Math Tutor (Small Group Instruction) - Oakland, CA
Job Title: Blueprint Math Fellow (AmeriCorps)
Department: Blueprint Math Fellows Program
Employment Status/hours: In-Person; Full-time ; Monday - Friday (traditional school day hours)
Length of Service: 1 academic school year plus initial training (approximately 10 months) Start: Late July/early August End: Late May/Early June. Start and end dates vary slightly depending on school calendars
Reports to: Site Manager/Associate Site Manager
Are you looking for a role where you have a positive impact? By choosing to serve as a Blueprint AmeriCorps Math Fellow, you will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact in the community by developing positive relationships with students and supporting their growth. With your passion for learning and commitment to helping others, you can make a real difference in the lives of students in your community by providing in-person tutoring and mentoring. We are looking for someone passionate about helping students succeed in math education. Join us and support Blueprint’s commitment to equity in education and improving life outcomes for students!
Blueprint AmeriCorps Eligible Compensation
- Living Stipend $33,000 for 1 academic school year plus initial training (approximately 10 months) **prorated based on start date
- Segal Education Award valued at $6,895.00 to use on future educational expenses or to pay back qualified student loans after you successfully complete your term of service. The value is dependent on length of service. Members 55+ are eligible to transfer their Education Award to a family member. **prorated based on start date
- Forbearance for federally backed students loans; after you successfully complete your term of service, you are eligible to have the interest incurred during service paid in full
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP Benefits)
- Childcare Benefits for Full-time AmeriCorps Members who meet the outline eligibility requirements
Blueprint Schools Network Benefits and Perks
- Comprehensive Benefits: medical, dental, vision
- Company provided technology
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (with mental, physical, and financial wellness benefits)
- Discounts through ADP LifeMart; including pet insurance discounts
- Paid professional development: access to math content support, one-on-one coaching and feedback opportunities to support your growth and development
- Full-time Fellows accrue paid sick and personal leave
- Opportunity to make individual contributions to a 401K after 12 months of service and a minimum of 1,000 hours worked; must be 21 years or older to participate
- Blueprint has established a partnership with Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development that will allow Blueprint Fellows the opportunity to obtain a Masters of Education (Ed.M.) in Curriculum & Teaching at two thirds of the cost
- A national support network of members and alumni
Blueprint Math Fellows are tutors charged with providing students with highly personalized tutoring in mathematics during the regular school day. Fellows work with 4 - 8 students at a time, delivering individualized lessons and working closely with teachers to accelerate students’ academic achievement. Fellows also work to build strong relationships with students to help increase their self-confidence and commitment to education. Our students see their Fellows as mentors, advocates and as passionate adults who make learning math understandable and fun.
While teachers have classrooms of 25 or 30 students, Fellows work with small groups of students. This allows for the individualization of remedial and supplemental instruction in a safe space, where students are encouraged to engage with one another and explain their thinking. Fellows individualize lessons to meet the needs, interests, and passions of their students and deliver data-driven instruction that not only significantly impacts student achievement, but inspires students to be lifelong learners. By using math as the vehicle, Fellows foster critical thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged citizens who question, reflect, self assess, visualize, respond positively to feedback, persevere, and internalize goal setting as a tool for continuous self-improvement.
Fellows receive curriculum materials, pre-service training, on-going mentoring and professional development as well as written evaluation of feedback from their assigned Site Manager. Fellows are charged with focusing on the individual needs of their students, helping to accelerate student achievement and close any skill gaps that may exist.
- Tutor small groups of students throughout the school day.
- Implement daily and weekly lesson plans using a curriculum provided by Blueprint designed to encourage student discussion and conceptual understanding
- Observe, monitor, and assess students’ performance on a regular basis and record data to track student progress toward academic goals. Modify instruction and lesson plans based on student assessment results.
- Instruct students using a variety of research-based instructional strategies designed to support students’ individual needs
- Implement daily and weekly plans using a predetermined curriculum
- Support the preparation of instructional activities to support students in mastering specific academic skills, subject matter content, and end-of-unit assessments.
- Collaborate with classroom teachers and Site Managers to ensure tutorial lesions are aligned with classroom instruction.
Communication and Feedback
- Reach out to students’ families on a regular basis to update them on their students’ academic progress in tutorial
- Participate in your school’s family outreach events
- Participate in all Blueprint and school district professional development and training opportunities
- Meet with Site Manager/Associate Site Manager, Program Associate, and/or Lead Fellow(s) regularly to receive coaching and both informal and formal evaluation and feedback
- Complete 1700 hours of service as an AmeriCorps Member during your 10-month term and participate in AmeriCorps professional development opportunities. (Tutoring time is counted towards this service hour requirement.)
- Network with our national 2023-24 Blueprint Math Fellow Cohort serving students across the country
- Enforce school/district behavior rules and policies.
- Read organizational policies provided by Blueprint Schools Network and comply with policies outlined in the Handbook; contact the Human Capital team or assigned Site Manager and/or Associate Site Manager if any policy questions arise.
- Attend Blueprint and school/district required training.
- Arrive promptly for scheduled work, training, or meeting times.
- Communicate with Site Manager and/or Associate Site Manager to receive approval prior to working any hours beyond the assigned standard school day schedule or any time that would result in overtime pay.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information as required by law and district policies
- Enter time worked based on Blueprint’s guidelines and by established time-entry deadlines; contact the Human Capital team or assigned Site Manager if any questions regarding time-entry arise.
- Regularly check and respond to Blueprint/school email communications
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Qualifications, Knowledge Skill Required (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately):
- Currently enrolled in an associate’s degree program; or previously enrolled in an associate’s degree program; or completed an associates degree or higher required
- Experience working with adolescents (or related field) preferred but not required
- Experience tutoring or mentoring youth is preferred but not required
- A team-player attitude with a strong sense of accountability and strong communication skills (verbal and written)
- Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the belief that all students can succeed
- Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to be agile, resilient, flexible and adapt to a certain amount of unpredictability and change
- Openness and ability to receive feedback and be open to feedback in support of on-going growth
- The ability and willingness to go above and beyond to support student achievement
- Blueprint Math Fellows are required to complete and successfully clear the pre-employment background screening process required by Blueprint and the school district/site.
The Blueprint Math Fellows Program is part of a national network of AmeriCorps Programs engaging adults in service to meet critical needs in communities across the country. Through our AmeriCorps partnership, eligible candidates may have the opportunity to enroll in the Math Fellows Program as an AmeriCorps Member and qualify for additional benefits.
In order to be eligible for the AmeriCorps fellowship members must meet the following qualifications:
- U.S. citizen; AmeriCorps members are required to be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
- Age 18 or over
- Enrolled in a college program; previously enrolled in a college program; or completed an Associate’s degree or higher
- Have previously completed no more than three terms of service through AmeriCorps state and national programs
- Must clear a national background screening check and all other security and health requirements required before the start of training
- Team player attitude with a strong sense of personal accountability and strong communication skills
- Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the belief that all students can succeed
- Experience working with adolescents or related field (preferred)
- Experience tutoring or mentoring youth (preferred)
Please note: The AmeriCorps eligibility requirements relate only to participating as an AmeriCorps member and do not exclude candidates from being considered for non-AmeriCorps Fellow positions.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The timeline for the application process varies by district. The Blueprint Human Capital Team will provide an update regarding the status of your application within three business days of submission. The timeline for regional interviews also varies by district. We encourage all interested candidates to APPLY NOW! Applying early increases the chances of accommodating your regional and school level preferences.
Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.