Science Tutors/Work with Lab/Middle School/South Bronx/Fridays/1-2 hr per week

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The City Tutors

The City Tutors (CT) is looking for science tutors to be a content lead who can lead topic discussions and science activities in nanotechnology and renewable energy fields, and furthermore to be able to present these topics to middle school students on Friday afternoons at the 218 Rafael Hernandez Middle School for the Fall 2019 semester.

About

The City Tutors (CT) is a volunteer tutoring program and non-profit organization with a goal to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers to build professional skills and share their knowledge while helping to enhance and expand academic support to students in underserved programs around NYC. The City Tutors offers tutoring support and career development initiatives across four of the five boroughs as well as delivering academic services to all areas within the CCNY umbrella.

The City Tutors is currently partnered with the Eisele Research Group, a nanotechnology group based out of the Center for Discovery and Innovation at the City College of New York. As part of a recently awarded NSF grant to the Eisele Research Group, an outreach program was created to present scientific concepts to students and communities throughout the city. The overall goal of this project is to increase public understanding of nanotechnology, and how fundamental research in nanoscience can pave the way to new renewable energy technologies. Increased public knowledge and engagement is only possible when the information is clearly disseminated to the public regarding what kind of research is being done and how the research can contribute to our society. Unfortunately, communicating and promoting science beyond a scientific audience proves challenging, a task that researchers themselves are not trained for. This project then aims to be a part of that change. The Eisele Group is partnering with Bronx Lacrosse, a student retention and support program that uses lacrosse as a vehicle to empower students both in and outside the classroom. Originally starting at the Highbridge Green School, it has expanded to support other middle schools within the Bronx Community.

The project entails the creation of intriguing, simple to understand science lessons and activities for a middle school audience as part of a pilot initiative. The goal is to produce a minimum of 10 lessons/activities for students that will contain elements of professional development, conceptualization, lesson planning, presentation, and post-presentation phases, with periodic elements of sample student testing and evaluation. Members of the lab will use these short lessons/activities when giving talks about their work, and the activities will be made available to high school and undergraduate instructors.

Learn more about the Eisele Group here:
https://eiselegroup.com/

Learn more about Bronx Lacrosse here:
https://bronxlacrosse.org/

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About The City Tutors

Location:

160 Convent Ave, Shepard Hall 550, New York, NY 10031, US

Mission Statement

The City Tutors mission is to use tutoring as a means to increase community engagement and cultivate community members' professional growth.

Description

We are the tutoring program for CCNY's Colin Powell School and a community organization that serves programs across 4 of the 5 boroughs. Currently we provide in-class tutors to support adult education programs at 5 CUNY schools, including CCNY, BMCC, LaGuardia, City Tech, and Hostos (and its extension campus, CUNY in the Heights). We are also partnered with five non-profits that provide high school equivalency support to the populations they serve: Childrens Aid Society, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp, Henry Street Settlement, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and (through the Department of Youth and Community Development) Moshulu Montefiore Community Center. Outside of adult education, we work with housing projects, high schools, and a nano-tech lab. For most of our opportunities, we put tutors in classrooms where they are collaborating with an instructor to support students. We also do one-to-one and small group tutoring. We tailor the support to the needs of the site. We are a great place to tutor if you are in college, a working professional or a retired professional.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1220 Gerard AveBronx, NY 10452

(40.83548,-73.91972)
 

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Environmental Science
  • Research
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 - 2 hours every Friday
  • Meeting with Eisele Research Group and City Tutors on semi-regular basis.

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