Archive for March, 2012

Math Tutor Position

Be part of an organization dedicated to enhancing the practice of law and improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) has a strong commitment to employee work-life balance and provides a stimulating work environment. BASF currently has an exciting opportunity for a School-To-College (STC) Tutor (Temporary Part-Time) to be part of the team!

About BASF
BASF is a nonprofit organization. School-To-College (STC) is a mentoring program that encourages diverse, at-risk students, low-income, first-generation college students and students behind academically to go to college and guides them through the college application process. STC works with students in grades 9 through 12 in the Academy of Arts & Sciences High School in the San Francisco Unified School District (555 Portola Drive, San Francisco). The program does not service SOTA students and only  services Academy students.

STC ushers students into top-tier universities, thereby reducing the achievement gap and diversifying college campuses nationwide. STC accomplishes this by inspiring, motivating and supporting underserved and ethnically diverse students to attend college – an option many of these students never knew existed.

About the Job
The STC Tutor will provide individual and group math tutorial services to ethnically diverse and multi-cultural high school students (up to 30 daily). Tutoring will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  The main focus will be in math. Specifically: Geometry, Algebra and Advanced Algebra. A back ground in Pre-Calculus and trigonometry are a plus but not mandatory for this position.  The tutor will assess the academic needs of the students and assist them with homework assignments, study work, course material review, Cyber High, etc. The tutor will also report on student progress on a weekly basis and produce student tracking reports. This position is available to start immediately and goes through May, 2012. Possible summer hours available.


Prefer Bachelor’s degree or higher


Must have experience:

  • Working with first generation youth to attend college
  • Working with youth from diverse ethnic economic communities
  • Math background
  • Ability to work with students (including multi-lingual students) in a compassionate, patient, reliable, and professional manner in multiple school subjects
  • Proficient in high school level math (algebra, geometry, advanced algebra).
  • Experience with trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus and preferably statistics a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and maintain good student and classroom behavior
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work well with school administration, staff, parents and colleagues in a professional and collegial manner
  • Spanish speaker a plus

Why Work For Us
We are offering an hourly rate between $25 and $35 per hour commensurate with experience.
We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, a wonderfully diverse staff, and we are a mission and values based organization.

*Interviewees may be asked to complete a skills test as part of the selection process.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Jayne Salinger at

A Call For Students:
 Science Interviews Mid March through the beginning of April

Overview: The Lawrence Hall of Science is launching a NSF-funded research project to investigate how student understanding of common science concepts tend to develop over time. We are looking for a small number of classrooms (grades 4th-11th) where students are willing to write about and discuss their science ideas with one of our research team members. These discussions with students are happening now through the beginning of April.

During those conversations, students are given 4-6 questions to answer in writing, and as a follow-up they will be asked to elaborate on their thinking and to give feedback on the interview questions. These conversations are one-on-one with students to be held outside or in the back of the classroom. And each conversation takes approximately 30 minutes.

Participating students will receive either an ITunes gift card or free family pass to the Lawrence Hall of Science.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Vicki Benson Griffo ASAP at .

A Nationwide Call for Teachers

Overview: The Lawrence Hall of Science is launching a NSF-funded research project to investigate how student understanding of common science concepts tend to develop over time. We are seeking classroom teachers nationally (4/5th, 7/8th, and 9/10th grades) to participate by administering a student science assessment. Teachers are welcomed to join the project in Year 1, Year 2 or both.

Year 1: In spring 2012, teachers give their students a whole class science assessment.

Year 2: During the school year 2012-2013, teachers will administer a revised science assessment to students before, during, and after the instruction of a chemistry unit. Teachers will be asked to return their student responses to the Lawrence Hall of Science; we will assume all shipping costs. These assessment results will be used to refine the mapping of student learning progressions (LPs) in science.

In exchange for teacher participation, we are offering teacher stipends. For middle school and high school teachers we offer $150 for the first year and $600 for the second year. For elementary teachers, we offer $150 the first year and in the second year, $200 in addition to gifting your classroom the Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading unit titled, Chemical Changes.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following survey:

Or, if you have questions, feel free to contact Vicki Benson Griffo at .

America Reads seeking Reading Tutors

America Reads is a federally funded work-study program. SFSU students are hired as tutors to work in 3rd grade classrooms located in San Francisco schools. America Reads tutors have great opportunities to start their teaching career and gain important skills during their participation with the program.

