Teach middle schoolers, 15$/hr

The message below is from Prof. Alex Pelaez of the Zarb School.

Hi everyone, 

My name is Alex Pelaez and I am a professor in the Information Systems / Business Analytics department at the Zarb School of Business. As part of the HITA club both graduate and undergraduate, we run a program with local elementary schools to teach programming to young kids from 3rd through 8th grade. 

We are looking for students to participate and become teachers for us. Even if you dont know technology, or the specific technologies its a great opportunity for you to learn. Furthermore, this is a fantastic program to put on your resume and a great topic for interviews. Even if you have never taught before, its a great way to learn, and improve your public speaking and presentation skills in a non-stress / fun environment. You are also paid $15/hr.

We are in need of teachers who are willing to teach Scratch Programming (very easy and fun graphical programming environment), Python, Spreadsheets, Databases and HTML programming.

The two schools we are working with are Drexel Ave School in Westbury and Progressive School in Merrick. If you have to miss one or two time slots thats ok, we are looking for at least two teachers in each class. 

The schedule is as follows:  

Westubry School (Drexel) 5th grade

Wednesdays (Python Programming for all) 

October 3,10,17,24,31

November 7,14,28

December 5, 12, 19

January 9,16,23,30

The time slots would be as follows: You can choose one or two timeslots. 

9:00 - 9:40




1:30 - 2:15

At Progressive School in Merrick the scheduled slots are (again you may choose one or two) 

Starting either September 17th or 24th.

M 9:30 - 10:10 

M 10:20 - 11:00

Scratch (3rd and 4th grades)

F 12:20 - 1:00 

F 1:10 - 1:50

Python (5th and 6th grades)

MWF 11:10 - 11:40 ( you would need to be available for at least two of the three days).

Spreadsheets (7th grade)

Web Programming (8th grade)

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. Every student who has participated in the past has spoken about what a great experience it was and how it benefited them during interviews. If you have any questions please feel free to email me alexander.pelaez@hofstra.edu.


Alex Pelaez

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