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Tutors for TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy

The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is seeking tutors and accepting applications for their 2015-2016 Academic Year Component.

THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY: Individuals with a reputation for being successful with helping students improve academic performance (e.g., grades, overall GPA, test scores) are being sought to provided tutoring and academic coaching/mentoring to diverse students ranging from 9th grade to 12th grade. A large number of the students come from underserved, under-resourced, and under-prepared backgrounds and are often potential firs-generation college-students. Selected individuals must have a deep commitment to working with these populations.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is an intense pre-college f]program that assists youth from the Champaign, Urbana, and Rantoul, IL areas. The program is designed to identify students interested in attending college and to equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in college.

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES NEEDED: Math (Algebra I, Algebra II w/Trigonometry. Geometry, and Calculus); Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy); Foreign Language (Spanish); and English (Grammar, Composition, and Reading Comprehension).


September 2, 2015 – May 15, 2016

DUTIES: Tutors are expected to participate in training activities; keep abreast of strategies, policies, and procedures related to effective tutoring; provide individual and/or group tutoring/instruction; report attendance such as “no shows”; provide encouragement to students to enhance self-esteem; complete service-delivery reports after sessions; complete accurate time sheets; exercise good judgement and professionalism when interacting with students; and other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a college student, a graduate student, current or retired teacher, or experienced professional.
  • Students must have earned a “B” or higher in the tutoring subject — evidence required.  All students must be in good academic standing.
  • Current or retired teachers or experienced professionals must provide evidence of competency in tutoring subject (e.g., transcript, copy of diploma in discipline, reference letters, certifications, citations).
  • Preference given to individuals with experience working with economically challenged/first generation college bound students and/or previous tutoring experience.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

TIME COMMITMENT: Must be available to work Mondays and Wednesdays during 4:00pm-8:00pm. Hours subject to change depending on operational and students’ needs.

 SALARY: $10 per hour minimum. Eligible campus employees may be considered for work in excess compensation.

 BACKGROUND CHECKS: Chosen candidates are required to pass an extensive background check prior to starting the position. New background checks may be required for individuals employed previously by Upward Bound and/or who work in other areas of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or off campus.

 TO APPLY: Please complete your application online at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6620108 and upload the following supporting documents online along with your application:

 1) Cover Letter (addressing qualifications, experiences and how you comply with requirements) 

2) Resume

3) Philosophy of Education (addressing your perception of teaching, learning, your teaching goals, your goals for students and/or your personal goals as an educator)

4) Unofficial copy of academic transcript with evidence of highest degree

5) Contact information for four references (including: name, job title, phone number, and e-mail address)

 *Previous Upward Bound employees should submit the following: an application, cover letter, and an updated resume.

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

 PROGRAM WEBSITE: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/collegeprep/upwardbound.html

 STUDENT AFFAIRS DIVERSITY STATEMENT: http://www.omsa.illinois.edu/DOCS/Diversity_SA.pdf

 Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


Chemistry TA Positions Available


The School of Chemical Sciences is looking to fill about 40 teaching positions for their Chemistry courses this semester. To apply you need to be at least a junior and need to have taken through organic chemistry I (CHEM 232). The commitment is for 10 hours/week at $14.25/hour for 15 weeks. Interested students should email Tom Hummel (tjhummel@illinois.edu) as soon as possible with the following information:

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry classes taken
  • Grades in those classes
  • Attach your current fall schedule

Volunteering Opportunity at Avicenna Community Health Center

downloadAvicenna Community Health Center (www.avicennahealth.org) is a free health clinic that provides absolutely free medical care for uninsured and underinsured residents of Champaign county. The clinic provides acute care as well as management of chronic medical conditions, with a focus on preventative medicine.

The Avicenna Grants Team recently secured the CVS Coordinated Care Grant for Avicenna and they are gearing up for another big push to gain more funding for their free clinic. To do this, they need your help!

 Experience with the grants team will:

·  Provide you experience with how to organize, write, and polish professional grants

·  Familiarize you with leaders of the clinical community in Champaign County and the Midwest

·  Acquaint you with the challenges and mechanics of operating a free clinic

·  Provide you an opportunity to directly expand medical services to the members of our community most in need

·  Offer you a quality volunteer opportunity that can be completed on your own time, in your own home, while still directly benefiting your community in a tangible, measurable way

The Grants Team’s responsibilities include:

·  Searching online for grant opportunities and adding relevant grants to grants team’s database

·  Contributing to grant-writing, including proposals, budgets, and supplemental information

·  Meeting once a month to update the team and plan future projects

They are seeking volunteers who are interested in learning more about the clinic, as a knowledge of the clinic is critical to contributing to the team. They will set up clinic tours and informative sessions in order to acquaint you with Avicenna.

Additional skills that are beneficial, but not required include:

·  Experience with grant-writing, whether clinical or research-oriented

·  Interest in learning more about free clinic operations

·  Experience with budgeting

·  Continued involvement for more than one year

·  A willingness to respond to emails in a timely and professional manner is required. Most of their communications will take place via email, so you must be willing and able to communicate clearly via email as to what tasks you are willing to take on, updates on your work, and project deadlines.

If you are interested in joining the grants team or for more information, please contact Alex Brooks at alexkbrooks815@gmail.com.

ACES and Sciences Career Fair

This is a major event aimed at students in the sciences.  Companies that will be in attendance and recruiting will be looking for students from Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemical Sciences, Integrative Biology, Crop Sciences, Animal Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Engineering,, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Actuarial Sciences, Computer Science, etc.

Juniors and Seniors especially should take advantage of this incredible opportunity.  We understand that Medical school and other pre-professional programs (Dentistry, Vet Med, Physical Therapy, etc) is many of your goals.  But to be able to see your options or have back up plans is just as crucial as passing your MCATs, PCATS, and DATs.  So please look into putting together and/or polishing your resumes and getting your best suit together and explore the ACES and Sciences Career Fair to be held October 3, 2013 at the ARC from 1pm – 5:30pm.  Visit the following website and try to attend the workshops that are preparing students for the Fair.  If you missed a workshop not to worry!  MCB Advising has videos of these workshops on their YouTube Channel.    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact an MCB Advisor by clicking here.

http://www-app.igb.illinois.edu/biotechcareer/students_jobfair_ppt.php ; Link to detailed information about prepping for the fair and to see the list of companies in attendance.