Seeking dynamic tutors for SFSU AMERICA READS

  • Attain experience working with elementary age students in the classrooms.
  • Utilize innovative and creative methods to increase students’ skill levels in the academics needed to improve their literacy skills.
  • Inspire and learn from your tutees, peers, and teachers.

Interested in working for AMERICA READS?

SFSU AMERICA READS is seeking tutors who will utilize innovative and creative methods to help elementary aged students improve their literacy skills.

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  1. Eligible for Work-study
  2. Previous experience working with youth
  3. Commitment to work for one year
  4. Available to work 10 hours a week from 8AM to 2PM
  5. Enroll in a special training class every Tuesday from 1-4pm

Desired Second Language Skills
Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, Vietnamese, Russian, Japanese, Samoan, Korean

Application available here: AmericaReadsApplication_2012

Send or deliver completed applications with your transcript and resume to:

San Francisco State University
College of Education, Cahill Lab
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 319
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: Rita Yee

For more information on AMERICA READS, contact Liliana Lopez at (415) 338-6817 or 

Academic Tutors needed for Fall 2012

SFSU GEAR UP is seeking tutors who will utilize innovative and creative methods to help students with their course work assignments and increase their skill level in a particular subject. The tutors will be responsible for providing middle school students with support and assistance in-class, during lunch, and after school in the following academic subjects:

  • Math
  • English
  • Science

Job Qualifications & Requirements

  1. Student Assistant Eligible
  2. Previous experience working with youth
  3. Commitment to work for one year
  4. Available to work 10 hours a week from 8AM to 12 Noon
  5. Enroll in a special training class every Wednesday from 4-7pm

Visit us on the web at:

Application available here: GU Tutor App-2012.2

Desired Second Language Skills

Spanish| Chinese | Vietnamese | Russian | Japanese |Arabic | Tagalog |Samoan | Korean

Send or deliver completed applications with your transcript and resume to:

San Francisco State University
College of Education, Cahill Lab
1600 Holloway Avenue, Burk Hall 319
San Francisco, CA 94132
Attn: Rita Yee

For more information on GEAR UP, contact Karen Lam at (415) 405-3491 or 

Contact Information
Phone: (415) 338-1497

Julia Robinson Math Staff needed for May 6th

We need people who are comfortable with hard math problems, and who can patiently work with kids to guide them toward progress.  We are looking for guides who will listen to what kids have worked on, ask some (perhaps leading) questions, and then let the kids continue to progress.

Math Staff are needed for event May 6th, 9-12am at Stanford University.

To sign up and be part of the team please click here.

**Student registration is not yet available.**

Julia Robinson Festival March 10

The Head-Royce School (4315 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland CA) is pleased to host its first Julia Robinson Math Festival on Saturday, March 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This festival will feature dozens of exciting mathematical activities designed to inspire, challenge and excite participants about math!

Activities are set up to encourage collaboration and creative problem solving and will appeal to a wide range of ability levels ranging from puzzles and projects for five-year olds who are beginning to discover the joy of mathematics, to students who are unsure about the nature of mathematics and want to find out more to those who have mastered higher level skills. Snacks, and raffle prizes will be provided for all participants. T-shirts will be available for sale.

If you (or someone you know) has experience doing math with younger kids, we would especially love to have your help there. To be apart of the Math staff please sign up here.

For Student Registration please sign up here.

Limited parking is available in the School parking lot, located off Lincoln Avenue at the east end of the Campus. Additional parking is available in designated areas on Lincoln Avenue. Some guests will be able to park in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral parking lot. Please cross the street at the crosswalk and walk down Lincoln Ave, towards the Gatehouse. A side foot gate will be open and signs will be posted, directing you to the Head-Royce Pavilion/Gym. For parking information/rules, please see the Parking information page.

The festival will take place in the Gym (building H) on the following Campus Map

Please register.

FREE trip to Marin Headlands Institute!

Overview: CSME has a unique opportunity for 3 fellows to attend a
retreat at the Marin Headlands Institute! This trip is a special event
for community college students who have identified as future middle or
high school math and science teachers. Most of these students will be
transferring to SF State. They would love to meet a teacher fellow and
learn about SF State first hand from an undergraduate or credential
student who has been in our program.

Dates: March 16th  - 18th 2012, overnight in Marin

Details: The Youth To Teacher Pathways program (the host) will provide
transportation & accommodation!  Attached is a schedule of events for
each day. If you can only attend during the day or one night that
would be fine too, just let me know.

