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Want to Build Community Service Experience and Empower NYC High School Students?
Come Join Columbia University?s Double Discovery Center!
Make a Difference by Serving as an After-School High School Tutor!

Position Description:

  • Provide instructional support for Students individually and/or in small groups
  • Assist in specific strategies to help students be more successful in mathematics courses including: High School/ AP ¬†Math (Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.), Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics.), History (World History, U.S. Government, European History), Language (Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Chinese), and English (Reading Comprehension and Writing Composition).
  • Encourage students to develop confidence and to become more independent learners.


  • ONLY 1 Day for 2 Hours per week!
  • Monday through Thursday between 2:00 pm ? 6:00pm / Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Location: ON CAMPUS!! Lerner Hall, Hamilton Hall, or JJ?s Place in John Jay Hall!

If Interested:

If you wish learn more about Double Discovery?s One-On-One Tutoring, please feel free to visit the Double Discovery Center located on the 3rd floor of Lerner Hall: room 306. You can also contact the main office at 212-854-3897 or email us at


DOUBLE DISCOVERY CENTER began in the 1960s with Columbia College students who were determined to have their university reach out to the world outside Columbia's gates. It was an era of great student activism on campus and DDC was born out of the realization that Columbia students and University officials needed to share experiences with Harlem and surrounding communities. The Center now serves over 1,000 low-income and first generation college-bound New York City youth each year in grades 7 through 12. It houses two youth education programs, Talent Search and Upward Bound. Through these programs, students learn about colleges and careers, improve their academic work, and participate in personal development activities.

(1) To provide model educational programs and services, which will enable young people historically underrepresented in higher education to pursue their highest aspirations and to achieve the full breadth of their intellectual potential

(2) To instill the confidence, pride, curiosity and hope needed to complete secondary school, challenge oneself intellectually and embark on the path of higher education??

(3) To foster "Double Discovery" between the eligible participants and the students, faculty and staff of Columbia University and others in the City of New York to generate common understanding, foster shared experiences and remove racial, gender, age and religious barriers that divide the people of our society


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