Make a difference for children in Buffalo Public School classrooms! Participate in the LEARN Tutoring Project and work towards equity and access in literacy learning for elementary students from diverse backgrounds.
This project enables UB undergraduates to engage with local Buffalo Public School (BPS) students through a tutoring project that is designed to support literacy skill development of multilingual newcomer students in a BPS elementary school. Participants must enroll in LAI 410, which requires a practicum that takes place primarily in our partner schools. Students spend the first few weeks of the semester preparing to work with students and then begin one-on-one and small group intervention sessions under the guidance of the course instructor and BPS teachers. Experience in education is not required.
Grounded in principles of equity and access for all learners, this project hones in on literacy development and support for multilingual children from immigrant and refugee families here in Buffalo. Read more about the program.
Through the course, students will engage in weekly tutoring sessions at a partner school as well as keep logs and complete a culminating reflective project on the experience.
|Length of commitment||About a semester|
|Start time||Fall or Spring semester|
|Level of collaboration||Large group collaboration (4+ students)|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.