Did you know that only 11% of students who failed 6th grade math go on to earn high school diplomas? Our goal is to help all Minnesota youth become proficient in math by the end of 8th grade and give them a better start to their futures. If you are passionate about education and math, join us and make a difference in the lives of elementary and middle school students. Become a Minnesota Math Corps tutor and help 4th-8th grade students build the core math skills needed to be successful 21st century learners. We’ll provide the training to get you started and ongoing coaching so you’ll be supported throughout your term of service.
Positions begin August 2018 and run through June 2019
Positions available throughout the state
Positions require availability, every day, Monday- Friday, during regular school hours
- Provide intentional and meaningful literacy or math tutoring during all parts of the day to improve the math skills of children from 4th– 8th grade.
- Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.
- Identify students who qualify for targeted one-on-one and/or small group tutoring services based on assessment data with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach; develop weekly tutoring schedule.
- Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data.
- Participate in on-site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.
- Communicate with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.
- Act on constructive feedback provided by coaches and Program Staff.
- Build professional relationships and communicate regularly with school/agency staff, Internal Coach, and the Master Coach regarding schedules, math strategies, student progress, etc.
- Regular, timely attendance during school hours Monday-Friday, along with before/after school hours as scheduled.
- Commitment to the entire term(s) of service, including making regular and adequate progress toward the minimum total service hours.
- Attend all required Math Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions; travel as necessary.
- Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member.
- Represent our programs at site-sponsored activities, meetings, (e.g. family night) and other community activities (such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
- Must be 18 years of age or older by your start date.
- Must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent by your start date.
- Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
- Must pass mandatory background checks.
- Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
- Speak, read, and write English fluently.
- Ability to be patient and empathetic with students that struggle with literacy or math while adhering to program model.
- Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances and personalities, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Minnesota Math Corps tutoring model with consistent follow-through. Must be able to build and maintain quality-working relationships with students, coaches, school administrators and Minnesota Math Corps program staff.
- Willingness to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
- Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and fast-paced environment.
- Ability to attend and travel to required state and regional training sessions.
- Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity.
Minnesota Math Corps will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant based on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Eligibility Requirements –
- Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
- Age 18 or older by the program start date
- Possess a high school diploma or a GED by the program start date
- Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Currently, AmeriCorps members are limited to four terms of service.
Tutors are paid a modest living allowance every two weeks during their service term and receive an education award upon successful completion which may be used to pay qualified student loans or tuition. Tutors over age 55 may choose to gift their education award to their child or grandchild. Tutors may be eligible for health insurance, child care assistance, and student loan forbearance during their service.
The Biweekly living allowance for full time is approximately $597. Education award is $5,920.
Three Quarter is $424 biweekly and Education award is $4,212.
Part time is $298 biweekly and Education award is $2,960.
How to apply: www.readingandmath.net
About Minnesota Math Corps
State exam results show 40 percent of Minnesota eighth graders do not demonstrate grade-level proficiency in math. Minnesota Math Corps provides a solution to help students become successful 21st century learners and to narrow achievement gaps. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in Minnesota schools to deliver research-based math strategies that help students in grades four through eight build the skills needed to succeed in math
Minnesota Math Corps started in 2007 in the St. Cloud School District in partnership with St. Cloud State University. Math Corps has expanded into new sites each year, with more than 100 tutors currently serving in more than 100 sites statewide.
Minnesota Math Corps continues to grow its base of tutors and students every year. Since 2007, Math Corps has reached nearly 20,000 students by training and placing much-needed tutors in schools across Minnesota. The program has plans to place more than 200 tutors in over 200 elementary, middle and junior high schools during the 2017-2018 school year..
As a Math Enrichment Tutor with the Minnesota Math Corps, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling students. We are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the fourth through eighth graders they serve, and are helping to ensure that all students are successful at math by the end of eighth grade. Learning algebra is a skill that opens a gate to higher education.
Apply to serve: www.readingandmath.net
Program website: www.minnesotamathcorps.org