American Indian Summer Bridge (AISB) is an elite 5-week college preparation experience for incoming American Indian freshmen students attending the University of New Mexico Main-Campus during the summer session in 2017. AISB students are enrolled in college courses, participate in various student success seminars, and extra-curricular activities.
Seeking two tutors with a solid math foundation and experience with the ALEKS learning system. The math tutors will attend the daily AISB Math Classes and Math Labs, and host Study Hall on a weekly basis.
The Math Class will consist of AISB students working on UNIV 103, MATH 101, 102, 103; or on MATH 121 with utilization of the ALEKS system in the UNM Math
Learning Lab (MaLL). Tutors are expected to meet regularly and collaborate with the Math Faculty; meet weekly with the AISB Program Coordinator, and attend the scheduled training sessions. Tutors will help students critically think about math problems, provide problem solving strategies and techniques, provide direct support to the AISB Math Faculty, and contribute to a positive and active learning environment. Tutors will enforce all AISB Program rules; monitor student progress and assignment completion; assist with test and quiz preparation; and report tutoring and instructional needs and/or concerns of student participants to AISB Math
Faculty and AISB Program Coordinator. Tutors are expected to demonstrate a responsible attitude through commitment and sensitivity to each individual student, and have a deep awareness of how diversity intersects in terms of cultural, racial, gender, and ethnic backgrounds. Tutors are expected to differentiate learning styles; work effectively with AISB students, peers, faculty, and all AISB staff. Desired skills include the ability to motivate and build confidence for students to learn Math.The term of employment is from June 5, 2017 to August 4, 2017.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
- Successful completion of MATH 121 (College Algebra) or higher with a grade of “B” (not a B-) or better.
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and a diverse American Indian student body.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Enthusiasm for supporting undergraduate education.
- Ability to think critically and develop creative solutions.
- Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours in a degree-seeking program at The University of New Mexico – Main Campus for Spring
2017 and Fall 2017.
- Minimum required work hours as follows:
- M, W, F: 8:10 AM to 12:30 PM
- Math Class, followed by Math LabT, R: 8:10 AM to 10:10 AM
- Math Lab M, W, F: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Study Hall T, R: 6:00-9:00 PM
- Extended Study Hall Sundays: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- Weekly 1-hour meetings with AISB Coordinator
- Saturday, June 17 – AISB Orientation: 7:30 AM-2:00 PM Sunday, June 18 – AISB Program Activity: 6:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Friday, July 21 – AISB Recognition Luncheon: 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Additional tasks and hours, as assigned.
- Applicants may NOT enroll in courses or hold other job(s) that would interfere with the position for the duration of the employment term: June 5 to August 4,
- Experience with ALEKS.Candidates who have taken higher level math classes and/or have prior tutoring experience especially using computer
software, will be given preference.
- Candidates who demonstrate strong mentoring and team work skills, as well as a vibrant personality.
- Candidates who demonstrate an understanding of diversity; particularly for American Indian students from diverse backgrounds and tribal affiliations.
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