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Job Opportunity: Math/Physics/Biology/Chemistry Tutors – STEM Tutoring, LLC

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STEM Tutoring LLC, a small innovative tutoring agency based in Bellevue, is searching for MATH, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY and PHYSICS tutors for high school students. At STEM Tutoring, our primary focus is connecting well with students, knowing that if a student enjoys their time with us, we can make significant progress helping them develop, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. With an increased focus on the STEM curriculum nationwide, we are passionate about assisting students in their mastery in Math and the Sciences.

– Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics
– exceptional Undergraduate Seniors with job experience considered as well
– Significant experience with high school students in an educational or mentoring/tutoring setting
– Skillful, empathetic 1-on-1 communication with both adolescents and their parents
– Transportation to Bellevue 1-2 times per week (bus is an easy option if no car)

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Job Opportunity: Summer Camp Science Specialist – Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Summer Camps

Summer Camp Science Specialist

Are you a science educator looking for a great way to spend your summer? Join us!

The JCCSF Summer Camps is now hiring an energetic, excited Science Specialist for its 1st and 2nd grade science-based camps! The science specialist is will be responsible for creating, organizing, and implementing day camp experiences for 9 one-week sessions of camp. Position is flexible for full or half-day employment.

The specialist will be responsible for creating the curriculum for three different themes:

Silly Science – Campers discover the wonders of science, making volcanoes erupt and motors roar, getting their hands dirty and testing scientific theories in the lab.

Design & Build -Campers investigate physics, architecture and engineering, using building sets, clay and recycled materials to build their own structures.

Nature Navigators – Campers investigate the ecology and wildlife of the Bay through daily hikes, science experiments and journal observations

  • Staff Orientation and planning time: May 31 – June 3
  • Camp Sessions: June 6 – August 5

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Lecture: The Dynamics of Students’ Engagement and Persistence in Science (05/03/16)

David HammerDavid Hammer will be visiting UW on Tuesday, May 3, and giving a talk.  The talk is from 2:003:30 in the Physics-Astronomy Building, Room C520.

The Dynamics of Students’ Engagement and Persistence in Science[1]
David Hammer, Tufts University

For the past two years our group[2] has been been considering episodes of students’ inquiry from our data in elementary schools and university settings. Working with collaborating faculty from chemistry, physics, and biology, we select examples everyone agrees clearly show students’ doing science. We then subject these to close analysis, moment-by-moment, to understand insofar as the data allows what aspects of the situation contributed to the dynamics. With nine such analyses in hand, we look for themes or categories. Some of what this accomplishes is to articulate tacit criteria in what we think of as science.

I will review several interacting dimensions of what we have seen across cases: one or more students’ positioning themselves as not understanding; the role of affect and in particular what we have started to describe as “vexation;” and students’ efforts and agency in articulating a problem. And I’ll focus on one interesting, non-tautological result: In five of the nine cases, the dynamics involved students working to formulate and convince each other of a question.

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Summer Internship Opportunity: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars (Application Deadline: 04/25/16)

I am pleased to announce that the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program is now accepting applications for Summer 2016!  Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led startups, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 award and earn course credit.

Students with backgrounds in biology, business, chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nursing, physics, programming, public health, psychology, statistics and more should apply.  Eleven different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering and health sciences fields.

WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars
WHEN: Summer 2016 (June 20 – August 19)
EARN: $5,000 and course credit
DEADLINE: Monday, April 25 at midnight


Students from all three campuses are invited to apply.  All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus.  Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Spring 2016 are not eligible; students who will graduate in Summer 2016 or later are eligible).  This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.

Job Opportunity: Chemistry, Math, or Physics Tutor – Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE)

Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) LogoCLUE is hiring many positions for the 2016-2017 school year. Please go to our website (http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/clue/home/) and look under the Work With Us tab for more information and descriptions/qualifications. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section to help as well.

CLUE (Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment) is looking for undergraduate students interested in supporting their peers in becoming independent learners. At CLUE we use active learning and skill based teaching in order to help students better understand how to succeed, not just know the content.

We are hiring for Front Desk Managers as well as a variety of Drop-in tutor positions (Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing, French, Korean and Computer Science). We do not have a GPA requirement but there are certain courses you have to complete for drop-in tutor positons. Go to the website and consider joining our wonderful CLUE team.

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Lecture: “The Role of Research in Improving Instruction – New Insights from Introductory Physics and Upper-Division Analog Electronics” (02/24/16)

Mackenzie StetzerThe role of research in improving instruction:  New insights from introductory physics and upper-division analog electronics
Prof. Mackenzie Stetzer, University of Maine

In recent years, large-scale undergraduate course transformation efforts have become an increasingly visible response to a well-documented need for improved STEM instruction at all levels.  The role of research-validated instructional materials in such transformations, however, is sometimes overlooked.  As the focus of these efforts shifts from introductory to upper-division courses, there is an increasing need for the kind of in-depth studies of student thinking that can inform the development of effective instructional materials.  In this talk, two complementary studies aimed at improving instruction will be highlighted.  The first is an ongoing, multi-year, multi-institutional investigation of student learning of analog electronics in the context of junior-level laboratory courses.  While much of this investigation has focused on student conceptual understanding, recent work has begun to probe skill-based learning outcomes such as troubleshooting.  The second study examines student reasoning skills and the complex interactions among reasoning, metacognition, and conceptual understanding that shape student responses to qualitative physics problems.

Job Opportunity: Tutor – University Tutoring

University Tutoring seeks experienced tutors in Seattle

WANTED: Experienced Spanish, Writing, Study Skills, Math, Science, SAT/ACT Tutors

University Tutoring, independently-owned tutoring center in the Seattle area since 1979, offers individualized tutoring programs for students in grades K – adults. We work closely with each client to design a program that takes into consideration specific objectives, learning style, schedule and unique needs.

University Tutoring has open positions for tutors in the following subjects:
Study Skills
Algebra I/II
SAT/ACT Test Prep

Hiring and Training for the open positions will take place in immediately.

Details about the job:
We are located in the University District, just east of University Village.
All tutoring is on-site. (We do not travel to homes or schools.)
All tutoring is one-to-one and sessions last 50 minutes.
Students will be mostly middle school through high school with occasional college students and are matched to tutors according to needs, subjects, personality, and teaching/learning styles.
Hours are flexible between 1-9pm Mon-Thurs, and 10-6 Sundays.
We ask for a minimum of 6 hours of availability per week (at least two 3-hour shifts).
*Willingness to tutor multiple subject a huge plus.*
Tutoring in the summer is flexible and negotiable.
Compensation starts at $23/hr

How to apply:
Interested applicants should email their resumes, including relevant experience, subjects and level comfortable tutoring, and an explanation of their teaching philosophy.
B.A., B.S. or graduate degree preferred, but individuals with experience and demonstrated excellence will be considered as well.
Priority will be given to individuals interested in tutoring for the remainder of this school year and the entirety of the next school year (September 2016-June 2017).
Interviews begin immediately. Positions will remain open until filled.

For more information, check out: www.universitytutoring.com