UW Pipeline Project

EDUC 401 C: Tutoring Math and Science Seminar (AUT)

  • Date: Tuesday
  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
  • Location: CMU 243
  • SLN: 14242
  • Facilitator: Tafari Clarke James, tafarij@uw.edu

In this seminar, we will explore STEM Education as a tool of social justice and examining artifacts of product, process and knowledge. STEM education has become a mainstream topic and an area of consistent investment in K-12 education. As a result of this investment products, process or activities and knowledge are capital in STEM education, yet this does not always amplify social justice values. In this course we’ll examine STEM as a tool of social justice and critique the products, process/activities and knowledge through that lens.

The goals for this seminar are to:

1.    Examine our experiences when tutoring math and science in the Seattle Public Schools, considering the consequences and meanings for our students, teachers, and ourselves.

2.    Explore STEM education as a tool of social justice.

3.    Identify the ways in which STEM education is leveraged as a process, product and knowledge that align or misalign with social justice values.


For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 3 credits*: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 6 credits**: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter

*A Student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee.

** Students can only enroll for a max of 6 credits total per Quarter when tutoring for the Pipeline Project. Need more Credits still? Email pipeline@uw.edu and we will do our best to accommodate you

If you need to make up tutoring hours for a circumstance out of your control (school closure, holiday) you can complete an online assignment. Each assignment is worth two tutoring hours.