Mentoring, Academic Support & Tutoring Fellows program
We are looking for men of color within the Wesleyan student body interested in exploring careers in education. The MAST Fellows program will hire four Fellows to tutor and mentor student athletes after school at Maloney and Platt High Schools in Meriden, CT. Fellows can work either from 1:00 – 3:15 or from 2:15 – 3:15 two times per week. Tutoring sessions will include SAT prep, general academic support, and mentoring. Tutors with strong math skills preferred, but the value of your mentoring will go beyond any particular content or skill that you may tutor.
In addition to getting paid for their tutoring time, MAST Fellows will receive a cohort experience as tutors, learn about current research on the positive impact of men of color in the teaching profession, and get education career mentoring from experienced educators of color in the area, other speakers and visitors, and key organizations supporting teachers of color in public education. Professors Amy Grillo and Clifton Watson will guide the Fellows in productive reflection on their teaching and mentoring experiences, and Professor Grillo will provide ongoing support to Fellows during their time at Wesleyan as they explore and pursue graduate study and/or jobs in education.
This experience can be used towards fulfilling the Civic Engagement Certificate’s community service requirement or for Education Studies practicum hours.
Interested students should email Amy Grillo at firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of interest and contact information AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!