Archive for May, 2012

Math Tutor Needed

Hey SFSU Mathies-

I work at a learning/tutoring center in Marin and we need to hire another tutor for the next month. We need someone for several 2-hour shifts, likely for most of 3:30-9:30 Mon-Thurs. Expect between 12 and 20 hours per week. Most tutoring is done through 2-hour group sessions.

We are offering between $30-40 per hour depending on experience and availability. Grad students with teaching experience are preferred, but majors specifically with tutoring experience will be considered. Please contact me ASAP. We could use help starting yesterday.

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Teaching for Social Justice: Acts of Courage and Resistance” with Keynote Speaker: Sonia Nieto

The Request For Workshops (RFW) application for our 2012 Teaching for Social Justice Conference is ready! We welcome all social justice education workshop proposals, and especially encourage any workshops that focus on social justice science and/or math education. ALL workshop proposals are due by May 21, 2012.

Keynotes • Workshops • Community • Resource Fair • Networking!

To apply to present a workshop, visit to download an RFW application. Conference registration for participants will be available in June, 2012.

When: Saturday, October 6th, 2012 9am-5pm
Where: Mission High School, San Francisco, CA

For more info .

Seeking Middle School Science Teachers

If you are a middle school teacher of life sciences, I would like to invite you to participate in a paid focus group to advise on curriculum of an instructional DVD. If you can refer a teacher who participates, my company will pay you a referral fee.
Cerebellum – once known as Standard Deviants – has been producing K-8 educational DVDs for two decades. They are a San Francisco company, as is Kiyomura-Ishimoto Associates (KI), which organizes these focus groups for Cerebellum when it wants to create or update a course.
The two-hour discussion group will be held shortly after Memorial Day in the evening, at Cerebellum’s office in southeastern SF. About six teachers, grades six-seven-eight, are sought to advise on the lesson plan. Each will be served dinner, receive $100, and their choice of a single-course DVD from Cerebellum’s extensive collection. In addition, KI will provide $25 to each participant for their choice of an educational nonprofit or receive it to defray their classroom expenses. KI has donated about $1500 to teachers and nonprofits such as DonorsChoose and Asian American Curriculum Project.
Please contact me ASAP if you—
Are interested in participating. Public and private school teachers alike are welcome.Have any questions.Have a referrals, ANDAny dates to prefer or avoid during May 29—June 8.

Norm Ishimoto, President, KI
415.566.3603 office / 415.317.8720 mobile

Job Opportunities for Aspiring Math and Science Educators

Galileo Learning is now hiring Lead Instructors at 30+ sites throughout the Bay Area!

Spend this summer doing what you love in an educational environment that values celebrating mistakes, perseverance, and the belief that one’s ideas can become a reality. Galileo Learning is looking for current and aspiring educators to teach cutting-edge Art, Science, Technology and Outdoors curricula this summer.

Lead Instructors are pivotal to the summer experience of Galileo campers, providing instruction and inspiration, fostering the type of learning environment which allows kids to explore and develop vision, courage, collaboration, determination, and reflection. We provide an outstanding curriculum and all materials, giving you the freedom to tailor your classroom’s look and feel, and to focus on bringing learning to life!

Lead Instructor positions fill quickly on a rolling basis. Apply or learn more today! 

  • $475-675 per week (Monday-Friday) depending on subject and experience
  • 31 locations throughout all regions of the Bay Area
  • 6-9 week commitment, depending on location (day camp program, housing not provided)

Galileo Learning, now in our 11th year, is an educational organization which runs four summer programs at 31 sites throughout the Bay Area: Camp Galileo (Pre-K-rising 5th graders); Galileo Summer Quest (rising 5th-8th graders); The Tech Summer Camps (rising 4th-8th graders); and Chabot Space and Science Camp (rising 3rd-7th graders). Our mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and we reach this mission through employment of our unique pedagogy, the Galileo Innovation Approach. At Galileo, we nurture creativity, curiosity and expression in campers, and believe in giving staff the opportunity to contribute their strengths toward the success of a program and company invested in their personal and professional growth. Join us for our 11th summer!

APLE Awards For CSU Students

Dear Student,

The California Student Aid Commission offers a significant student loan forgiveness program for students who plan to become teachers in California.

The Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE) is a financial aid program for future teachers in the form of student loan pay back. It is designed to encourage California undergraduates and credential students to become teachers in “teacher-shortage” areas and high-need schools.

The especially important benefit of the APLE awards is that they repay between $11,000 and $19,000 in outstanding educational loan balances for future teachers. This is in return for four consecutive years of qualifying teaching service in a California K-12 public school.

Currently, more than 3,000 APLE awards remain available for California State University students, but they must be awarded by June 30, 2012. Juniors and seniors who are interested in teaching, as well as teacher credential students in several fields, are eligible for awards.

If you are a student who plans to become a public school teacher in California and have not yet taken advantage of this program, we urge you to do so. In order to ensure that you receive an APLE 2011-12 award, you should apply now.

You can obtain the easy-to-fill-out application for an APLE award at:

It is critical that you apply for an APLE award by June 30, 2012. Doing so will enable you to receive an APLE award this year. The availability of APLE loan repayment funds in future years, including funding for teachers already participating in the program, is subject to continued state funding.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity immediately and wish you much success in your educational and professional endeavors.


CSU Chancellor’s Office