Frequently Asked Questions

For Parents and Students

When are the camps?
The camps are from 2-5PM over holiday breaks. Generally, the math class is from 2-3:30PM, and the science class is from 4-5PM.

Are classes free?

How competitive are the camps?
The spaces for our camp are first come, first serve. However, generally a few people don't show up, so some students who haven't signed up/did not originally get a spot are able to attend our camps. Our camps are capped at 30 students per lesson so that every student can receive the attention they need.

If I sign my child up, does he/she have to attend all three days of classes?
No. Your child can sign up for just one class on one day if he/she wants to -- all the classes are independent of each other.

Will my child miss out if he/she does not attend all the days? or Is it necessary for my child to attend previous classes to understand the class?
No, all our classes are independent of each other. For example, one day we may teach astrophysics, and the next day we may teach cell biology. It is not necessary for your child to attend the first class to understand the second class.

How do I sign my child up?
Please fill the following form out.

What kind of topics does MASE teach?
Anything STEM related -- from aerodynamics to astronomy to graph theory. If you have a topic that your child would like to learn, please let us know.

I have a question that isn't answered on this page.
Please email us at mathandsciedu@gmail.com!

For Volunteers

If I sign up to be a volunteer, do I have to teach at every camp?
Nope. You don't have to teach at any camp if you don't want to -- signing up as a volunteer just means that you're willing to help out with one (or more) of our MASE classes at some point in time; this involves TA'ing, buying materials, attending our camp to help oversee the program, etc. It's whatever fits your schedule!

What is the commitment in terms of time?
Once again, you can volunteer whenever you're free -- from one class to an entire camp. Generally, preparing a well-thought out lesson takes around 5-10 hours, depending on your familiarity with the topic you are teaching and if you work in a group or not.

What topics can I teach?
Anything, really, as long as it is STEM related. Our camps are split into math and science sections, but it really is flexible; in the past, we've taught subjects ranging from cryptography to finance to marketing and architecture. Just send us your idea and we'll approve it if we think it's appropriate!