Archive for August, 2010

Seeking Tutors for AP Biology

Position Description:
Assist teaching the AP Biology class at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School, and provide small group tutoring to 10 AP Biology students once a week after school. Tutors will attend the AP Biology class, and meet with the students for one hour after the class to do review sessions, help them with assignments, and prepare for weekly quizzes or exams. Tutors will also meet with the instructor after each tutoring session to discuss the performance of the students, as well as the current week’s or the following week’s topics. Other assistance may include working with students on labs during the class, answering students’ questions, feedback to the instructor.

Plan your tutoring lessons in detailed and discuss it with the instructor before tutoring. Commit to meeting with your assigned students regularly; observe the AP Biology class from 2:15PM-3:00PM once a week (on the day of tutoring), which can count toward your observation hours; Tutor your students after school from 3:30PM-4:30PM. Be proactive to support your students on their academic performance.
Track your students’ attendance and assessment results with the instructor. Be punctual for all scheduled tutoring sessions. You have to notify us at least one day prior to the tutoring session, if you cannot meet with your students. Complete all the required paperwork for documentation and evaluation.

Show academic excellence in biology; Having B or above in major classes are preferred Undergraduate seniors and graduate students are preferred Responsible, dependable, honest, and mature. Friendly, patient, and sensitive to a diversity of students. To work in a San Francisco School, you must also apply to the San Francisco School Alliance.

Application Process:
Two positions for tutoring are open right now. Please schedule an interview with the instructor Kevin Hartzo by September 3rd, 2010 (contact us in August will be preferred) email:
Selection will be based on both qualification and the interview. Bring your resume and an unofficial transcript to the interview. The tutoring sessions will start on the second week of September.

Part Time MS Science Position in Oakland


A great part time (.5 FTE) position is open at Hillcrest K-8 in OUSD.
The position is teaching one period of Physical Science and two
periods of Life Science for the middle school.  Students are engaged
and parents are very supportive. The rest of the middle school team is
hard working and dedicated.

The lab is well stocked, and a small classroom supplies budget is
generally provided by the PTA. They are looking for someone to provide
a hands on, lab based program. The district uses and provides CPO
Science curriculum, but there is freedom to work beyond and outside of

How to Apply:

Contact Beverley Rothenberg with a resume and for more information.
Let her know that you heard about the position from me.

Now Hiring Math & Science Tutors

Program Overview: The Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) has been providing tutorial and academic support services for San Francisco State (SF State) students since 1998. During this period, CARP has evolved into an important retention service, emphasizing the development and maintenance of pertinent academic support services tailored to the learning needs of all students attending SF State.

CARP Requirements:
*Desire to help students achieve goals
*Upper division SFSU student with minimum 3.0 GPA
*Available to work a minimum of 12 hr/wk during tutoring lab hours
(M-TH 4-8 & Fri 11-2)
* Qualified students should have a strong background in Calculus I&  II, further, a strong background in Statistics is a plus.
*Reliable and friendly SFSU students who are interested in a paid on-campus tutoring position.
*Currently, we are looking to fill two open math tutor positions for the
Fall 2010 semester.

How to Apply: Submit resume and unofficial transcripts in person at HSS 346 or electronically to

For more information, please go to or

Seeking Science Teachers for the 2010-2011 School Year

About Envision Schools:

Based on a nationally recognized and award-winning model for
secondary education, Envision Schools is hiring 9th grade science
teachers for Envision Academy, located in the beautiful historic YMCA
building in downtown Oakland, and Metropolitan High School of Arts
and Technology in the Mission. Envision Schools is dedicated to helping
students achieve personal and academic success by using proven best
practices for teaching and learning.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Physics, Biology, or Chemistry

Key Qualities and Expectations of an Envision Schools Teacher:

  • Understands and applies effective strategies and best practices to ensure student success.  Implements project, problem and/or inquiry-based instruction.
  • Provides active & rigorous experiences for students
  • Plans for various student needs (including use of developmentally appropriate materials.)
  • Uses & integrates arts and technology in classroom and project  instruction
  • Demonstrates a clear commitment to growth in his/her professional practice.
  • Is committed to and passionate about working with urban youth

What to expect when working with Envision Schools:

  • Small school environment
  • Classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art-technology and a laptop computer for professional use
  • Membership in a professional learning community that fosters respect, trust, risk-taking, an openness to learning and the sharing of ideas, and continuously improving practice
  • Collaboration as a member of a team
  • Planning time to support a collaborative teaching and learning environment
  • Design and implement project-based curriculum around current events, personal backgrounds, historical realities while integrating academic competency with 21st century skills
  • To know their students well, develop a strong sense of community in the classroom, and personalize each student’s learning experience
  • Accountability and support for student performance toward identified standards
  • To meet cooperatively with parents on a scheduled basis
  • A demanding learning environment that requires staff to be flexible problem-solvers
  • Dedication to the vision and best practices of Envision Schools, both in the classroom and as a professional learning community.

