CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN URBAN AND RURAL EDUCATION

TUTORING INITIATIVES

The Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE) offers a variety of opportunities for students to serve as intern/tutors in both urban and rural area schools.  Tutoring affords Buffalo State students hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom as well as resume-building experience. Listed below are some of CEURE's paid programs that employ students throughout the year.

If you are interested in tutoring and do not have a program preference, please complete the general application (pdf 23kb).

We are currently looking for tutors in these areas: 


Buffalo Public Schools -- Howard Lewis Parent University After School Program
You must qualify for work study through the Financial Aid Office.  CEURE is partnering with the Howard Lewis Parent University to provide tutors for their after school program with various Buffalo Public School students in Elementary and Middle school levels for ELA and Math.

Howard Lewis Parent University's mission is to strive to provide family-centered educational programs for parents and their children.  The center works to motivate and strengthen individual confidence and self-determination which will spur personal growth, increase children's academic achievement, and lead to lifelong learners.

     Download the Howard Lewis Parent University Flyer (pdf 75kb)
     Download the Howard Lewis Parent University Application (pdf 29kb)


Lackawanna Central Schools Youth Town Program
The Lackawanna Central Schools and Buffalo State College's CEURE established the Youth Town After-school and Summer Programs with support from a 21st Century Grant that was awarded to the district in 2008.  This program aims to improve student achievement and to increase the number of students making healthy choices and decisions by building developmental assets.  BSC education majors are hired as intern/tutors to help assist with supervised and structured programs such as preparation for the New York State exams and numerous ELA and Math skill development activities that enable students to meet grade level expectations and improve their assessment score
    
     Download Lackawanna Spring 2013 Flyer (pdf 32kb)
     Download Lackawanna Spring 2013 Application (pdf 29kb)
  
    
WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program
The WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program has teamed with CEURE in providing intern/tutors for their tutoring programs in various Buffalo Public Schools.  Tutors will be working with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the schools and will provide assistance for the classroom teacher and the program coordinator in the areas of Math and ELA curriculum.

          Download WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse 2012-2013 Application  (pdf 38kb)
 

Westminster Community Charter School
In partnership with the Westminster Community Charter School, elementary education pre-service teachers enrolled in Buffalo State"s  Elementary Education teacher preparation program, serve as student interns in the Westminster after school program for improving the literacy achievement of students in grade K-6.  College interns are selected based on their academic standing, the number of college credits earned, their desire to become a teacher, and their willingness to fully participate in the program.  The after-school program runs Monday through Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.  The interns/tutors work with classroom teachers on extension activities, homework completion, and literacy activities such as book talks, shared reading, integrated arts, and more. Also, Art and Music majors from Buffalo State College are employed as instructors and have the opportunity to set up small group instruction in their respective areas.  In partnership with M&T Bank, the Westminster Community Charter School seeks to strengthen children's literacy achievement through enhanced fine arts programs, enhanced technology initiatives and a dedication to a love for reading.

     Download Westminster 2012-2013 Flyer (pdf 62kb)
     Download Westminster 2012-2013 Application  (pdf 37kb)