Recruiting UA students to mentor AP high-school students

By:    Date: 05-08-2013

CollegeFirst is now recruiting college students to mentor AP high-school students in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, and Huntsville. You can serve as a mentor in one of four subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, or English Language. Connor Johnson

CollegeFirst mentors’ training will take place June 3-7 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day. This week is used primarily to review materials and labs, discuss teaching techniques, and become familiar with the AP presenter and other mentors. The AP Institute will be held June 10-27 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day. High school students will attend Monday through Thursday, and Fridays are reserved for additional training, evaluation, and reflection by staff and mentors.

For Biology, Chemistry or Calculus, mentors should have a grade of B or higher in an introductory or advanced level course in one of those subjects or have a letter of recommendation from a professor. For English Language, mentors should have a grade of B or higher in an introductory or advanced level course and exhibit strengths in grammar and abilities to analyze passages and poetry. You will be asked to submit proof of proficiency/qualifications via email when you submit your application.  Acceptable proof of proficiency includes unofficial transcripts, professor recommendations, or other appropriate documentation.

Interested students should complete a short application and submit their proof of proficiency.