Science Explorers is now recruiting five, full-time Science Education Fellows to provide mentoring and tutoring support for students in two Chicago Public School high schools during the 2017-2018 school year.
This program, currently in its second year, aims to build science skills and school success by strengthening academic attitudes and behaviors – like academic confidence, perseverance, and study habits – and support individual subject tutoring in freshman biology. To accomplish this, Science Education Fellows build deep, academically-focused relationships with small groups of ninth grade students. These groups meet twice a week during the school day for the entire academic year. Fellows also support science teachers and provide tutoring before and after school.
The ideal Fellow has a college degree in science or engineering and a passion for social justice and improving the life outcomes of Chicago youth. Fellows must work well as part of a flexible team and have previous experience working with K-12 students. They will receive training and support from both Science in Society and CPS staff, gaining valuable experience and professional development in urban education and science teaching.
Through long-term, focused mentorship, Fellows have the opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of underserved youth in CPS. Fellows help close the achievement gap one student – and one meaningful relationship – at a time.
Fellows are contracted for the academic year. We currently have one position open for immediate start. The other Fellows will begin in August 2017.
Visit the Science Explorers website to learn more and apply. Applications are due by April 7, 2017.