K-12 tutors needed: UW Pipeline Project

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Summer or Autumn 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.

Summer EDUC 401 Seminar: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

Thursdays | 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

EDUC 401 Autumn Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401 F: Mental Health and a Place: A Path to Resistance in Education

Mondays | 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM

This course will address how communities of color experience trauma and how trauma has been moderated by systems of oppression and perpetuated across ecological systems. We will discuss how these different systems have influenced the trauma of communities of color while also addressing the various ways preventative work is taking place in and out of school. We will also address the multiple solutions to this problem by giving insight to systemic and individual approaches being taken up in this work around what we like to call mental health equity.

EDUC 401 J: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

Mondays | 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

EDUC 401 C: Tutoring Math and Science

Tuesdays | 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM

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.

For questions or add codes, email pipeline@uw.edu or come to our office in MGH 171. Check our website for more seminars and further details!