Members of the Match Corps devote a year of public service to tutoring students at a Match Charter Public school campus in the city of Boston. Match Corps members provide academic support for students and forge strong relationships with students and their parents. Through their work, they foster student engagement and help students to gain mastery of academic content. The Match Corps plays a vital role in our schools; the individual attention that tutors provide has proven to have a tremendous impact on student success. Throughout their year of service, Match Corps members receive ongoing coaching and professional development. This support helps them to improve their skills in tutoring students and to develop as professionals.
Tutoring and mentoring middle or high schooler at one of our campuses.
Community Need Addressed
Match addresses the persistent achievement gap in pre K-12 urban education. In turn, Match is addressing the low college entrance and graduation rates among low-income minority students.
Match tutors will improve educational outcomes for low-income minority students, as measured by advanced placement exams, the SAT, MCAS, college acceptance, and college completion.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
We offer subsidized housing but it's on a first come, first serve basis. Once spots are filled in the house, then the option for housing will no longer be available.
Skills you will gain
Leading tutorial sessions, Breaking down academic content, Building relationships with students and parents, Responding to feedback, Contributing to a high-functioning team. Match Corps members gain strong instructional skills. By working with outstanding teachers and coaches, they learn best practices in driving student achievement. Corps members learn how to establish strong relationships with students and leverage these relationships to increase student motivation and academic success. Through their experiences, members also learn a set of professional skills that are invaluable in any career. These skills include how to collaborate as a member of a team, how to grow in response to feedback, and how to persist in the face of challenges. Tutors learn how to lead an effective tutorial that increases student engagement and effectively teaches content. They discover how to establish ongoing relationships with parents from a wide array of backgrounds and how to utilize these relationships to improve student outcomes. Through their service, they also learn how to work in collaboration with others and how to contribute to a high-performing team.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment