Undergrads: Pipeline Project Opportunities Fall 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn 2018 Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401F: Immigrant and Refugee Education

Mondays from 10:30-11:50am

Students will explore different techniques and practices that are utilized to provide newly arrived immigrants and refugees accessible education. The class will have the opportunity to hear from community leaders and students from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, the Philippines, East Africa, and the Middle East about their experiences in continuing their education in another country, learn policies that impact immigrants and refugees, and examine teaching practices that are utilized by schools and non-profits alongside tutoring in classrooms in the Greater Seattle Area.


EDUC 401D: K-12 Online Learning Community

Required: Spent at least 1 quarter tutoring K-12 students through UW Pipeline or a service learning class

Were you pipeline tutor in the past? Are you interested in continuing your involvement with K-12 students for academic credit, but don’t want to overwhelm your schedule? If so, then this seminar is for you! This online Inner Pipeline seminar allows you to explore current issues in education through interactive online modules, that include, but are not limited to, TED talks, blogs, and web-based conversations. In order to take this seminar, you must already have tutored through pipeline. To register, please email pipeline@uw.edu for an add code.


EDUC 401P: Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:20pm

This seminar is designed to provide a space where we can collectively reflect on and explore our tutoring experiences, emerging knowledge of teaching practices, and the relationships we build with the world.  As a whole, this experience is intended to challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society. We will also always consider possibilities for a stronger, healthier and more equitable future by being realistic optimists!


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