1. Financial Benefits
Living allowance Tutors receive a living allowance which is, prior to taxes, approximately $820 (675 hours) to be paid once per month.
2. Education Award
Tutors who successfully complete their year of service will receive an education award of $2,360 (675 hours) that can be used to pay back federal student loans, the cost of tuition or other educational purposes. Tutors ages 55+ on their first day of service may choose to transfer their education award to a child, grandchild, or foster child within seven years.
3. Student Loan Forbearance
If a tutor is making payments to a federally-backed education loan, payments may be put into forbearance during his or her year of service. Upon successful completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust. completion of the program, the accrued interest will be paid by the National Service Trust.
5. Training, Coaching & Experience in
Research-Based Literacy Strategies
You do not need to be a “math person” to help students! Math Corps is based on the science of how students learn Math. You will also receive on-going coaching from a coach at the school and an external coach. We will provide all training and support needed so you can help students with their skills.
6. Professional Skill-Building & Networks
Math Corps is part of a larger network of AmeriCorps members across North Dakota.
1. Commit to 10 months
After we hire and train a tutor for a school, we rely on that tutor for the whole term of service– no substitutes or replacements. Our service term runs from August 27, 2020 - May 31, 2021.
2. Serve 675 hours
Reduced Half Time members serve 20 hours per week (several schedule options may be available including 5 days a week for 4 hours a day, 4 days a week for 5 hours a day, or 3 days a week for 6.5 hours a day) for a minimum total of 675 hours. Nearly all these hours are accrued during typical school-day hours.
3. Serve daily in a school setting
Tutors implement the Math Corps model with fidelity, which includes meeting with their students every day of the school week during normal school hours. Your schedule must be consistent throughout the year so that the student tutoring schedule is consistent.
4. Participate in professional training
If you are accepted into the program, you will attend the required training sessions: 3-day Math Corps Institute + two additional days of training in the fall.
5. Engage in your community
Math Corps tutors spend their year viewing their community through the lens of service. They seize opportunities to be involved with community-based service activities, such as volunteering at a library and getting involved on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.