Get teaching experience this winter quarter with the Pipeline Project and the College of Education!

If you plan to teach or are considering a career in teaching what better way than to get hands-on experience while earning UW credit.  Check out the awesome options below from the Pipeline Project and the College of Education!

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

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 about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

Volunteer during Winter Quarter:

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.

Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401 G: Immigrant and Refugee Education

Mondays, 6pm-7:20pm

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. Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community


EDUC 401 H: Education, Equity and Community Organizing

Fridays, 2:30-3:50pm

Have you seen inequities and problems in our education system that you wish would change? This seminar will explore community organizing strategies for promoting equity in education. Learn how students, teachers and parents have organized to improve education in the area. Throughout the quarter, we will learn community organizing theory as it applies to the education system, practice applying the theories we learn, and hear directly from local education activists. Students will attend the seminar and have a weekly volunteer commitment at local schools or community organizations.

EDUC 401 O: Tutoring Math and Science in K-12 Education

Mondays, 11-12:20pm

In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. We will explore ways to convince children that everyone can excel in math and science, including encouraging a growth mindset and embracing mistakes. The seminar also includes discussion of how STEM education is a social justice issue, and the social, political and economic factors that can prevent success in math and science classrooms.

EDUC 401 I: Challenges & Opportunities in K-12 Education

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:50am

This highly recommended seminar focuses on emphasizing students’ strengths in learning, navigating, and approaching education. We will look at components that will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international. The overall experience is designed to challenge students to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society.  We will emphasize the important roles that we all serve in the education of our youth as teachers, leaders, mentors, and tutors.


Sign up to tutor with the UW Pipeline Project! Your skills are greatly appreciated!

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