Algebra in Motion Fall 2014 New Volunteer Application

Algebra in Motion is a high school math tutoring program. Many Providence students enter their math classes without prerequisite knowledge and benefit from working one-on-one on concepts they may have missed. We offer after-school and in-class tutoring to address this.

We are looking for new volunteers who are excited to teach. Volunteers should be comfortable with high school mathematics through Pre-Calculus but there is no need to be a math major - in fact, having struggled with math may make you a better teacher.

Apply here to become a new AiM volunteer for Fall 2014.

Application Deadline: Saturday September 20th at 11:59pm

You will hear back from us on Sunday September 21st
All new volunteers are required to attend our All-Hope training, which has yet to be scheduled.
Additionally, all volunteers are required to attend the Swearer Center's high school volunteer training Sunday October 5
New Volunteers will start meetings the week of September 22nd and tutoring the week of September 29th.

Submitting this application sooner rather than later will be helpful, but please wait to submit until you know your availability. After you have submitted your application, please let us know immediately if your availability changes.

Interview Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj9po-7pr9vkdExHN0M4RW53eGdKMjAxdVp2anVCWUE&usp=sharing

Contact: algebrainmotion@gmail.com

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    Availability

    Our program consists of the following segments: After School Drop-in Tutoring, In-Class Tutoring, and Science Olympiad Coaching. Read below to learn more about each part! After School Drop-in Tutoring: Volunteer tutors staff the tutoring room at Hope and are paired with students on a day-to-day basis. The students generally come in on days when they need help with a specific assignment and they can bring in homework and questions from any math or science class. Usually students and tutors work one-on-one, but when more students than tutors show up we break into groups based on what they are working on. In-Class Tutoring: In-Class tutors help out as directed by their teachers, usually through working with small groups of students who are either ahead of or behind the rest of the class. In-class tutors will either work with one class twice per week or two classes in a row once per week. (We prefer the former.) Hope class periods are 80 minutes long most days. In-class tutors need to be especially flexible and respectful of the teacher's directions and the school's procedures. Science Olympiad Coaching: We are looking for tutors who are available during the after school hours at Hope to coach Science Olympiad teams. The after school days and topics are TBA. Tutors who have past experience with Science Olympiad are preferred, but past experience is not required to be a successful Science Olympiad coach! You can learn about the Science Olympiad projects here: http://mrshousky.wikispaces.com/file/view/Science-Olympiad-2011-Manual.pdf Even if you are interested in multiple parts of the program, we will place you in only one part unless you specify in the "What specific requests do you have involving your scheduling?" section that you would like to be involved in more than one area at once this semester. We will try our best to accommodate your requests, but the more available you are, the more likely it is that we will find a spot for you. For example, many tutors want to tutor on Fridays. If that is the only day you list on your availability, we are much less likely to find a spot for you.
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    Hope High Class Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 1) 8:01-9:29 2) 9:32-11:00 3A) 11:36-1:04 3B) 11:03-12:31 4) 1:07-2:35 Friday: 1) 8:50-9:45 2) 9:48-10:43 3A) 11:19-12:12 3B) 10:46-11:39 4) 12:15-1:10
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    Meetings

    Our meetings are a chance to reflect on our work at Hope and to share important tutoring skills with each other. We will hold weekly meetings on Monday nights at 9pm and on Tuesday nights at 8pm. Our volunteers will be split between the two nights. You must be available to attend our meetings at one of those times. Once we have chosen our volunteers you will get to choose which night to attend meetings and then attend on that night for the duration of the semester. By applying to Algebra in Motion, you understand that attending weekly meetings is part of your commitment.
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    Interview

    We require all new AiM applicants to participate in a 15 minute interview. They are a chance to talk one-on-one with a Volunteer Representative or Coordinator about the program and to put a face with your application. Sign up for an interview here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj9po-7pr9vkdExHN0M4RW53eGdKMjAxdVp2anVCWUE&usp=sharing