Lab Assistant/Tutor Needed for Center for Discovery and Innovation


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

85 St Nicholas TerraceNew York, NY 10031

About

The City Tutors (CT) is looking for science tutors to support the educational curriculum of a campus nanotechnolagy lab, the Eisele Research Group (based out of City College's Center for Discovery and Innovation). This educational pilot was created for grant consideration by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This is a great opportunity for anyone who has an interest/has taken coursework in science, has minored or majored in science, or has already earned a degree in science.

A tutor supporting this program is expected to commit a minimum of 2-3 hours every week. These hours can be completed on the same day. The days a tutor will be supporting can be determined based on their scheduled availability.

Tutors will have a variety of opportunities based on their interests:

-Tutors will have the opportunity to run simple science experiments (focused on the effect of suncreen on people) for high school students. Tutors will receive training from lab personnel to facilitate these presentations. The experiments run Mondays - Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, and Fridays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm during the first week of August. Tutors can commit to one or more days of the week to run these experiments.

- Tutors will have opportunity to present science material to an afterschool program. The presentations will be run Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 pm, and Fridays from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Tutors can select one or more days of the week to do the presentations.

--Tutors will have the opportunity to transition into a pure science tutor role for the fall at the Bey Scholars After School Program.

- Tutors who do experiments or presentations have opportunity to also serve as lab assistants for the Eisele Group in the fall.

Throughout this process, tutors will be supported and guided by experienced academic support professionals from the Eisele Group, Bey Scholars, and the City Tutors. A tutor supporting this program will also benefit from:

- Direct apprenticeship by Prof. Eisele and Mr. Bey.

- Direct hands on training in science education integration

- Access to the Eisele group lab space and research training experience.

- Opportunity to become instructors with Bey Scholars, Inc: for a Harlem-based non-profit organization that creates and provides a board variety of after-school programs.

- Hands on experience with CCNY’s outreach program with the National Science Foundation.

All tutors are also expected to complete a four session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 6 hours of live training, plus another hour and a half for orientation. This is a commitment of 7.5 hours of in person training, and 4 hours of supplemental training for a total of 11.5 hours of training over the course of the Fall semester.

Training days will be determined based on your schedule and that of the Tutor Training Coordinators.

In addition to the tutor-training regimen, volunteers are expected to attend training done by staff at the Center for Discovery and Innovation in regards to presentation material, proper/safe use of lab equipment and materials, lab protocol and safety precautions, and lab etiquette.

CT's tutoring program has been successful in helping students gain access to support that they otherwise would not have received, given their limited time spent on campus. Having a tutor involved in the program early in the semester will allow us to employ strategies to reduce withdrawals and student failure rates. Your work with us would help the students’ overall subject area performance, and help us improve this educational support model, reaching more students and departments with comprehensive academic support.

Learn more about the Center for Discovery and Innovation here:

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/research/discovery

To apply, you must:

  1. Have coursework in Science/Engineering that you've received an A- or A in
  2. Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree program.
  3. Ability to handle unexpected situations in the lecture room/laboratory in a positive manner.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-3 hours tutoring per week
  • 11.5 hours of tutor training, plus additional lab safety training.

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