The State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) is a free high school and college preparation program for 7th -12th grade students who reside in New York City. The objective of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority practitioners in healthcare and STEM professions. This opportunity designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related STEM fields. The program offers academic enrichment courses that are designed to prepare students for success in math and science. The program also offers career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours. For the program year, SPREP will be hosted from October through May.
Program Facilitators for the SPREP program will assist with managing math and science courses for middle and high school students. Program participants come from diverse backgrounds and generally have varying academic skillsets. Ideal candidates for the SPREP Program Facilitator positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. This is a great opportunity to assist with exercising curriculum construction, establishing/executing course instruction and differentiation skills. Course offerings will include, but may not be limited to Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry and Pre-calculus. Class sessions will be held on Saturdays throughout the duration of the program year. Program Facilitators will be paid at a rate of $25.00 per hour.
Program Facilitators will report to the SPREP Program Administrators within the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supporting the preparation of program sessions including classes, special events and other program related activities
Assisting Preceptor(s) with general classroom management
Grading quizzes, exams, and other course assignments
Providing feedback regarding students??? participation for bi-annual evaluations
Assisting with the execution of the SPREP workshop series
Monitoring student attendance for respective course
Collaborating with Program Administrators to chaperone selected college visits and field trips
Attending all special program events including opening and closing ceremonies as well as conferences
Providing recommendations for program improvements
Completing administrative/clerical duties as assigned
High School Diploma
Previous teaching experience
Applicants must be full time CUIMC students.
Education and training in science and/or mathematics is required.
Demonstration of leadership and organization skills is also required.
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