Volunteering Programs

ERC/CREATE Math Tutor Corps

What is the Math Tutor Corps?

ERC was presented with the opportunity to work with the CREATE STEM Initiative to create a program that supports underrepresented students who have limited access to educational opportunities. The Math Tutor Corps gives UCSD students the opportunity to be positive role models and mentors that support college access and success at our partnership school, Lincoln High School.

Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School is a traditional 9-12 high school located in the Diamond District of San Diego. One of the largest schools in the district, Lincoln is home to approximately 1500 students. Lincoln has undergone many recent changes, including its beautiful new campus buildings and its growing status as an icon in the community. The Math Tutor Corps was created with Lincoln’s student population in mind to contribute to the college going culture at Lincoln and serve as an additional resource in assisting students towards reaching their future goals.

Program Overview

  1. Offered every quarter with the exception of summer
  2. Open to ALL UCSD students
  3. One-quarter commitment of 4 hours/week on-site tutoring at Lincoln
  4. Opportunity to gain training by veteran math educators from Math for America (MfA) through bi-weekly 2-unit, P/NP seminar
  5. Program begins Week 2 of every quarter.

Application Process

  1. Attend an info session (offered at the end and beginning of every quarter)
  2. Fill out online application
  3. Enroll in ERC 89: Practicum in Math Tutoring
  4. Fill out a Lincoln Volunteer Application
  5. Get a TB test and fill out a Megan’s law background check form

Application deadline: Friday of Week 2
All applicants are accepted
, provided they submit their application on time and complete all necessary steps

For Questions Contact

Jesus Arias
Student Intern- Math Tutor Corps Program Coordinator
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Phone: (858) 534-2247
E-mail: mathtutorcorps@ucsd.edu 

CORE (Community Outreach Effort)

CORE is Eleanor Roosevelt College's community service organization that participates in projects in the ERC, UCSD, and San Diego communities. Past activities have included running a Halloween Carnival at an Elementary School, Tutoring Middle School and High School Students, making and delivering gift baskets to terminally ill children in pediatric centers, helping feed families who can't afford their own Thanksgiving dinner, Relay for Life, and much more.

Learn more about CORE

Tutoring at the Monarch School

The ERC/Monarch School Volunteer Program recruits and places committed students from Eleanor Roosevelt College as volunteers at the Monarch School, a K-12 school in the San Diego Unified School District that serves the educational needs of homeless and at-risk children.

ERC student volunteers provide academic tutoring and work in after-school enrichment programs at the school. Some may also volunteer as teacher’s aides in the classroom.

The Monarch School asks that volunteers commit for at least a six-month period to reduce the level of flux and unpredictability that most of its students already have to confront on a daily basis. ERC volunteers are expected to provide their own transportation to the Monarch School in downtown San Diego, either by carpooling or by public transit. They also need to undergo a Live Scan background check and TB test before they can work directly with Monarch students. The one-time cost for these tests is approximately $50.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Monarch School, please contact Professor Edmond Chang.