ACS Science Coaches–How to Partner with a Teacher

Have a Teacher in Mind?

Request to meet the teacher to discuss volunteering in the classroom. These talking points are helpful hints to suggest ways to provide support and assistance.

How Can a Chemist Find a Teacher?

To locate a teacher, schedule an in-person meeting with a school principal. The principal may suggest a teacher who could be a good fit. 

Talking Points

  • Introduce yourself and share your motivation for offering to assist
  • Describe the ACS Science Coaches program and expectations
  • Provide examples of how you could assist
  • Ask what topics or concepts are covered in science
  • Explain the application processs
  • If the application is accepted, ACS donates $500 to the school
  • Consider reasons a teacher may choose to participate in the ACS Science Coaches program


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