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Tutors Needed for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Community Announcements, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

Seeking college students who would like to tutor middle school and high school students in science and math.

University at Buffalo

Science & Technology Enrichment Program (STEP)

Pre-collegiate Preparatory Program serving students in grades 7-12

Call or stop in their office for more information.
South Campus-Diefendorf Annex room #4: 716-829-5676


FREE Math Tutoring…MTH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142, ULC 147 and 148

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Academics, Community Announcements, Stress Relief, Tutoring


We Tutor: MATH 121, 122, 131, 141, 142

ULC147 AND 148

Students who have visited say:

Great tutoring!

Amazing as always!  Very helpful and patient. 

I strongly recommend. Awesome

Great help, explained everything very well, left room with confidence!

 We are OPEN 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday – stop by!

We help with quiz/test, homework questions.



Student Tutors and Academic Coach Positions Needed for Academic Resource Center

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Community Announcements, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

We are looking for students  interested in tutoring various courses as well as academic coach positions for the spring semester and/ or summer. These positions require at least 5 hours of availability up to 15 hours per week depending on demand and subject matter for the Spring semester.  The summer tutoring and coaching would be a full time one month position for the month of July (summer bridge program).

The students should have an A in the courses they wish to tutor and a 3.0 or higher overall GPA.  Students need to have good communication skills and wiliness to help others.  Our most commonly requested courses are MTH, CHE, BIO, STA, ECO, ENG and various engineering courses.  We are also looking for PSC, HIS and SOC courses.

If you know of any students that are interested, they can email me directly or go online and fill out the application and mentioning that they are an honors student. Here is the link to the application:


ELI Chat Room Partners Needed

Posted by on August 10, 2017 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Tutoring

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 5,000 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 11 and “close” on November 17 (10 weeks). Each Chat session is for 50 minutes and could start at 2:30, 3, 3:30 or 4 p.m. As a Chat Room partner, you will be required to complete three (3) chat sessions per week for a total of 30 sessions by November 17.

In addition to completing the 30 chat sessions, you will also be required to:

  • Attend an orientation session. The dates and times of the orientation session options (which will take place during the first week of classes) will be announced at a later date.
  • Submit weekly writing assignments on UBLearns. Details will be discussed at the orientation session.

Your participation in the Chat Room program, will give you the opportunity 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 here at 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 completed after attending one of the orientation meetings.  You can also volunteer as a Chat Room partner.  This means you will not earn credit, need to complete 30 sessions or submit the weekly UBLearns writing assignments.

If you wish to participate, complete the attached form and return it in person to Kathy Curtis, English Language Institute, 323 Baldy Hall as well as to arrange for an interview.

The Chat Room is not online! 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 open to all UB international undergraduate and graduate students. .

If Interested, please complete the attached registration form.ESL 320 Seminar




Teach for America: Next Application Deadline January 27

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 27thth

Start your application:

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 as well as our youtube channel: or contact Chrystal Gaither (


Kaplan Part-Time Teaching Jobs for UB Honors Scholars

Posted by 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


Tutor Needed

Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutor wanted for a Buffalo State rising sophomore.   The position is for about 6 hours/week, roughly 2 hours, and three days per week.  The student is bright, but needs help staying focused and organized. But he needs someone to help him figure out what home work he needs to do, what studying he should do, etc.  For more information and to apply contact the student’s mother Sesha, at 716-688-7366.


Tutor Needed for the Academic Resource Center…Computer Science Especially Needed

Posted by on February 15, 2016 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Tutoring

Tutor Needed:

The Academic Resource Center is looking for a Computer Science tutor especially for the 200 level courses.  If you are interested in helping others and being part of a team apply today.  This position has a flexible schedule and can be a rewarding experience.  If you are interested go the following website to find out more information and the application.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. An interview will be scheduled once the application is submitted. Thank you.

Linda B. Zilgme
Tutorial Coordinator
Academic Resource Center
University at Buffalo
101D Capen Hall


After School Tutor Job Opening (Part-Time)

Posted by 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.


Spring 2016 Math Place Tutoring

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Academics, Tutoring, Workshops

MATH Place
211 Baldy Hall


The Math Place is a FREE Peer tutoring service specifically designed for undergraduate UB students enrolled in Learning Center or Mathematics classes.


Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

ULC – 147, 148

MTH – 121, 122, 131, 141, 142


This is a free drop-in tutoring service. If you need help with your homework assignment or upcoming quiz/test, our tutors will be happy to help you. Be sure to bring your textbook, calculator, and notes so that tutors can refer to them in order to answer your questions in an efficient manner.

SPRING 2016 Hours of Operation

OPENS – Monday, February 1st

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday – CLOSED