Thousands of children need extra help to achieve grade-level skills and confidence in math. Take action as a tutor because students who have strong foundational math skills are better prepared for success in the classroom, community, and workplace.
As a Math Tutor, you’ll be placed at a local school where you’ll help students in elementary or middle school to improve their core math skills and gain confidence. Every day, you’ll meet with groups of 2-3 students to provide extra practice and build skills.
With great training and on-site coaching, we’ll prepare you to help kids succeed. Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the entire school year. We are currently recruiting tutors for the 2023-24 school year, with the option of beginning in August, October or January.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with Math Corps and you’ll be joining a team of 300 tutors nationwide. Together we’re on a mission to multiply a student’s future opportunities through math!
What to Expect
- Use proven strategies to help students build their skills and confidence.
- Collaborate with coaches to monitor student progress and see what’s working.
- Conduct skill assessments and enter student scores into data management software.
- Respond to feedback and commit to continuous improvement through coaching, training and professional development.
- Represent Math Corps at school-sponsored activities and share your experience with the wider community to help build awareness.
Serve as a tutor and receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35 hours per week.
35 hours/week perks:
- A stipend of $900 paid every 2 weeks
- $18,900 total for 1200 hours of service starting in August 2023
- Up to $4,826 for tuition or student loans*
- $4,826 total for members beginning their service in August 2023
- Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
- Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered
- Child care assistance — Based on family size and income
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild.
What it Takes
Math Corps takes ordinary people and trains them to be great tutors. Anyone can become a tutor as long as they have a passion to take action for kids – and meet the following minimum qualifications.
By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:
- Dependable and have a history of good attendance
- Able to understand and follow instructions
- Open to making improvements based on feedback
- Capable of setting a pace and maintain a schedule with students
- Competent with basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
- Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
- Able to successfully complete a background check
*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.
Want to Learn More?
Watch this 2-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a tutor! Or click here to view the position description.
About our Organization
Math Corps is powered by AmeriCorps members who serve as tutors. Started in 2008, Math Corps has helped more than 44,000 kids in grades K-8 build foundational skills and get on track with math. Independent evaluation shows Math Corps students are twice as likely to achieve year-end benchmarks than their peers without Math Corps. Building on success in Minnesota, Math Corps is replicated nationally in 6 states, the District of Columbia, and is still growing!
Math Corps is an Ampact educational program that is fueled by research from the National Science + Service Collaborative. As a national organization, Ampact demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Climate Impact Corps, Heading Home Corps, Language Corps, Public Health Corps, Recovery Corps and Resettlement Corps.
Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
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