Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Spring Quarter!
The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. You can tutor as a volunteer or take one of our EDUC 401 seminars to receive credit.
The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.
EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:
Mondays | 4:30-5:50pm
Empowered Eco Education is a 2-credit I&S seminar that allows students to write their own environment-related curriculum and teach them to 3rd and 4th graders. Teaching will take place at Concord Elementary (located in South Park, Seattle) on Thursdays. Students will leave UW around 2:45 PM and return to UW around 6 PM. The focus of Empowered Eco Education is to get kids excited about the environment and natural sciences and to empower them to stand up for their community and the environmental injustices their community faces. This seminar will be a good experience for students interested in social justice and environmental education.
This seminar counts for the Perspectives and Experiences requirement for the Environmental Studies major and the Program on the Environment minor. Transportation to and from Concord Elementary will be provided.
Thursdays | 11:30-12:50pm
We all need to eat, but for students, not having a secure source of food can be especially stressful. By using a social justice lens, we will look at how food insecurity impacts a students ability to learn and how it affects marginalized communities. We will investigate programs, such as the free & reduced lunch program to understand its benefits and drawbacks in addressing food insecurity. The second half of this course will explore ways to use food as a way to empower students in their learning experience and keep them engaged. Alongside the seminar, students will volunteer at the Danny Woo Community Garden in the International District, assisting in their youth programs & garden crew.
*This seminar is 3 credits, unless you have permission from the instructor.
Tuesdays | 5:00-6:20pm
In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect STEM education.