Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter 2019 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 Winter 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.
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.
Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 3 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.
EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:
EDUC 401I: Teaching English Language Learners
Tuesdays from 10:30-11:50am
Within the past decade, English Language Learners (ELLs) have increased by over 50% in the U.S. It is important that future educators learn how to linguistically and culturally respond to the students’ needs. Through this seminar, students will learn about challenges that ELLs face in the classroom and learn instructional strategies to help increase learning comprehension. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own tutoring experiences.
EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science in K-12
Mondays from 4:30-5:50pm
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.
EDUC 401L: Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education
Wednesdays from 5:00-6:20pm
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.
The Pipeline Project
University of Washington
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206-616-2302 | pipeline