The State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) is a free high school and college preparation program for 7th -12th grade students who reside in New York City and are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related STEM fields. The long range objective of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in healthcare and STEM professions. The program offers enrichment courses geared towards preparing students for success in math and science. The program also offers career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours. For the 2019-2020 program year, SPREP will commence in October, 2019 and will be hosted through May, 2020.
SPREP Preceptors will lead math and science courses for middle and high school students. Participating students come from diverse backgrounds and generally have varying skillsets. Ideal candidates for the SPREP Preceptor positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. This is a great opportunity to exercise curriculum construction, establish and execute course instruction, and differentiation skills. Course offerings will include, but may not be limited to Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Geometry and Pre-calculus. Class sessions will be held on Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Preceptors will be paid at a rate of $32.14 per hour.
Preceptors report to the Program Administrators for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supporting the preparation of program sessions including classes, special events and other activities
Facilitating class sessions for assigned course(s) based on provided syllabus and course blueprint
Preparing a course description outlining the goals and objectives as well as prerequisites
Assisting with the assessment of students' academic performance by administering quizzes and exams following provided examples
Providing feedback regarding students' participation for bi-annual evaluations
Monitoring student attendance for respective course
Attending all special program events including opening and closing ceremonies as well as conferences
Providing recommendations for program improvements
Completing administrative/clerical duties as assigned
High School Diploma
Previous teaching experience
Applicants must be full time CUIMC students
Education and training in science and/or mathematics
Demonstration of leadership and organization skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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