Application Deadline: Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11:59 PM**Applications may be accepted after this date until positions are filled.
Estimated Time Needed to Complete Application: 30-60 minutes
This program was developed through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help address the critical problem of shortage of STEM majors. Through past experience, we have identified three factors that support and retain students beginning their studies in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields:1. Confidence and success in mathematics2. Having practical, hands-on experience demonstrating and/or applying scientific principles.3. Gratification in knowing that their work can go beyond themselves and truly help others.
The PREP intervention was developed in response to the 49.5% of precalculus students who are not successful each semester at Cabrillo. PREP participants are all hoping to pursue a major in science, engineering or math, and this program teaches them the tools they will need to succeed in precalculus, calculus and beyond.
The PREP TAs also learn a lot about effective tutoring and teaching. It is an amazing opportunity to sharpen your math skills, too!
There will also be opportunities to work one-on-one with selected students. In addition, TAs will be responsible to give presentations in Study Skills topics and in math topics at the level of intermediate algebra to the PREP cohort during the 2-week intensive and (possibly) during the Fall 2017 semester Friday sessions.