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Expansion Plans & Partnerships in Higher Education Spark Addition of Future Fellows

April 25, 2015 | By |

iEducateUSA’s greatest asset is its team of dedicated tutors (known as ‘Fellows’ here at iEDU) who work tirelessly alongside elementary school teachers to instill a love of math and science in students at HISD schools. These college undergraduates serve as role models and mentors for the students, encouraging them in their study of STEM subjects and in many cases developing long-term relationships that have a huge impact on the students’ academic careers. As part of our expansion to Braeburn Elementary this past fall, we have added an additional 12 Fellows to our team.

Recruiting the young people to work as Fellows with iEducateUSA can be a challenge when competing against academic calendars, extracurricular activities, and all that the great city of Houston has to offer. Therefore over the past two years, we have developed strong relationships with some of the best Houston-area colleges to ensure that we have a strong group of Fellows working with us – both now and in the future. It is thanks to the efforts of some of our partners in higher education that we manage to secure some of the brightest Fellows around. A very special thanks to our Recruitment Partners:

  • Poonam Gulati – Associate Professor of Biology and Honors Program Coordinator at UHD
  • Rupa Iyer – Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at UH
  • Christine Ehlig-Economides – UH’s William C. Miller Endowed Chair Professor ofPetroleum Engineering.

Today, most our tutors come from University of Houston Downtown, University of Houston, and Houston Community College. We are also excited to start actively recruiting from Rice University and Texas Christian University for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year. Here’s to the start of new partnerships and the addition of great future Fellows! Read more about our current iEDU Fellows here.