Looks like teaching is in season this fall. Not only can you pursue the newly created “The Study of Education” certificate (note the forceful “The” in WesMaps), or take other classes such as Henry James and the Giant Peach, but here’s yet another opportunity from Leah Temes ’13 via Caryn Canalia of the Mathematics Department:
Interested in teaching? The Upward Teaching student forum offers Wesleyan students the chance to try their hand at teaching local high school students.
The goal of this forum is to create an academic link between the Wesleyan studentbody and the students of Middletown. By partnering with Upward Bound Math & Science, students will develop a curriculum and teach monthly Saturday sessionsto Upward Bound students. Additionally, Wesleyan students will run after school academic sessions twice a week for Middletown and Prospect High students. Wesleyan students will create lesson plans and tutoring material based oncurriculum from high school math teachers, and will meet weekly to debrief, prepare lesson plans, and receive teaching training from teachers and upwardbound staff.
All Wesleyan students are welcome to join; the math background need not bemore extensive than high school algebra, geometry, and calculus. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ltemes[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.