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Thursday
08/10/17

ELI Chat Room Partners Needed

Posted by Tim 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.   http://buffalo.edu/eli .

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

 

 

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

Thursday
07/21/16

Tutor Needed

Posted by Tim 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.

Monday
02/15/16

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

Posted by Tim 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. http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/tutoring/index.php  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
716-645-3506
http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/

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

Friday
01/08/16

Spring 2016 Math Place Tutoring

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

MATH Place
211 Baldy Hall

WHAT IS THE MATH PLACE?

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

WHAT MATH COURSES DO YOU OFFER TUTORING FOR?

Tutoring is available for the following courses ONLY:

ULC – 147, 148

MTH – 121, 122, 131, 141, 142

HOW CAN I USE IT?

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

Monday
11/23/15

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 jabbaar@buffalo.edu 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!

Thursday
09/17/15

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: jeaniema@buffalo.edu.

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: outreach360.org/volunteer/college/teambuffalo/

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: trm7@buffalo.edu.

Tuesday
05/05/15

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.

All SUBJECT AREAS ARE WELCOME!
do you want to make a difference
IN AN INNER CITY SCHOOL?
COURSE INFORMATION
Neighborhood Development Service Learning Program
END 496 (Ungergraduates)
URP 545 (Graduates)
Internship Director: Jeff Kujawa (jkujawa@buffalo.edu)