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Minnesota Math Corps Overview

Minneapolis, MN
51 to 200 employees
2007
Nonprofit Organization
K-12 Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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Minnesota Math Corps demonstrates how service and science can accelerate improvement in both students and systems. Using the power of AmeriCorps, we are achieving amazing results for struggling students. Our math tutors are helping students grow towards math proficiency by the ... Read more

Mission: All Minnesota children will become proficient in algebra by the end of eighth grade.

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    Current Employee - Math Enrichment Tutor in Woodbury, MN
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    I have been working at Minnesota Math Corps part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The strength of the Math Corps program, in my opinion, is the people involved. Top to bottom, the people have been the reason that I am about to begin my third year as a Math Enrichment Tutor. Every person that I've encountered over the last couple of years has been warm and inviting; they've shown that they care about me as a person first then as a tutor.

    There is a curriculum that the program provides that allows us to help students. While that curriculum is in place for uniformity throughout every site, there is plenty of room for the tutors to make it their own and navigate teaching the curriculum in a manner that plays to their own personal strengths while allowing for adjustments that may be more conducive to the students' experience and their learning styles.

    Finally, the living allowance and the education award can't be ignored. It is nice to receive the extra income every other week and the education award can be applied to existing school loans or payments for continuing education as needed. The added bonus is that, if necessary, it can be applied toward someone else's schooling (children or grandchildren of the tutor).

    Cons

    There is an opportunity for growth. A new curriculum was implemented last year that caused MUCH confusion for many of the tutors. My Master Coach was one of the people responsible for developing the curriculum. On occasion, there were hiccups; sometimes, receiving answers that may have made the transition a bit easier didn't arrive in a timely fashion.

    There is also a little too much emphasis on results (understandable for funding's sake, but we are still dealing with children who are struggling with a subject that they find difficult). I believe that these aspects of the program are being monitored and adjusted in an effort to improve. Clearly, they were minor enough for me to determine that I wanted to continue to participate.

    Advice to Management

    From a people standpoint, keep doing what you're doing. I've enjoyed getting to know the tutors and program staff over the last couple of years.

    Curriculum-wise, aligning with state standards and potentially being more available to answer some of the questions regarding the curriculum itself would not be a bad thing.

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Minnesota Math Corps photo of: Minnesota Math Corps tutors work with 4th-8th grade students who are test below grade level.
Minnesota Math Corps photo of: Our goal is to ensure Minnesota students are algebra-ready by eighth grade and to set them up for success in a world increasingly dependent on understanding math concepts.
Minnesota Math Corps photo of: Full-time and part-time positions available every year.
Minnesota Math Corps photo of: Minnesota Math Corps tutors implement prescribed mathematics interventions and strategies to help students grow toward proficiency in algebra.
Minnesota Math Corps photo of: As a tutor, you'll see a student's progress – in their math scores, in their other school work and in their eyes as they light up with the satisfaction of knowing they can do it.
Minnesota Math Corps photo of: Math tutors come from all walks of life- from recent college grads, career changers, and retirees.
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Minnesota Math Corps (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty simple and lasted about 20-30 minutes. They mostly asked my motivations for joining MathCorps and my ability to commit to a 11 months of service. They were looking for a lot of people for many of the sites and I have a degree in physics so it felt like more of a screening process than an interview. They were incredibly flexible with geographic location and age group and I was happy that I got to work with the oldest age group at a walking distance from my house.

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    • What's your motivation for wanting to join Minnesota Math Corps?   1 Answer
    • What age group do you want to work with?   1 Answer
    • Are you able to commit to 11 months?   1 Answer
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