“The best way to learn math is to teach it.” Service-learning provides “real world” connections to the classroom; it looks great on your resume, and it helps to foster civic and corporate responsibility. It also brings much-needed support to struggling communities. Commit to ONE of these sites by following the instructions specific to the site.
FOR ALL SITES, be sure to explain to the site coordinator that you are focusing on MATH tutoring.
A) Math tutoring at Palolo Elementary School
One- to two-hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. during any school day (contingent on Mrs. Clemons finding you a placement in a classroom) OR 2:10 pm – 3:15 pm on Mon/Tue/Thur/Fridays
- Be sure to attend a pre-scheduled training if you have never tutored at Palolo Elementary.
- Returnees can start immediately, by arrangement with Mrs. Clemons (contact her directly).
B) Math tutoring at Jarrett Middle School
- Option 1: One- to two-hour shifts can be scheduled between 8:30 AM–2:30 PM during the school day.
- Placement will be contingent on your availability matching the needs of Jarrett’s math teachers.
- Option 2: 2:15–3 PM shift, available on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.
- Commit to 13 regularly-occurring shifts. Placement in this option allows you to tutor students in Jarrett’s pilot “Study Spaces” after-school program, designed to help kids value self-directed learning as they come in voluntarily for extra help.
Get started early in the term; intake (scroll down to the Jarrett intake info) requires clearing a background check, which may take a bit of time.
C) Mentoring with the Stock Market Game
Palolo fourth and fifth graders participate each semester in the Stock Market Game. Chaminade students serve as mentors for the kids, getting to know them and encouraging them to set constructive goals. The Game is a means of facilitating this relationship-building and teaching academic concepts in a fun setting. Help kids learn to find answers to their questions online (responsible and cautious use of the internet), learn about ratios, fractions, and basic math, and learn to make ethical decisions. This term, participants have the opportunity to win medals and other prizes. Nursing students in MA107 have served as the “stars” of this project; please join us this semester!
Monday sessions, 2:15–3:30 PM at Palolo Elementary Library. (This will suffice for your ten-hour requirement for MA107). See the full list of dates on the main stock market page linked below.
One 30–60 minute training session will be scheduled (TBD). If you want to participate, send an email to [email protected] by FEBRUARY 5, 2019. State your name, mention MA107, and explain any prior understanding/experience related to the stock market. No experience is necessary.
D) Math Tutoring/Mentoring at the Palolo ‘Ohana Learning Center (POLC)
In the heart of Palolo Valley, this beautiful facility is on the second floor of the Mutual Housing administration building. A variety of programs are available for kids and adults; your help is needed in tutoring math and helping with math homework.
The POLC is open Monday-Friday, 2:30–4:30 PM
Commit to a regularly-occurring weekly shift and serve a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
Attend one training session before serving at this site. If your training date is after the Chaminade form’s due date, just send an email to [email protected] before the deadline, explaining which POLC training you will attend. Then, you may turn in your Connection Form after your training.
E) Continuing commitment at your site from NUR190
From NUR190 last term, if you did service at a site that offers tutoring/mentoring support related to math, you can continue your commitment to that site by doing math-related tutoring/mentoring. You must adhere to the site’s requirements, but you should not need to repeat any training or orientation sessions. For example, Kaimuki High School or IHS may be able to place you in an appropriate role this term, if you have fulfilled a commitment with them the last term. Contact your site to inquire about the possibility.
You must choose a site from the list above. Absolutely no “double-dipping” in any capacity – your ten hours must be done exclusively for this course. ONLY if you are doing 20+ hours of service-learning this term, you may count these ten hours for more than one course.
If it’s your first time as a volunteer at the site you choose, you will need to attend training according to site policy. Training time does not count as “hours” but will be useful to you. Don’t miss the pre-scheduled trainings.
Connection Forms will be disseminated through your professor. Because of this special arrangement, online registration is only needed if you are doing service-learning for more than one course. You must complete any training necessary, obtain your site supervisor’s signature, submit your Connection Form to the Service-Learning Office (Hale Hoaloha 104), and pick up a timesheet by February 5, 2019. Timesheets are due before April 16, 2019, unless your program ends after that date.
Reflection Paper Requirements
Grading will be based on the learning demonstrated through your reflection paper. Before reflections are graded, you MUST complete ten or more hours of service and receive good/excellent evaluations from your site supervisor. Your paper should be in APA format.
How did the service experience help you achieve the course learning objectives stated in your syllabus?
Explicitly state which learning objectives you achieved, and explain the connection to specific experiences during your service.
Also, describe how the service experience contributed to your understanding of:
- the importance of basic knowledge of mathematical concepts and accuracy
- the role of nurses as educators
- the effects of culture, socioeconomic status, and learning styles on student learning
- the value of helping others to learn and grow
Summarize your paper on one PowerPoint slide. Submit a copy of your paper and PowerPoint to [email protected].