Pipeline seminars : Spring 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Spring Quarter!


The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization.  Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

The purpose of this seminar is to help ourselves and others to identify and use our strengths in learning and life. We will emphasize the important roles that we all serve in the education of children and youth as teachers, leaders, mentors, and tutors.

Come explore the exciting fields of positive psychology, experiential learning, project-based learning, mindfulness and character strength development with Tony Benjamin; former NFL Seahawks Player. Tony will be one of the three facilitators for this seminar! Throughout this seminar you will also gain exposure to Youth-Centric, a State of Washington based corporation that is organized to extend talent development services for youth.  Plus weekly guest speakers!

Have you seen inequities and problems in our education system that you wish would change? This seminar will explore community organizing strategies for promoting equity in education. Learn how students, teachers and parents have organized to improve education in the area. Throughout the quarter, we will learn community organizing theory as it applies to the education system, practice applying the theories we learn, and hear directly from local education activists. Students will attend the seminar and have a weekly volunteer commitment at local schools or community organizations.


Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international. This seminar will challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society.


Sign up to tutor with the UW Pipeline Project! Seattle area schools are especially in need of college level tutors! Your skills are greatly appreciated!