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Economics Workshop

Ellen Chang ’17 writes in:

It is back!! The Economics Workshop starts this Sunday 2/14! It will continue throughout the semester Sunday to Thursday 7-9PM. Come by for assistance with economics course material or simply to chat with an Economics Peer Mentor!

Date: Sunday – Thursday
Time: 7:00 -9:00 PM
Place: Exley 58

The Writing Workshop Is Open!

Leonid_Pasternak_-_The_Passion_of_creation1Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal GRAD writes in:

Does the long list of writing assignments on your syllabus make you shudder?

At the Writing Workshop a staff of trained peer tutors is available to meet with you at every stage of the writing process. You can meet with a tutor to discuss ideas for an upcoming assignment, edit a rough draft of a paper, or review a professor’s comments on completed work. Everyone is welcome and all services are free. Make an appointment through your E-portfolio (click on “Writing Workshop”) or stop by during drop-in hours.

The Workshop is open Sunday-Thursday, 7-11 p.m.

Spring 2016 Schedule:

Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Allison Conley (ENGL)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Ariel Ciccone (RELI/WRCT)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Annie Ferreira (HIST)

Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Alison Denzer-King (PSYC/CSED)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Kobi Bordoley (COL/JIS)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Elizabeth Shackney (PSYC/GOVT)

Appointment – Downey 104 – Sophia Franchi (FELLOW/ENGL/FRST) (1:45-4)
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Jenna Shapiro (HIST)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Jane Levy (ENGL/PSYC)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Savannah Jeffreys (PSYC)

Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Aryeh Lieber (ENGL/FRST)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Kate Bodner (ENGL/HISP)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Casey Smith (CSS/CMES/CIR)

Appointment – Downey 103 – Elana Rosenthal (FELLOW/COL/FRST) (1:45-4)
Drop-in – Sci Li 77 – Yao Ong (COL/ENGL)
Appointment – Olin 106 – Daniel Kim (GOVT/COE)
Appointment – Sci Li 266 – Oona Wallace (HIST)

Date: Every Sunday-Thursday
Time: 7-11 PM
Place: Olin 106, Sci Li 77, and Sci Li 266

The Center for Prison Education is Seeking Tutors

The Center for Prison Education, Wesleyan’s college-in-prison program, is looking for tutors, including math tutors, who can assist with high school level material to work in the prisons with our incarcerated students. In addition, we are looking for those who can work on campus, helping to find research materials for our students, among other tasks. If you’re interested in volunteering this semester or would like more information, please e-mail Coady Johnson ’15 at cpefellow[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Also, check out this short documentary about the program, directed by Cara Tratner ’12 and Becky Gillig ’12.

Wesleyan ESL Interest Meetings

WesESL is looking for new tutors! WesESL developed out of the Justice for Janitors movement in 2001 and currently offers one-on-one English lessons for members of the Wesleyan custodial staff and of the greater Middletown community. Come check out one the meetings this week if you’re interested in becoming a tutor next Fall!

Meeting times are:

  • TUESDAY, April 13 9:00pm in Usdan 110
  • THURSDAY, April 15 at 4:15 in PAC 104

Woodrow Wilson tutoring/art program info sessions

From Sara Shor and Emma Zoloth ’10

If you’re interested in volunteering as a tutor/mentor for local middle school students The Woodrow Wilson Tutoring Partnership provides an opportunity for Wesleyan students to be matched with two 7th or 8th graders and form a bond across the middle school-college gap. The tutors not only provide academic support for the tutees but also act as a mentor and friend. This program is great for athletes and people with afternoon commitments because we go to the middle school during the day.

This intervention program serves middle school students who are struggling academically, at risk of retention, and/or in need of general and academic support. Students are identified by their team of teachers and matched one-on-one with Wesleyan students for in-school tutoring. With a major focus on building relationships across the college-middle school gap, tutors assist students with schoolwork, work to identify major issues affecting students motivation, and serve as a general support for building confidence and changing academic performance. Federal Work Study Positions Available!

For more information, email us at wwmstutor@gmail

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22
Time: 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

And from Rosemary Pierson ’12:

Woodrow Wilson Afterschool Art Program Info Session

The Woodrow Wilson After School Experiential Arts Initiative works to provide middle school students a biweekly forum for personal and communal expression through a variety of artistic mediums. The curriculum of the program is generally tailored to its participants’ interests, but often includes both short term arts and crafts projects, as well as semester-long projects in painting, photography.

