The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with 25 schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.
The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.
Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.
EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:
Mondays | 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world.
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Students will learn how to find their own leadership that will help them succeed as they tutor at their site. Leadership can be cultivated to create a foundation for K-12 academic success, and how they can bring their own skills of self leadership into their tutoring and mentorship experiences. Students will also discover how self-leadership principles can be used to address issues of racial equity and social justice.
Thursdays | 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
What is protest art? By exploring different ways in which art (defined broadly), can be used to protest on a personal, local, or national/international level, we hope to explore ways in which we can better address the current political moment as a student, community member, and artist. We will focus on a spectrum of ways that art can be active protest: art that provides personal liberation, art that resists a specific power or system, and art that creates community and healing from past, present, and future violence. We will read, watch, examine, discuss, and reflect upon many works of art including, but not limited to, film, prose, poetry, painting, performance, photography, design, fieldwork, conversation, etc. We will then switch gears and explore strategies to equip K-12 students with the same understanding and tools of liberation, resistance, and healing, especially as it pertains to their own lives and/or issues of education.
For questions or add codes email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to MGH 171.