University Honors College - The Honorable mention
Friday
03/23/18

UB Linguistics Teaching Internship LIN 496

Posted by Tim on March 23, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Teaching Opportunities

Would you like to earn UB credit, gain valuable teaching experience, and make a contribution to your community at the same time?  The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is offering a Teaching Internship for the Fall 2018 semester, which places UB undergraduate students in the Buffalo Public Schools as a teacher’s aide or tutor, to work with children on developing their language and literacy skills.  This internship is open to students from any major and grade level who are native or near-native speakers of English and have at least a 2.0 GPA.  For three credits, interns work 112 hours over the course of the semester (about 8-10 hours per week), in a classroom or tutoring room in one of the public schools.  Interns can be placed in an early childhood school, an elementary school, a middle school, or a high school; the children in the schools include Spanish-English bilinguals, inner-city children, and international students. There are also a very few slots for interns to work with school psychologists, counselors, special ed, etc.  (CDS majors interested in working with an SLP should contact their own department first to inquire about their internship program.) To find out more about the Linguistics Department internship, or to request an application, please stop by Dr. David Fertig’s office, 638 Baldy Hall (Spring 2018 office hours: Monday and Friday, 10:30–11:30 a.m.) or e-mail him at: fertig@buffalo.edu.  (Please include “LIN 496 Internship” in the subject line of your e-mail.)

 

Monday
02/12/18

Honors College TA Information Session February 23

Posted by Tim on February 12, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo.  In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Join us for an information session on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall to learn more!

Monday
09/11/17

BEAM Opportunity

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Teaching Opportunities

BEAM is a nonprofit organization committed to building diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields by encouraging, supporting, and preparing underrepresented students in the Buffalo area to pursue a career in a STEM or technical related field. Founded in 1982, BEAM provides hands-on math, science, engineering, and technical experiences through Saturday Academies, BEAM Clubs, Summer Programs, and other related activities.

This fall, they are looking for Honors Scholars to work with BEAM students during Saturday Academies and to assist the office team with a variety of projects. If you are eligible for work-study, please write to Dr. Paul Spitale, at beamprogram@gmail.com by Friday, September 15th. Depending on your role and experience, this may be eligible for Honors Experience credit.

Monday
09/11/17

Teach For America

Posted by Tim on September 11, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

Change Starts with You

Join the network of leaders changing the course of our nation. By joining Teach For America, you will become part of a powerful group of changemakers working to expand opportunity for all students. As a corps member, you’ll be challenged to think creatively and lead boldly. You’ll leverage your unique talents to dismantle inequities from the classroom and beyond.

Curious about how you could make an immediate and lasting impact in the lives of others? Watch how corps members Brooke and Shahann are building a better future for the next generation.

Change starts with you. Apply to the 2018 Teach For America corps today.

NEXT Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

To learn more, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. 50,000+ alumni network.

Monday
04/10/17

Teach for America FINAL Early Application Deadline

Posted by Tim on April 10, 2017 in Teaching Opportunities

FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!

FINAL EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 21st

By joining Teach For America, you’ll be part of a network of leaders whose ambition and passion match your own. Start your senior year with a job offer in hand, connect with a vast network of social impact leaders, and access leadership development and paid opportunities available exclusively for early decision applicants.

Why apply early? Hear from others who applied in their junior year and learn about perks exclusive to early decision applicants.

It’s not too early to get started. Apply to the corps today.

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·        An overview of our organization (2min video)

·        Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

 

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·        All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·        Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·        Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·        Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·        Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·        Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·        Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·        DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

 

FINAL Early Application Deadline for the 2018 corps (for Fall 2017 graduates + Spring 2018 graduates): Friday, April 21, 2017!

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

 

Thursday
01/19/17

Teach for America: Next Application Deadline January 27

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27thth

Start your application: www.teachforamerica.org/apply

See the Impact you can have as a Teacher:

·         An overview of our organization (2min video)

·         Our mission in a nutshell (2min video)

The Basics and Benefits of Teach For America:

·         All academic majors and backgrounds accepted

·         Select your regional placement (not random assignment) from our 53 communities

·         Teach any grade level (preK-12) and subject including ELL and SpEd

·         Salary ranging from $24,000-$55,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits

·         Americorps Education Award of $11,550 and loan deferment/forbearance

·         Option to earn your certification and/or Masters in Education/teaching

·         Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their leadership and impact

·         DACA recipients are eligible to apply.

Education needs the most driven, passionate leaders your generation has to offer. Whatever you care most about—immigration, LGBTQ rights, health care—consider the limits imposed by a system that gives only certain kids the skills needed to be successful.

NEXT Application Deadline for the 2017 corps (Seniors) and the 2018 corps (for 2018 graduates): Friday, January 27, 2017.

