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MEC Math Corps Interventionist

Michigan Education Corps
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The Math Corps Interventionist works with pairs of students (4th - 8th grade) who are not proficient in math. The Math Corps Interventionist implements prescribed mathematics interventions and strategies and conducts progress monitoring assessments to ensure students are on track to reach proficiency. This is an AmeriCorps service member position.

Service Activities

Math Intervention and Assessment
● Conduct tutoring sessions with pairs of students using prescribed mathematics interventions and strategies provided by Math Corps; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions.
● Assist students to improve their math skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations.
● Develop and maintain a weekly tutoring schedule for pairs of students which maximizes the number of students served and provides a minimum of 90-minutes of tutoring for each student per week.
● Identify students who qualify to receive Math Corps tutoring services based on Math Corps defined assessment and direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach.
● Assess, with a high level of accuracy, students’ continual progress through progress monitoring and benchmarking.
● Provide complete, accurate, and timely documentation of students’ data, including weekly progress scores and interventions using an online database; and maintain confidentiality of all student data.
● Regularly review student data with Internal Coach and Master Coach to gauge the effectiveness of the math intervention being used and determine if a change in strategy is necessary.
● Participate in coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor); act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.

● Communicate and interact with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.
● Communicate regularly and effectively with Internal Coach, Master Coach, MEC staff, and school personnel regarding student schedules, Math Corps interventions and student progress.

• Conform to regular, timely attendance requirements during daytime school hours each day Monday-Friday.
• Commit to service for the full service term August - June, serving the total commitment of hours within the term.
• Attend all required Math Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions, including Member Meet Ups (when applicable); travel as necessary.
• Full time interventionists: Complete a minimum of 35 hours per week within a 9 month time period (1,200 total hours)
• Part time interventionists: Complete a minimum of 24 hours per week within a 4.5 month time period (300 total hours)

• Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member or volunteer.
● Attend site-sponsored activities (e.g. family nights) and participate in site-sponsored meetings or other activities. Represent Math Corps at these events and provide education about Math Corps and general math awareness.
• Attend service projects, as applicable, commemorating September 11, 2001 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
• Be an ambassador of our program by submitting Great Stories and participating in outreach activities.
• Other functions as indicated by the program and/or Service Commission, such as submitting Great Stories in OnCorps, volunteer mobilization, participation in outreach activities, attend regional AmeriCorps events and National Days of Service.

Community Need Addressed

In Michigan, 42% of fourth graders are proficient in mathematics. Michigan Education Corps aims to close this achievement gap in math skills.

Position Outcomes

Our goal is to help all Michigan youth become algebra ready by 9th grade.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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, Write cleary and effectively
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
Accepts responsibility, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Elementary School, Middle School
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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