The campus-based program provides intensive academic enrichment emphasizing science and math for each grade from 9th through 12th as well as laboratory experiences where students work with scientists/clinical practitioners. The students work on projects emphasizing science in ways to develop their knowledge and skills to observe, hypothesize, and develop methods to answer questions which generate knowledge. The hands-on project experiences promote the concept of biology as an experimental science. The students learn to collect, analyze and interpret data as well as communicate their results. Self-esteem building, motivation enhancement, leadership development skills, and study skills are incorporated into the experience.
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POSITION DESCRIPTION: • Supervise students to and from academic courses and provide assistance in the classroom when requested.• Assist and tutor students while students are completing homework.• Mentors will also conduct nightly study halls focusing on statistics homework.• Offer guidance on college life, time management, and study skills. • Interact with students and attend social activities and events sponsored by HSTA. • Promote an atmosphere conducive to balancing both academics and social activities. • Mentors must live on campus during entire camp (June 30-July 28)• Be on duty as assigned by the head mentor.• Other duties as assigned.
DATES: Mandatory Training: June 30th and July 1st Camp: July 2nd through July 28th
SALARY: Stipend ($2600) plus Room (lodging) and Board (meal plan).
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • 2 years Undergraduate Experience at WVU or another University• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills• Experience/ability to relate to a diverse high school population• Evidence of success in college course work in science, math and/or writing• 2.5 GPA minimum for college • Ability to pass criminal/child abuse clearances
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience supervising and working with high school youth• Experience tutoring math, science and writing• Experience working with disadvantaged youth• Prior participation in HSTA or similar program• Experience working as a team member/leader• Previous classwork in a statistics based course
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT 2 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, RESUME, AND TRANSCRIPT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION DUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.