To become a teacher in SAWC you must be:
Classes will be composed of 15 secondary school school students and taught by 2 college students. Each class will meet about 4-6 times over the course of the two week winter camp.
Absolutely anything! There is no constraint in terms of the subjects or areas your class needs to fall within. We will work with you to design an effective and engaging class for whatever you may want to teach!
In the weeks leading up to the camp, we will conduct interactive training sessions and help you develop the content and methods for your class. During the camp itself, you will be teaching your class and mentoring students. We estimate that this will take about 6 hours a week, but that depends on the mentor! Please contact us if you have any concerns about the time commitment, we are eager to support our mentors in every way possible.
SAWC is a two-week online winter camp which connects college students with South Asian high school students to engage in interactive classes in non-traditional subjects and provide culturally-tailored mentorship.
There are lots of benefits to being a SAWC mentor! This includes the opportunity to
The quick answer is no, you do not. We will work with you and help you understand what goes into designing curriculum and figuring out all aspects (content, teaching format, assignments) of a class. We want mentors that are passionate about their subjects of choice and love connecting with others over that passion, but do not require any prior teaching experience.
Nope! We want students that are interesting in learning from and interacting with students from the region, but do not require that you identify as South Asian.