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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.


2016-2017 Greiner Hall Special Interest Housing Information Session December 4

Posted by Tim on November 23, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Program Announcements, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring, Workshops

Information Session: Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH)

Join the Honors College at our Information Session for the Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing. This is a great opportunity, if you are interested in participating in civic engagement during your sophomore year.  Consider applying for Honors Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH), which is an opportunity for first-year students to continue building a strong connection to community in their sophomore year.

First preference will be given to those applicants who chose to also live in Greiner. However, students who would like to engage in a year-long service opportunity and take HON 201-202 (one credit each) sequence may also apply. Selected participants will be engaged in service for the full academic year which include 30 hours in the fall and 25 hours in the spring semester with a community partner of their choice.

Students interested in the living/learning portion will also live together in Greiner Hall. The Greiner SIH area will also keep Honors scholars connected to the college academically through a 1-credit fall course and a 1-credit spring course with guest speakers from the Buffalo community.

Interested students may attend an information session on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 2 pm in 108 Capen Hall, or contact Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah at Please note that students must submit their application materials by February 5, 2016 at 3 pm. Download your application today on the Honors College website!


Wanted: Engineering Students Interested in Teaching Hands-On Projects to High School Students

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2015 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seeking Engineering Students:

Nardin Academy (a local all-girls high school) is looking for volunteers from all engineering disciplines to help teach a hands-on/project based engineering course.  There are two classes that meet between 10 am and 2 pm Monday-Friday and the course will cover as many engineering disciplines as possible during the school year. This is a great opportunity for high school students to hear about all of the exciting opportunities in the engineering field, and will help promote females to enter STEM careers. If you are enthusiastic about your major and would like to share your experience for a day, this is a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of future engineers!

For more information or if you are interested please contact:

Robin M Closs SE PE


Winter 2016 Service Trip to Nicaragua with Outreach 360!

Posted by Tim on September 17, 2015 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Stress Relief, Study Abroad, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

2016 Nicaragua Winter Service Trip
January 9, 2016 through January 16, 2016

Join other volunteers teaching underserved children in Nicaragua.

Questions?  Call Jeanie-Marie Austin 716-331-0097 or email:

An informational webinar will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.  Please email Jeanie-Marie for more details.  Check out the team page here:

Honors experience credit is available and there may be Academic Enrichment Fund support from the Honors College for those with financial need…see Tim Matthews with questions:


Community As Classroom Internship-Earn Credit Hours While Building Your Resume

Posted by Tim on May 5, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

The UB Center for Urban Studies is looking for students to work as instructors in a project based learning program in an elementary school in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood beginning in the Fall 2015 Semester. With a one academic year comittment, students participating in this program can earn up to 3 hours of academic credit per semester, while gaining the type of experience that will give you an edge in the job market.

You w i l l work alongside other UB students to design curriculum, create fun and engaging activities, and watch your ideas come to life as you work with middle school students in a project based learning environment. This is a great opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, and other UB students, all while developing project management skills and earning academic credits.

do you want to make a difference
Neighborhood Development Service Learning Program
END 496 (Ungergraduates)
URP 545 (Graduates)
Internship Director: Jeff Kujawa (


Fall 2015 English Language Institute Chat Room Student Help Needed

Posted by Tim on April 13, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

English Language Institute
The Chat Room
Fall 2015

Each fall and spring semester, the English Language Institute (ELI) admits approximately 90 students from a variety of countries who attend its Intensive English Program (IEP). The University at Buffalo also enrolls almost 6,000 international students each year, many of whom are registered for English as a Second Language (ESL) credit courses.

By becoming a Chat Room partner, you will be able to help our international students not only with their conversational English skills but also with their cultural, academic and personal adjustment to UB.

The Chat room will “open” for the Fall semester on September 14 and “close” on   November 20 (10 weeks). Chat sessions are for 50 minutes each and start at 2:30, 3, 3:30 and 4 p.m. As a Chat Room partner, you will be required to complete 3 chat sessions per week for a total of 30 by November 20.

In addition to completing the 30 chat sessions, partners are also required to:

  • Attend an orientation session. The dates and times of the orientation session options will be announced.
  • Submit weekly writing assignments on UBLearns. Details will be discussed at the orientation session.

Your participation in the Chat Room program, will enable you to learn about other cultures and people as well as your own and yourself. Being a Chat Room partner will also provide you with the beginning of a true global experience without leaving UB. Many long-lasting friendships have developed from Chat sessions and students often say that their Chat Room experience has been a highlight of their UB studies.

This is a 2-credit course, and is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Registration is by permission of the instructor. Registration for ESL 320 Conversation Seminar will be made after attending one of the orientation meetings.

If you wish to participate in ELI’s Chat Room, complete the attached form and return it in person to Sarah Spriggs, 315 Baldy Hall or Kathy Curtis, 323 Baldy Hall, North Campus.

The Chat Room is not on-line! It is a face to face conversation program matching one native English speaking student with two non-native English speaking students. The Chat Room is organized by ELI for any current UB international (undergraduate and graduate) student. For more details about the English Language Institute, visit our web site:

This is a course that will earn you Honors experience credit!

Application: ESL 320 Seminar


Linguistics Fall 2015 Teaching Internship

Posted by Tim on March 26, 2015 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Teaching Opportunities

How 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 2015 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.  The internship is variable credit, from 2-6 credits, but most students sign up for 3 credits; 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; you can work in a regular classroom, an ESL classroom, or with a specialized teacher such as a teacher of Special Education, English, Math, Social Studies, Art, Reading, Science, Librarian etc. 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 SLPs, school psychologists, counselors, and social workers; to be eligible for one of these positions you must be a junior or senior in an appropriate major. To find out more about the internship, or to apply, please stop by the office of Dr. Jeri Jaeger, 618 Baldy Hall; you can pick up the information letter and participation form from the top wall-pocket next to her door.  You can also e-mail her at: