Tutoring for an Honors Experience
UHP students can earn an Honors Experience for both paid and unpaid tutoring or teaching assistant positions. These opportunities serve to provide learning and enhancement of academic curricula for undergraduates or school-age children. A minimum of 45 hours per semester is required to earn an Honors Experience. (This applies only to students who began UHP prior to Fall 2018. Students beginning Fall 2018 or later should consult the Current Honors Requirements.)
Justice Page Middle School & Murray Middle School TutoringThe University Honors Program is proud to partner with Justice Page Middle School (Minneapolis) and Murray Middle School (Saint Paul) to bring UHP students in for tutoring opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve the community surrounding the University, as the Twin Cities has one of the largest opportunity/achievement gaps in the country. Minneapolis and St. Paul Public Schools hope to continue the program's success with the positive impact that UHP students have made in the past.
Tutors are typically asked to donate about 5 hours per week of their time to travel and work in classrooms with middle school students. Applications for spring 2019 tutoring are now OPEN! Past tutors must reapply each semester. The deadline to apply is January 22nd, 2019.
For those doing the Center for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) module, tutors will also attend approximately 15 hours of workshops, one-on-one meetings, and reflection. This will consist of a 2.5 hour information meeting (there will be information sessions on Friday 2/1 from 11:00am-1:30pm in Northrop 106, Monday 3/4 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in Northrop 106, and Thursday 6/6 from 1:00pm-3:30pm in Northrop 106.), a one-to-one meeting with an adviser, and some time spent on reflection. If you cannot make any of the above sessions, please send us an email.
Is the CCEL Module Required?The CCEL module is strongly encouraged and may be required to earn an Honors Experience (see below). You are not required to seek an Honors Experience to be a tutor.
- Students who began UHP Fall 2018 or later: CCEL Module is required to earn an Honors Experience
- Students who began UHP prior to Fall 2018: CCEL is strongly encouraged, but not required to earn an Honors Experience.
- If you have already completed the CCEL requirement, regardless of your admittance date, you are not expected to repeat it.