For 38 years, UTSA’s Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program has provided an academically intense, mathematics-related summer program which stresses the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills. The summer enrichment program is now hiring Instructors and Program Assistant Mentors (PA) for the June 5 – July 27 session.

Positions are open until filled. TexPREP Instructors and PA are temporary, paid employees of UTSA, beginning with orientation on Jun. 5.

The rigorous TexPREP curriculum stresses science, math, computer science and engineering and welcomes teachers and college students in related fields. The core curriculum includes Logic and its Applications to Mathematics, Introduction to Engineering for first-year students; Algebraic Structures and Introduction to Physics for second-year students; Technical Writing and Introduction to Probability and Statistics for third-year students; and Introduction to Computer Science and a choice of Nanotechnology, or Cyber Security for fourth-year students. All PREP participants attend problem solving classes and career awareness seminars.

Instructors’ duties are those of a high school classroom teacher and require teaching three to four one-hour classes daily, formulating lesson plans, preparing exams and determining grades. Applicants must be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the seven-week session. Additionally, there will be a required field trip scheduled on at least one Friday during the session.

College students majoring in science, mathematics, computer science, engineering or related fields, who maintain a 2.5 GPA or better, may apply for PA positions. Preferably, college students will have completed calculus I and have experience working with adolescents; those with an interest in pursuing an education career are highly encouraged to apply. PA will attend classes and labs with the students, oversee student safety and behavior, supervise research and study periods, provide tutoring as necessary and in the role of a mentor, encourage the educational development of program participants.

Interested teachers and college students are encouraged to apply online via the UTSA Job Postings at:

TexPREP Program Assistant Mentor: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/6024

TexPREP Instructor: https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/5962

Previous TexPREP participants and former TexPREP employees are highly encouraged to apply. For additional information, contact the San Antonio TexPREP office at contact@prep-usa.org.

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