CEISMC Academic Mentoring
About CEISMC Academic Mentoring
CEISMC, the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing, is a part of Georgia Tech's College of Sciences and serves as its primary K-12 outreach division. One of our principal missions is to improve science and mathematics education throughout the state of Georgia. As part of this mission, the CEISMC Academic Mentoring Program seeks to place college students and college graduates in local schools and classrooms.
There are two programs within CEISMC Academic Mentoring: Pathways into STEM and Pathways to College.
Pathways into STEM assists students at six local elementary, middle, and high schools. Pathways uses a combination of AmeriCorps Members and Georgia Tech Federal Work-Study students. These individuals travel to local schools to serve as academic mentors and tutors for students. During academic mentoring sessions academic mentors provide academic assistance, ACT/SAT Prep, and assistance with the college and scholarship application process to high school studnets. Tutors serve as supplemental academic support for elementary, middle and high school students in need of additional support or a challenge in their math classes. Mentors also engage students in community service and expose them to STEM through partnerships with science teachers and afterschool clubs.
Pathways to College provides academic mentoring for middle and high school students in the Meadowcreek High School cluster. Academic mentors meet with high school students during the school day to improve their academic performance, expose them to STEM careers, and provide information about college. Mentors also serve as facilitators for a weekly afterschool program for middle school students. Mentors facilitate hands-on-activities with students, engage them in writing, and expose them to STEM careers. Some mentors facilitate activities for a weekly afterschool program at two local middle schools. The afterschool program provides exposure to STEM careers for students by engaging them in hands-on-actitiivies, demonstrations, and guest speakers.
If you are interested in working with pre-school students, Georgia Tech's Jumpstart Program is currently recruiting!!
To learn more, visit: http://service.gatech.edu./jumpstart/.