Undergrads: Pipeline Project Seminars

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Spring Quarter 2020!

Interested in teaching one day or want to have more opportunities working with under-represented communities who need support in Seattle? Then the Pipeline Project might be for you!  

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 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.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit!

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.

In a Service Learning Opportunity?

You can tutor with the Pipeline Project through your Service Learning Class! All you would have to do is sign-up for a Pipeline Project Orientation that all our tutors have to do. Sign-up for one in EXPO, attend one and you will be able to see all the K-12 sites where the Pipeline Project is helping through tutoring & mentoring. 

EDUC 401 Spring Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401 Q: Exploring the Intersectionalities of Undocumented Students in K-12

Tuesday | 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM

The purpose of this seminar is to provide an extensive knowledge about the current most vulnerable student population in the U.S.; undocumented students. Whether it is within the K-12 system or at a higher education institution, it imperative to explore the many facets that undocumented students experience. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to not only raise awareness but for students to leave the classroom with an ACTION PLAN!

Link: https://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/inner-pipeline-seminars/undocumented-students/

EDUC 401 D: Food Security & Empowerment

Monday | 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM

By using a social justice lens, we will discuss who is more likely to be food insecure and why. From there we will look at how food insecurity negatively impacts a students ability to learn. We will examine the genesis of the free & reduced lunch program and discuss its benefits and drawbacks. How come this program hasn’t eradicated hunger in schools? What is it not taking into account? The second half of this course will explore ways to use food as a way to empower students in their learning experience and keep them engaged. By incorporating food into the curriculum, students are more likely to better understand their relationship to the earth, their culture, and themselves. These components are important to social-emotional learning.

Link: https://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/educ-401-d-food-security-empowerment/

Tutoring Math and Science (Spring)

Thursday: 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM

In this seminar, we will explore STEM Education as a tool of social justice and examining artifacts of product, process and knowledge. STEM education has become a mainstream topic and an area of consistent investment in K-12 education. As a result of this investment products, process or activities and knowledge are capital in STEM education, yet this does not always amplify social justice values. In this course we’ll examine STEM as a tool of social justice and critique the products, process/activities and knowledge through that lens.

Link: https://expd.uw.edu/pipeline/educ-401-tutoring-math-and-science-seminar-spring/

For questions or add codes email pipeline@uw.edu or come to MGH 171.