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Virtual Chemistry Tutor/Chem 104/Flexible Tutoring Hours

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The City Tutors

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***Note: Due to COVID-19, all tutoring with this site has moved online. In-person tutoring will resume once it is safe for tutors to commute to the site. If you are interested in providing online or in-person tutoring at this site, let us know!***

The City Tutors (CT) is looking for tutors to provide academic support for a General Chemistry II course. This class is the second semester of a two-semester general chemistry course-sequence. An in-depth introduction to the fundamental laws and techniques of chemistry for majors in science and engineering. Topics include: chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; free energy, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics; electrochemistry; advanced bonding concepts; metals and coordination chemistry; and nuclear chemistry. Tutors will create videos to supplement material learned in class or from the course readings, and may hold live study group sessions online outside of the class.

This is a great opportunity for students who are majoring (or have already earned a degree) in the course area to enhance their knowledge and experience and who are interested in tutoring. In this role, you would collaborate with an instructor to improve students’ performance while being supported and guided by an experienced academic support professional.

All tutors supporting chemistry classes are expected to commit a minimum of three hours availability each week to support students having difficulty with the material. You would work with students who are struggling, as well as designing videos or assignments, and create differentiated instruction as the need arises. You will be supported throughout this process by the City Tutors staff. Tutors providing virtual support outside of the class also need to maintain a reliable internet connection in a relatively quiet space for a minimum of 1 hour sessions.

All tutors are also expected to complete a three session comprehensive, professional training regimen. 3 hours of live training, plus another hour and a half for orientation. This is a commitment of 4.5 hours of live training, over the course of the semester.

Training days will be determined based on your schedule and that of the Tutor Trainer's.

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 in the class 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.

To apply, you must:

  1. Have received an A- or A in Chemistry courses
  2. Have a GPA at or above 3.2, or have completed a degree program
  3. Submit monthly reports, keep a log sheet of any tutoring appointments done outside of class, and regularly communicate with the tutor training coordinator.

Learn more about the City Tutors here:
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About The City Tutors

Location:

92-24 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374, US

Mission Statement

The City Tutors (CT) is a NYC wide volunteer tutoring and mentoring hub that ensures historically underserved communities have equitable access to resources that are fundamental to educational and professional success.

Description

Our vision is to create a hub where any New Yorker can leverage their academic and professional skills and content knowledge to uplift their community and where disadvantaged communities can access resources that they need.

We see tutoring as a way to empower individuals to work in the community. We provide flexible times, convenient locations, and meaningful experiences, allowing more community members to participate and to support community partners for longer.

We believe tutoring must be a reflective act that both helps strengthen individuals' support of others and helps individuals better understand themselves. We provide our tutors with access to industry mentors who help connect the work they are doing with us with what they've done in the past and what they want to do in the future.

We believe in leveraging the workforce skills of our community of volunteers by pairing those in need of professional support with industry experts who can provide insight into specific fields and feedback on professional documents.

We see the City Tutors as an opportunity to bring people together under a common purpose. We want like-minded individuals to feel they are part of a fellowship, to build their network with people within their discipline, and to expand the disciplines and industries they've been exposed to.

Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 hours tutoring per week
  • Must be a US Resident, 4.5 hours of live training

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