow UW volunteer guidelines.
HOW AND WHEN CAN I START?
Register now for the spring MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop (C ENV 410 Special Topics in the Fall Time Schedule). This is a 1 credit hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with high school students in math. You will observe public school teachers and students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. There will be two workshops offered in fall quarter: one in October and the other in November. They meet three Wednesdays each: Sept. 24, Oct.1 and 8 from 3-5 pm; and Nov 5,12, and 19 from 4-6pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.
CAN SEATTLE MESA TUTORING COUNT TOWARDS MY MAJOR OR MINOR?
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WHAT TUTORS HAVE SAID
“MESA was a huge contributor in helping me decide what I wanted to do in college. Now I want to help other students, and show them how intriguing these subjects are.”
“My goal is to encourage students to see that they are fully capable of studying and succeeding in STEM fields, and to help students realize that they have the ability to change the face of STEM by becoming involved.”
“I’ve been passionate about STEM my entire life. Throughout most of my academic experiences I have felt discouraged at the low number of female and minority students in STEM fields. I want to share my enthusiasm, and help show students that they can succeed in STEM.”