Math Peer Facilitator

Math Peer Facilitator

UW Bothell

 

The First Year and Pre-major Program is starting a math peer facilitator program. Beginning in Fall 2017, students enrolled in BMATH 123 (Precalculus II) will be also take BMATH 127, a Math Peer-Facilitator led discussion session.  Each discussion section will contain a maximum of 15 students, where the peer facilitator will:

  • Lead activities that review core math skills so that students will be more successful in precalculus and calculus.
  • Lead discussions about how to do well in college and share experiences and resources at UWB.
  • Help students connect with their peers, their instructors and the campus community.
  • Educate students about the process of applying to STEM and business majors.
  • Hold weekly office hours, attend a weekly meeting and lead review sessions.

Who Should Apply?

Any business or STEM major should consider applying if they love math and want to help first-year students to be successful at UW Bothell.

Peer Facilitator Responsibilities

  • Lead two BMATH 127 lab sections. (3 hours per week)
  • Hold advising and tutoring office hours. (1 hour/week)
  • Attend weekly team meetings. (1 hour/week)
  • Hold review sessions near exam dates. (About 8 hours/quarter)

 Required Qualifications

  • Current STEM or Business major
  • Have a minimum of a 3.00 Cumulative GPA
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in college math courses
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Resourceful, reliable, flexible, highly motivated and independent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience facilitating workshops or delivering group presentations 

Time Commitments

  • Attendance at training one week prior to start of Autumn quarter.
  • Able to work at least 3 hours per week during Autumn quarter.

Hours and Compensation

  • $15.00 an hour while employed
  • An average of 5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule
  • 4 review sessions per quarter.
  • Additional hours for grading may be available

Period of Appointment: Autumn 2017.  May be extended to Winter and/or Spring 2018

Supervision and Training

  • Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by Kathy Mitchell and Emily Gismervig with assistance from other faculty teaching B MATH 123.
  • Intensive training required the week prior to start of autumn quarter.

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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 26th.  Contact: For additional information, please contact Kathy Mitchell at km1101@uw.edu or Dr. Emily Gismervig, FYPP Math Coordinator, at emilyg27@uw.edu.