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The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton University Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Tutors in Binghamton, New York

Upward Bound Math-Science Summer Tutors



Department:Upward Bound Math-Science

Locations:Vestal, NY

Posted:Feb 27, 2023

Closes:Open Until Filled


Position ID:159430


About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton :

The Research Foundation, founded in 1951, exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York State's innovation economy. We are the largest comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country.

The RF is mission ( focused and serves SUNY by providing essential administrative services that enable SUNY faculty to focus their efforts on the education of students and the performance of life-changing research. As a private not-for-profit corporation, we support nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing research in numerous disciplines.

The RF is committed to diversity, inclusion and a working environment that enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes everyone's full potential and fuels innovation. We hold the organization and each other to the highest standards of integrity, accountability and ethical behavior.

Job Description:

The Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program at Binghamton University is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen participating students' math and science skills. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science and ultimately careers in the math and science profession. UBMS will have a six-week residential summer program for thirty high school students at Binghamton University, including an additional orientation week. The Tutor is a part-time position during the summer program.

UBMS is looking for people interested in tutoring high school students (ages 14-18), primarily in the areas of math, lab sciences, literature/composition, and foreign languages. We seek reliable individuals with good interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work with others, the desire to engage youth, strong organizational skills, and sensitivity to diverse students' needs. Tutors will work Monday to Friday afternoon. Hours will be based on program needs. UBMS Summer Residential Program dates are from June 26th-August 9th and includes one orientation week. Tutors have many responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Provide information, advice, support, and encouragement to students.

  • Help students stay motivated.

  • Help students understand the course material.

  • Help students prepare and study for quizzes, exams, and projects.

  • Help students identify learning styles and improve study skills.

  • Provide early referral to support services to ensure academic success.

  • Provide early intervention through frequent (weekly) contact with students.

  • Provide problem-solving assistance appropriate to the individual student.

  • Help build academic success strategies appropriate to the individual student.

  • Serve as liaison to course instructors, students, and program staff.

  • Maintain and report tutor contact log, timesheet, and any other materials, to UBMS Academic Counselor.

  • Tutor and engage students via virtual platforms including but not limited to Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Meets, etc.


  • Experience as a tutor or mentor.

  • Experience with different tutoring methods and styles. Ability to implement different types of learning strategies.

  • College Sophomore and above in good academic standing. Recent graduates and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience working or mentoring diverse high school students.

  • Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience using Zoom, Google Classroom, and other virtual platforms preferred.

  • Previously held leadership positions highly desirable.

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $15.00 per hour for 40 hours a week.

Important Notice: Employment is contingent on background checks as required by theSUNY Child Protection Policy. ( Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this prerequisite.

Employee Benefits:The Research Foundation for the State University of New York offers a comprehensivebenefits package ( that is a valuable part of total compensation. This includes medical, dental, vision, dependent care subsidy and other benefits such as SUNY Tuition Assistance. Furthermore, our10 Perks of Working at the RF ( provides an at-a-glance view of our top benefits that make us a great place to work.

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation and is a separate employer from SUNY and the State of New York and offers separate compensation and benefit plans.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume or CV

  • Cover letter/Letter of Interest

  • Names and contact information of three references.

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