Monday, April 25, 2011

Minnesota Math Corps

Sioux Trail Elementary School needs a Minnesota Math Corps (MMC) tutor for the 2011-12 school year.  The position starts in August, but we're recruiting now!  MMC tutors are part the AmeriCorps program and provide service to the community much like a Peace Corps volunteer does overseas. Please read on for more information and please pass the word to anyone who might be interested!

You care about education, your community and Sioux Trail! And you hope that when kids finish the school year, their lives will be better than before they arrived. With Minnesota Math Corps, you can leave a lasting mark in many students’ lives as well as your career.

MMC is a program that is working to ensure that students are algebra-ready by the end of 8th grade. We do this by training and placing AmeriCorps members in elementary, middle and junior high schools in various locations. 

In just eleven months of service, you’ll not only tutor students who need your academic support; you’ll also make a meaningful connection with Sioux Trail and your community. As a member of MMC – a rapidly expanding program - you’ll connect with educators in your own community and experts in mathematics education who will help you guide Sioux Trail students toward math proficiency by the end of 8th grade. In addition, all members also engage in their communities outside of their tutoring services.

All members receive extensive training, expand your skills, learn proven mathematics instruction methods and gain valuable experience. In appreciation for your service, you’ll receive a modest living allowance, education award of up to $5,550 and other benefits if eligible. All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary.

Employment start date: August 2011

Employment end date: June 30, 2012

Compensation: FT: Biweekly stipend of $500 and education award of $5,550. PT: Biweekly stipend of $250 and education award of $2,775.

Math Enrichment Tutors work with pairs of fourth through eighth graders who are struggling with math. They follow a curriculum and conduct progress monitoring to ensure their students are proficient in algebra by eighth grade. They are placed in elementary, middle or junior high schools and commit to daytime hours.

·          Strong interest in education, specifically helping youth develop math skills
·          Experience working with children, preferably with elementary or middle school ages or as math tutor
·          Dedication to community service
Computer skills, including the ability to navigate and use online database systems and e-mail
·          Speak, read, and write English
·          Responsible, organized, flexible, motivated, professional
·          Excellent oral and written communication skills
·          Ability to make a commitment to complete 11 months of service (August ’11 – June 30, 2012)
·          High school diploma or GED and must be at least 18-years-old U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
·          Preferred: College coursework, college degree, or equivalent work experience

How do I apply? Positions for the 2011-12 school year begin next August. To read more about the program, including full position descriptions, and to apply, visit Questions? Contact or 866-859-2825.

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