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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


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


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:


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 or mailed to Ms. Overdorf’s attention at the Valley Community Center, 93 Leddy Street, Buffalo, New York 14210.


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 Applications are due on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. and can be downloaded on the Honors College website.