CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Computer Science
The CUNY Tutor Corps in Math and Computer Science brings students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in the mathematics and computer science classrooms. The Tutor Corps is a partnership between CUNY, the Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Education (DOE), and others. Tutors will be given training and support throughout the program in effective methods of engaging students in groups and one-on-one tutoring sessions.
The semester will begin with a two-week immersion program, during which tutors will meet representatives from their host schools, and begin learning about the curriculum and their support role. Corps members will also benefit from training by CUNY faculty which will focus on best practices in pedagogy, and offer supports in collaborative instruction.
CUNY is seeking eligible applicants with a desire to: improve the math and computer science learning of middle and high school students; inspire younger students to study STEM by developing mentoring relationships; and investigate secondary teaching of math or computer science as a viable career option.
Award / Eligibility Details:
In order to be eligible for this program, applicants typically meet the following criteria: be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate CUNY Student who is majoring in or intending to study a STEM discipline, particularly math, computer science, technology or math education; be interested in working/teaching in a New York City public school; be able to obtain proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), including DACA, by the start of the program in January; be academically qualified with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; be able to adapt to new challenges and communicate dependably and professionally; and have already completed 12 credits in math, computer science or education. Members of the CUNY Tutor Corps will be paid $15 per hour for approximately 12 hours per week from January to June.
Deadline: Mid-October each year
Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program, Teaching
Field of Study: Education / Teaching, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Location: United States
Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National
For more information: http://www2.cuny.edu/academics/school-college-partnerships/cuny-tutor-corps/