Monday, November 4, 2013

MESA Tutor Training Program - we want you!

We are looking for engaging and motivated graduate and undergraduate students who want to make a difference to underrepresented youth in Seattle.  Starting this month, you can train to become a Seattle MESA math and science tutor for local middle and high school students.  

WHO: Engaging and motivated UW graduate and undergraduate students who want to work with middle and high school students from underrepresented groups.  We are looking for students who want training and experience working in local Seattle schools with a cohort of trained peers.  MESA tutors must attend our fall MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills workshop, enroll in our 1 credit winter, weekly seminar and commit to working 2-3 hours per week in the winter and spring in Seattle Public Schools.  And in case you were wondering....STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering/Environment and Math.

WHAT: Join the Seattle MESA Tutor Training Program.  Seattle MESA provides enrichment opportunities and high quality resources that inspire students underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue education and careers in math, engineering and science (  We are offering a tutor training and certification for UW graduate and undergraduate students to work with Seattle middle and high school students from underrepresented groups in math and science. 
1) MESA STEM Tutor Training.  This is a 6 hour tutor skills and cultural competency training designed to get you ready to work one on one and in small groups with Seattle middle and high school students in math and science.

2) Winter 1 credit seminar and service learning.  This is a weekly, winter quarter seminar designed to enrich your tutoring skills and provide a cohort-based learning network through short readings, activities and discussions of your weekly tutoring experience.  You will observe teachers and your students in their classrooms and then tutor your small group as part of the seminar experience.  This will be available in the Winter Time Schedule (C ENV 490).  Please email me for an add code.

WHERE: Ocean Sciences Building Room 310 for the fall MESA STEM Tutor Training

WHEN: 1) MESA STEM Tutor Training Basic Skills -  Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20 from 2:30-5:30 (we will provide snacks!).
             2) Winter 1 credit seminar and weekly tutoring (please contact me for an add code when registering for C Env 490).

Questions?  Please email

If you are interested, please fill out this survey to join the program.  We look forward to working with you!