We are looking for volunteers to facilitate the forum. Volunteers can dictate their level of involvement, going to the middle school any where from once a month to twice a week.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 23
Time: 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan Couches

Woodrow Wilson In-School Tutoring

The Wooodrow Wilson in-school tutoring program still needs tutors – come to an info session tonight if you’re interested:

The Woodrow Wilson tutoring program matches Wesleyan students with Woodrow Wilson Middle School students. Wesleyan tutors meet with them twice a week, help them get organized, caught up with schoolwork, and serve as their motivation to do well in school. This is a great opportunity to get out into the Middletown community and get to know some great middleschoolers in Middletown.

It’s only a four-hour a week commitment and is one of the few programs that is during the school day instead of after school. If you’re interested, please come to an info session at The Office of Community Service at 167 High St. on Sunday, Feb 22 at 8pm. Email wwmstutor(at)gmail.com if you have any questions. Work study positions available for students with federal work study.

Date: Sunday, February 22nd
Time: 8 pm
Place: Community Service Office at 167 High St.

Wesleyan Science Outreach

And here’s another cool way to work with students outside the bubble. Anna Komor ’09 sends in info about Wesleyan Science Outreach:

Like working with kids? Like science? Like giving back to your community? Then you’ll like working with us.

Our program runs weekly after school science clubs at local elementary schools, as well as other science outreach events such as the upcoming Science Saturday. We need students to help run the clubs, design activities and maintain our website and blog.

There will be a General Interest Meeting to find out more about the program:
When: Tuesday, Jan 27th at 9pm
Where: Exley 137
Have questions? Contact Anna at akomor@wes.

Be an SAT tutor for a good cause!

Want to help someone get to college? Volunteer one evening a week with Let’s Get Ready!

Rachel Levenson ’12 sends in some info about LGR:

LGR is a FREE college access program serving the under-resourced students of Meriden and Middletown. The program consists of 39 hours of intensive SAT preparation and 15 hours of real college preparation, which includes searching for colleges, writing application essays, and financial planning.

As a tutor, you’d be given a class of 5 students with whom you’d meet once a week throughout the semester and guide along the path to college. Training, curriculum, and full support is provided by the program – you just need to bring an interest in tutoring and your enthusiasm.

Where: OH Platt High School, Meriden (Transportation from Wesleyan is provided)
When: February 24 – April 29, 2009 (Tuesday or Wednesday Nights, 6:00–8:30 PM)

Sound like something you want to do? I participated in LGR two semesters ago, and I can vouch that this is an amazing program that seriously helps the kids in your class, and can also be a transformative and powerful experience for you as a tutor. It’s also a great way to get out of the Wesleyan Bubble and meet some awesome high school students… not to mention get some valuable teaching experience.

Want to learn more? Come to an information session:

When: January 27th or January 28th at 6pm
Where: PAC 104
Why: There will be free food! (also, it’s a cool program.)

Or contact Matt at 508.397.6569 or Rachel at 650.996.9453, or at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail.com. Also, you can apply directly here.

Join Wesleyan’s Independent Tutoring Program

Megan Nash ’09 Tutoring Coordinator for the Office Of Community Service writes in:

Wesleyan’s Independent Tutoring Program is looking for tutors!
Tutors meet with Middletown students for an hour once a week on campus.
Tutoring times are completely flexible. Students of all ages and grade levels
are looking for help in all subjects (1st grade reading to middle school homework help
to 12th grade calculus).
In particular, we really need male tutors and high school math tutors (algebra, geometry, and calculus).

If you are interested contact Megan at tutor@wes for more information.

Help disadvantaged students ace the SAT!

Katie Hanna ’09 writes:

Looking for a great way to give back to the greater community? Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready college prep program is looking for coaches! SAT Coaches volunteer for one or two nights a week to help students in low-income areas get into college.

Let’s Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. Through a network of campus and community-based chapters, Let’s Get Ready’s trained college student volunteers provide disadvantaged students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and the powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.

As an SAT Coach with Let’s Get Ready, you will teach math and/or critical reading and writing SAT prep. LGR will provide you with training and curricula. You will guide small groups of high school students through the college process you recently completed. Most importantly, you will become a role model and integral part of many high school students’ academic and personal lives.

This is a volunteer position, but work-study compensation is available to eligible students.