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UB Teacher Residency Program

Posted by Tim on October 1, 2018 in Academics, Career Opportunities, Graduate School Programs, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

We’re excited to announce that the application for the inaugural Urban Teaching Cohort of the UB Teacher Residency program has opened!  Below are a few of the program features, with more information available at our website (  The program will launch in Summer 2019, with residents earning initial certification in Summer 2020. The priority deadline is November 1st, and the application requires two short essays, transcripts, and two references.  (Applications received after November 1st will be reviewed on a rolling basis, contingent upon district needs and funding.)

UB Teacher Residency Program Features:

  • Earn initial teacher certification in an adolescence education (grades 7–12) content area (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, social studies, English, French, or Spanish) in one year.
  • Receive a tuition scholarship (approximately 2/3 of program cost) and an $18,000 stipend for living expenses in exchange for a 3 year commitment to Buffalo Public Schools.
  • Co-teach alongside a mentor teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools for one school year.
  • Engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that is integrated with classroom practice.
  • Collaborate and build a community with a small cohort of residents, mentor teachers and university faculty who are committed to improving educational experiences in historically underserved communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals seeking to become transformational grade 7–12 teachers in the city of Buffalo
  • College seniors and recent graduates with a background in the content area they intend to teach
  • Professionals interested in making a career change to classroom teaching

*Previous education coursework is not required. To be eligible, you will need an undergraduate background in your intended content area.

Click here for FAQs.

Click here to Apply!

Please feel free to reach out with additional questions or to hear more about the program!  Many thanks!

Amanda Winkelsas, Ph.D.

Director, UB Teacher Residency Program

Graduate School of Education

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

512 Baldy Hall



Cora P. Maloney Center Seeks Spanish, Chemistry and Physiology Tutors

Posted by Tim on September 10, 2018 in Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities, Teaching Opportunities, Tutoring

Peer tutoring is a rewarding experience that allows you to serve your fellow students and gain valuable experience while doing it. ARC tutors can make a big difference working with their tutees and also hone their own skills in the process. Our team consists of more than 60 tutors who help in high-demand subjects and courses. We also have academic coaches who work with students holistically, dealing with stress related to classes, time management and study strategies.

To apply, please visit:



LAI 410 Literacy, Access and Equity: Embracing Diversity to Enrich Our Community Open Seats Fall 2018

Posted by Tim on August 17, 2018 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Tutoring, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

This new literacy and culture mentorship course was featured in UB Now and WBFO radio! This experimental learning course provides UB students with an opportunity to engage with school aged children in grades


This hands-on mentorship course is designed to have UB students participate in supporting basic reading and writing skills within the learning domains of multilingual newcomer students in the Buffalo Public School District. The practicum experience is built in one-on-one or small group intervention sessions.

The course is designed to meet intermittingly on-campus and off-site in an elementary Buffalo public school on a weekly basis.

Earn course credit while embracing an on-site mentorship in reading, writing, and speaking with multicultural and multilingual students!

Why Take this Course?

UB students will find this mentorship practicum course to be a very rewarding experience.

“I love working with them,” says Amanda Lomber in UB Now, a UB student in the culture and literacy course, who explained that she wanted something in her UB coursework that went beyond the routine university classroom setting.

Who Can Take this Course?

This course is most appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines.

Course Reg. # 24642

Semester: Fall, 2018

Days and Times

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:50 AM

Location: Park 152Course Delivery

  • On and off campus

This course meets on-campus and off- campus at Buffalo Elementary School of Technology.


Christiana Kfouri


Contact Information

LAI Department

Baldy Hall
North Campus



Tutors Needed for the Science & Technology Enrichment Program

Posted by Tim 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 Tim 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 Tim 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 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. .

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




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:

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 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