For additional information, explore our www.teachforamerica.org as well as our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/teachforamerica or contact Chrystal Gaither (chrystal.gaither@teachforamerica.org)

Thursday
01/19/17

Kaplan Part-Time Teaching Jobs for UB Honors Scholars

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Kaplan: Part-Time Teachers Wanted

Kaplan Test Prep is seeking part-time teachers to prepare students for admission exams. If you scored well on your admission test and would like to help others do the same, apply today! Our teachers come from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal in their commitment to helping students achieve higher test scores.

Kaplan is a great place to work if you’re seeking teaching experience or if you want a challenging and fulfilling part-time job. Teachers receive paid training and ongoing support to build their teaching, presenting, and mentoring skills.  Our instructors start at $21/hr.

We currently have the following positions available:

Part-Time MCAT, DAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, and SAT Instructors (12-20 hrs/wk)

Our minimum score requirements are as follows:

MCAT: 90th percentile composite score–a 513 or above on the new MCAT

DAT: 90th percentile scores for Academic Average and PAT

GMAT: 90th percentile composite score–700 or above

LSAT:  90th percentile composite score–164 or above

GRE: 90th percentile scores on Math and Verbal Sections

SAT: 90th percentile scores on each section of the SAT

-Classes are held in our centers as well as throughout the community.

-No teaching experience is necessary (although it is preferred). We will train you to be a great instructor. Prep and training are paid.
-All classes are held in the evenings and/or weekends

If you would like to apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and score report to jamie.douglas@kaplan.com

Tuesday
09/13/16

Teach for America Information Session September 22

Posted by Tim on September 13, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Event, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Workshops

TEACHFORAMERICA

Learn how you can combat educational inequity.

Thursday September 22nd 3:30 PM | 109 Capen Hall

Education can transform our country, our communities, and the lives of the 15 million children who grow up in low income communities.  It is shameful that only 9% of children born into poverty will graduate from college.  It’s our time to step up and lead.  Together, we can make sure all kids have a shot at the American dream.  You have the power to change things.  Join us on Sept. 22 to learn how you can join the almost 9000 corps members teaching in 53 regions (along with over 42,000 alumni) fighting for educational equity.

Start today: SENIORS and GRADUATE STUDENTS Apply to the 2017 Teach For America corps. 

Next Deadline: October 19, 2016

Full salary, benefits, transitional grants, and AmeriCorps funding – Compensation

Have questions? Contact TFA’s Campus Recruiter: amy.alderman@teachforamerica.org

Tuesday
02/02/16

After School Tutor Job Opening (Part-Time)

Posted by Tim on February 2, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

The Valley Community Association is a non-profit, multi-faceted human service agency that provides services and programs to the residents of the Buffalo River Community. Services include child care, youth programs, senior citizen activities, family support services, and neighborhood beautification projects.

The Valley’s “Striving For Excellence” After School Program is seeking part time Tutors for the 2015-2016 school year. The tutor position runs Monday through Friday, 2:30pm-5:15pm, from now until the end of June. Some flexible scheduling as far as days is available, however successful candidates must be available the stated hours of 2:30pm-5:15pm.

The successful candidate should have previous experience working with youth in grades K-8. Tutors not only help students with homework completion but also assist in other programs such as science, art, physical education, and more. They must be comfortable working with small to medium size groups of children and able to work with various ages, abilities, and interests.

College students are highly encouraged to apply along with certified teachers.

The rate of pay varies from $10-$16/hour, commensurate with experience and credentials.

The successful candidate must also undergo a criminal and child abuse background check.

Cover letters AND resumes are part of the application process and BOTH are required in order to be considered for the position.  Cover letters and resumes can be emailed as Word or PDF attachments to Lori Overdorf, Director of Youth Services at loverdorf@thevalleycenter.com or mailed to Ms. Overdorf’s attention at the Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York 14210.

www.thevalleycenter.com

Tuesday
01/26/16

Honors Colloquium TA Applications Available Now

Posted by Tim on January 26, 2016 in Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

Honors Colloquium TA Applications Available NOW!
Are you interested in being a TA for the HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium? The Honors College is now accepting teaching assistant applications for Colloquium. We are currently looking for dynamic students who have a passion for working with the community and facilitating class discussions for first-year students.

Honors Teaching Assistant Position Overview
Honors Teaching Assistants (TA) facilitate HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium sections in the spring semester. HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium is a required two-credit service learning course that provides first-year Honors students an opportunity to participate in civic engagement opportunities in the city of Buffalo. In addition to leading course discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback and assistance to the course instructor, maintaining office hours, serving as a mentor to students, TA’s will act as a liaison between the students and community partners.

Students that have the following attributes are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Successful completion of HON 102: Freshmen Honors Colloquium with an A- or better.
• Good standing in the Honors College.
• Be able to attend training and orientation sessions in the fall and spring semester.
• Have completed at least 60 credit hours by the end of the summer.
• Be available to facilitate one section of HON 102 in the spring semester.

Interested students may attend the information session on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at jabbaar@buffalo.edu Applications are due on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and can be downloaded on the Honors College website.