Why do this? This location is BEAUTIFUL and inspiring. Plus you will
learn more about science and inquiry yourself while meeting future
students of SF State. Check out the location here:

How to reserve your spot: ASAP e-mail me your interest and I will
approve your reservation with the program coordinator.

DEADLINE: March 6th 2012 – First come, first served in terms of saving
spaces….spouses and children may also be considered.

NatureBridge STEM Overnight

Contact Information:
Jamie M. Chan
Program Director, CSME Teacher Fellowship
Program Director, SF State Noyce Fellowship
Program Coordinator, Climate Change Scholars Program
Center for Science and Mathematics Education
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132


Job Description
The Saklan School in Moraga, CA is a small Pre-K through 8th Grade with one class per grade level.

We are looking for an experienced Middle School Math and Technology teacher to become a part of a thriving and dedicated community of students, teachers, parents, and administrators who all have genius, recognize it in each other, and work to use it in the best interest of self and others.

Full Time Position: 70%Teaching; 30% Technical support; Monday — Friday, 8:00a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
• Teach subjects ranging from remedial 6th grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and Geometry
• Differentiated learning within one classroom
• Teach 5 periods of 40 minutes each for grades 6, 7, and 8
• Open-minded; flexible in teaching techniques, brain friendly, sense of humor
• Open to mastery of concepts through re-takes for students
• Able to design and alter curriculum for the needs of the students in a creative way
• Believes in our mission
• Teamplayer: meaning commitment to after hour Middle School events
• High proficiency in computer technology; help with tech support for the school
• Able to teach two technology classes — one each for 6th and 7th grades.
• Able to be a Middle School advisor to a group of about 10 students
• Bachelor’s degree in math and at least three years teaching experience at the middle school level
(5 years preferred)

Please submit letter of interest and a current resume to:
Laroilyn H. Davis
Interim Head of School
The Saklan School
1678 School Street
Moraga, CA 94556

Part-time CAHSEE Math Instructor

Job Title: Part-Time CAHSEE Math Instructor
Subject Area: Math
Classifications: Part-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt [the anticipated duration of this temporary position is scheduled through June 30, 2012; consideration to extend the anticipated end date is dependent on the budget and needs of the Academics department]
Compensation: From $18 – $25 an hour
Health Benefits: This position is not eligible for health care benefits.
Salaried/Hourly: Hourly (position is on John Muir Charter School payroll)
Hours: Normally 8 hours per week
Schedule Normally 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday (exact days and times may vary according to department and agency needs)
Department: Corpsmember Services � Academics
Location: Upper Fort Mason; also, may require visits and onsite education at nearby locations
Licenses/Certificates Required: Valid and current California teaching credential (Single Subject in Math, or Multiple Subjects); pass TB test and obtain fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice; First Aid/CPR must be obtained during first four months
Reports to: Academic Manager
Supervises Others: Corpsmembers


Program Description

The San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC) is a non-profit job readiness and education program serving young adults between the approximate ages of 18 and 26 who work within crews to address community needs through service and conservation-related work. SFCC job readiness opportunities for young adults include, but are not limited to, landscaping, restoration, installing play structures at public schools and community centers, recycling, and internships. Concurrently and in partnership with the John Muir Charter School, the young adults focus on attaining their High School Diploma and/or participate in the Corps-to-Career higher education program.

About John Muir Charter School

The SFCC partners with the John Muir Charter School. The Nevada County (California) Superintendent of Schools approved the John Muir Charter School (Muir) charter in 1998. Muir provides high school services to participants, most of whom have had significant breaks in their high school education. The programs combine hands-on work experience, academic instruction, and individual and community development. Muir students typically have faced many personal, family, and other challenges in their lives, and often have struggled academically. Muir classes offer students the opportunity to work closely with their teacher or teachers on all of their subjects, and to obtain personalized instruction to meet their individual needs.

Job Summary

The Part-Time CAHSEE Math Instructor is responsible for providing intensive instruction and preparation for the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to at-risk young adults in a classroom setting. The Instructor will also provide individualized CAHSEE support to students throughout the academic year. This position assesses strengths, challenges, and opportunities of each student using student-assessment methods as prescribed by SFCC and Muir and as directed by the Academic Manager and employed by the teacher him/herself. The Part-Time CAHSEE Math Instructor is responsible for adhering to and implementing the policies and procedures of the SFCC Employee Manual, Corpsmember Handbook, and SFCC Respectful Workplace policy.