[Englmajors] UW Dream Project seeking writing tutors for Admissions
wensel at u.washington.edu
Fri Oct 28 14:33:51 PDT 2011
The Dream Project is a student-initiated, student-led program that
partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students from
local high schools, as they navigate through the college
admissions process. Our mentors work with students at weekly high school
visits, while learning about issues of educational inequity and social
mobility. We currently have partnership with sixteen
high schools in the Greater Seattle area, and we are in need of writing
tutors for Dream Project's Admissions Workshop Weekend – one of the most
important and life changing experiences for our
On the weekend of November 19th and 20th, the Dream Project will be
hosting Admissions Workshop Weekend, where each student from our sixteen
partner schools and other local high school students are
invited to participate in information sessions from various Washington
State colleges and universities. Ideally, students will also have the
opportunity to work one on one with a mentor/tutor to
make sure they are on track with the college application process, gain
strong understanding of the college application and craft a quality
application/essay. From years past, many of our students
complete their entire college applications over the course of this
weekend. You will find that this is rewarding community experience when
you witness the accomplishment of these students in one
weekend. That is why we need your help!
A critical part of the application process and this event is writing
their personal statement. A good writing tutor can help a student
produce a powerful, thoughtful, and polished personal essay.
This year we are expecting over 1,000 high school seniors to attend the
workshop. We would love to have your support and enthusiasm in ensuring
that our students successfully apply to colleges of
We are looking for people who:
* are comfortable working with high school students,
* can help students formulate their ideas into a strong college
* have solid writing skills, and
* have a general understanding of the college admissions process.
If you are not comfortable with volunteering as a writing tutor, please
consider being a general support volunteer for the event.
If you're interested in committing to this effort, please go to the
following link to register: www.dreamproject.washington.edu/workshop/help.
When you arrive, there will be a brief orientation and overview of
what's required in an admissions essay on the morning of both days. We
will send out an email later about the details of the
Not only do you get the rewarding experience of helping students access
higher education, you will also get lunch!
If you have any questions, you may contact us at marcus08 at uw.edu or
thompt2 at uw.edu.
Marcus Ramirez and Tayler Thompson
UW Dream Project
Admissions Workshop Weekend
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