Sixth grade is rarely the best year in a person’s life, and most would agree that it would have gone a bit smoother with the help of older, nicer, cooler friends. Now is your opportunity to be that friend to some of the students at the Keigwin Middle School, home to nearly every sixth-grader in Middletown. Keigwin’s after-school program is looking for volunteers from Wesleyan to provide homework help, discuss their own educational experiences, and even teach enrichment mini-courses on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:45 pm. The program is also providing small stipends for two students to serve as coordinators for this semester and next year.
There will be an info meeting for volunteers and coordinators on Monday, March 24. If you’d like to be considered for a coordinator position, send a brief paragraph on your interest in the position and experience with tutoring to Rob Arpin at arpinr[at]mpsct[dot]org and Rosy Capron ’14 at scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by noon on Monday.
Date: Monday, March 24
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
Savannah Whiting ‘GRAD writes:
If you love to read, write, and — most importantly — help others with writing, apply to be a writing tutor this spring!
The Writing Workshop has a few — only a few — Spring 2014 writing tutor positions open for highly qualified applicants. Apply now—the quick and easy pre-application form is due online by Monday, October 28th.
Tutors will be compensated for one semester of work with a $400 stipend and 1 course credit in English. All tutors are trained in ENGL 491/2, the Ford Teaching Seminar, which meets on Tuesdays from 12-1 PM.
There are two steps in the application process:
1. The pre-application form is due online on Monday, October 28 at 5 pm. This is a short form indicating your interest in applying for a position.
2. The full application is due on Monday, November 4 at 5 pm. Applications are to be delivered to Professor Greene’s office (Downey House Room 207).
To learn more, visit our website. Please direct any questions to Ford Fellows Savannah Whiting and Piers Gelly, both ’13(writingworks[at]wesleyan[dot] or ext. 2440), or Professor Anne Greene (agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or ext. 3604).
Deadline: Monday, November 4
This just in from the fabulous Faisal Kirdar ’14:
Do you like helping people? Do you like getting paid? Do you like getting paid to help people (new students) during orientation?
Then consider applying to be an NSO Peer Advisor! The application deadline has been extended to this Tuesday, April 28 at 5PM. LAST CALL!
Here are the detes!
- Help new students plan their academic schedules and work with their advisors during Orientation week
- Act as a resource during course registration
- Participate in First Year Matters programming
- Direct students to Wesleyan’s full range of academic resources