We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle. Starting this spring, you can begin your training to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for high school students.
WHO: 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 Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers. MESA tutors must attend a MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop (offered spring and autumn quarters), enroll in our weekly seminar (offered autumn and winter quarters) and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in Seattle Public Schools. And in case you were wondering….STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.
WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program. Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (http://www.seattlemesa.org/). We offer a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. Sign up now to start our training program this spring!
Seattle MESA Tutors must complete to following to be certified:
· Complete a Seattle MESA Introductory Tutoring Training Workshop (CENV 490 B).
· Attend a weekly seminar during their first quarter of tutoring (offered Autumn or Winter quarter).
· Tutor students once a week on site at a partner school during the afterschool program hours.
· Complete and pass the appropriate subject area test equivalent to the EOC exam.
· Complete a background check through the Seattle Public Schools.
MESA Introductory Tutor Training Workshop. 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 Seattle middle and high school students in math and science. You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and complete a series of assignments and reflections. Sign up for C ENV 490 Section B Special Topics in the Spring Time Schedule. Once you complete this workshop, you are eligible to join our fall weekly seminar and begin tutoring.
WHEN: Three Wednesdays in May: May 14, 21 and 28 from 4-6 pm. All students must also be able to complete a classroom observation during the day at a local high school.
Questions? Please email TutorSeattleMESA.
M. Claire Horner-Devine, PhD
Director of Diversity and Leadership Development
College of the Environment
Ocean Sciences Building, Box 355355
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5355