Match Corps: Lawrence is a full-time, in-school, professional tutoring fellowship. We are seeking smart, idealistic, relentless people to play a significant role in the transformation effort at Lawrence High School during the 2013-2014 school year. Each Fellow works with two students at a time for each period of the school day, and will have a personal caseload of 12 students for the entire school year. Fellows drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, and by building personal and meaningful relationships with students and their families.
Last year was our first year in Lawrence and we had tremendous success; achieving the greatest turnaround in high school math in state history.
We set the bar high last year, but we want to raise it. Currently, we have one fellowship position available for this academic school year, so if you are up to the challenge, please contact Antonio Gutierrez: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Lawrence, MA, is largely a Hispanic/Latino community. Over 98% of the students at one of our partner schools speak English as a second language and are new comers from Spanish speaking countries. We need fellows who are conversationally proficient in speaking Spanish so they can connect to students and their families.
2. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, and although Fellows must have strong basic high school math skills, we accept applicants from all majors and backgrounds. Oral Spanish proficiency is EXTREMELY valued. Many of the students that we work with in Lawrence speak English as a second language.
3. This opportunity is open to any adult. Ideal candidates include recent college graduates, mid-career individuals, and retirees. In considering applications, we primarily look for a strong academic record, coaching or tutoring experience, and a readiness to rise to the many demands and challenges that develop from working with at-risk youth. We need idealistic and driven people who are hungry for consistent feedback, and who will commit to working tirelessly for one year to erase, not narrow, the achievement gap.
This unique service based fellowship opportunity where you will be playing a role in a district turnaround effort and will be making a significant difference in the lives of students. In addition, fellows are employed by the Lawrence Public School District and receive a modest stipend of $1,454/month for 11 months ($500 annual bonus for Fellows who are proficient in speaking Spanish). Fellows in need of health insurance may apply to receive health benefits through the Mass Health Connector.