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As an Early Childhood Mathematics Tutor, you will implement an effective early mathematics curriculum specially designed for preschool children who are at-risk for mathematical learning difficulties. The curriculum is part of a research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, designed to evaluate the effects of two different models for implementing the early math curriculum (i.e., in-class vs. pull out) on the development of children’s mathematical knowledge prior to kindergarten entry. The overarching goal of the project is to reduce the number of children referred to special education in elementary school and to determine the relative effectiveness of the contrasting models of implementation. Serving as a core member of the implementation team, the Early Childhood Mathematics Tutor will be responsible for teaching math activities to pairs of children five days a week in public preschool programs. Upon hire, tutors will participate in trainings to learn to deliver the early math curriculum with a high level of fidelity, and then they will implement it with pairs of participating children during the 2021-22 school year. The early math curriculum and all materials required to deliver the intervention will be provided. Finally, tutors will be asked to maintain detailed records of the children’s math performance over the course of the school year.
Core Focus Areas
This is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), temporary position. Roughly 75% of the position responsibilities will be devoted to tutoring, and the remaining 25% will be devoted to record-keeping and communication.
- Deliver the early math curriculum to preschool children with high level of fidelity.
- Work with pairs of preschool children to support their mathematics learning.
Team communication and data
- Effectively communicate with team, keep detailed records of children’s math performance, and submit records in a timely fashion.
What We’re Looking For
To help us make a positive impact on learners from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, we’ll need someone who has:
- The availability to work, on average, between 15-20 hours per week during the 2021-2022 school year. Successful candidates should be available for training workshops in July-August 2021.
- A bachelor’s degree in education, child development, psychology, or any field that provides experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above; Multiple-Subject Credential with BCLAD or Early Childhood Credential, or individuals working toward these credentials, preferred.
- Fluency to be able to teach the math curriculum in English and Spanish
- Other degrees, skills, abilities, and experiences of interest
- Located in the Sacramento, San Diego, Contra Costa County, or San Mateo County area.
- Professionalism to establish partnerships with school staff, teachers, and children.
- Prior experience teaching children at the preschool or early elementary level strongly desired.
- Applicants must be available to work a set schedule that may include mornings and/or early afternoons, Monday through Fridays. Average time will be about 3-4 hours per day and will follow a set schedule.
- Valid driver’s license, insurance, and access to a personal vehicle for transportation to multiple school sites.
- Proof of negative TB test will be required upon hire.
- Applicants must comply with COVID-19 district/program protocol (e.g., temperature checks, wearing masks).
- Ability to pass a criminal background check.
- Culture of the Content Area Team
We are a group of 12 people who are committed to improving early mathematics education for all learners, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We develop and research promising educational innovations. We believe in the importance of being nimble in order to provide the highest quality insights for clients and stakeholders. In fact, our project teams are often dynamic, which means that we can be working on a number of different project teams at any given time.
Salary: $30 per hour
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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