How to Apply: Submit an online application via

For More Information, visit the Envision Schools website:

Salman Khan Instructional Videos on Math and Science

Salman Khan has recorded over 1400 YouTube videos on a variety of topics, largely math and finance.

Salman Khan received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Masters in electrical engineering and computer science, a BS in electrical engineering and computer science, and a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Khan Academy, which he founded, is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

To keep abreast of new videos, subscribe to the Khan Academy on YouTube.

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Calling all Science and Math teachers

Meadow Consulting is seeking teachers to provide feedback on a website that provides free and customizable support material for teaching “STEM” subjects (science, technology, engineering, math). The website was
created by a non-profit to support teachers.

Participating in the feedback session takes about 30-45 minutes and you will receive a $25 gift certificate for your time.

If you are interested, please complete the online survey  so that we can contact you.


Meghan Ede
Meadow Consulting
Participant Relations

+1-408-786-5314 (24-hour line)

Jeff Johnson
Product Usability Consulting

Job Opening for Science Educators

A 15 hr/wk position is open at Mckinley Elementary School in SF to support science in the school. They are still considering applicants but not for much longer.

What is Mckinley?

McKinley Elementary is a K -5 school with 16 classrooms located at 14th Street and Castro in San Francisco. McKinley is a small, diverse school with committed teachers, staff, and parents who are searching for creative and dynamic solutions to the underfunding of science education.
In the upcoming school year, we hope to develop new programs to
enhance and expand the current science curriculum.  We are looking
for interested parties to fill a newly created Science Coordinator position.
The Science Coordinator will lead the science enrichment program funded by the PTA in
coordination with Principal Rosa Fong.

The Science Coordinator position includes:

●     Science enrichment based on the SFUSD science curriculum
●     Professional development for teachers at grade specific levels (approx.  6 hrs/month)
●     Team teaching for each grade level (approx. 15 hrs per week)
●     Hands on projects for each grade level to support the curriculum A space
at the school will be provided to facilitate the hands on projects and experiments.

Furthermore, the Science Coordinator is encouraged to utilize the
school’s gardens and coordinate with the Garden Committee.  The
Science Coordinator is an independent contractor position.  If you are
interested, please tell us about your experience with science
education in elementary schools and let us know how familiar you are
with the SFUSD science curriculum. Since this is a new position, it
will require a lot of collaboration between the coordinator, our
principal, teachers, and staff, and we are very interested in hearing
your ideas on how you would use this time to engage and educate both
our students and our teachers. Finally, please give us an idea of how
much you would charge on an hourly basis.

Contact Information

Please email your responses to Kim Olsen at  no later than July 15, 2010*
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
The McKinley Science Enrichment Committee

Please visit our school’s website:

* Note this announcement was sent to us after the July 15th deadline. Please inquire with them directly for openings.

Substitute Teachers for Fall 2010

School Professionals is a division of The TemPositions Group of Companies, 48-year old bicoastal staffing firm. All of our assignments are on-call, Monday-Friday. We pay weekly and offer direct deposit, paid sick days, health care coverage and 401K to all of our employees (based on hours worked).

School Professionals is recruiting substitute teachers for private and charter schools throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Marin and the East Bay). If you have classroom experience (student teaching okay), please consider registering with School Professionals.

Requirements to Register:
1. Complete our online application- Select “Looking for Work”. Follow the prompts and select the San Francisco Bay Area. You must complete the entire application including work history.
2. A passing CBEST score or valid California teaching credential (special education, single subject, multiple subject or 30-day emergency).
3. Recent TB test results.
4. Willing to be fingerprinted through Live Scan. The cost will be $52 total. (Note: Fingerprints are nontransferable. We cannot accept fingerprint reports from a previous position).
5. Recent classroom experience preferred.

Once your application is received, we will be in touch within 1-2 business days. All applicants will be contacted.

Full-Time Science and Math Teacher

San Francisco Conservation Corps

Job Summary:

You’ll be responsible for managing and supervising a classroom of young adult students four to five days per week and to provide field education on the work sites 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 Full-Time Science and Math Teacher is responsible for mastering, adhering to, and implementing the policies and procedures of the SFCC Employee Manual, Corpsmember Handbook, and SFCC Respectful Workplace policy.

Applicants must have:

  • Valid and current California teaching credential (Single or Multiple Subject).
  • 2 years experience in instruction of science and/or math curriculums, lesson plan preparation, delivery, and classroom management.
  • Experience engaging and motivating young adults who may have many barriers in their lives and from a wide variety of social, economic, and educational backgrounds
  • Experience working with and teaching young adults approximately 18-26 years old who have dropped out of high school.
  • Special education experience.
  • Experience applying innovative education models and implementing e-learning technology in the classroom.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Leadership, conflict management, and resolution skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Computer proficient.
  • Internet proficient.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with fellow professionals.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to exercise sound judgment and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimum supervision and manage competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel computer applications.

How to Apply:

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: Associate Director of Human Resources, SFCC, 241 Fifth Street, S.F., CA 94103 or fax to (415) 928-7330 or e-mail to Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.