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Math Classroom Coach

 

 

Why volunteer in a math classroom?

 

 The more math courses students take  in high school, the more options they have after graduation.  Completion of advanced math classes like Calculus are associated with higher rates of high school completion and attainment of post-secondary certifications or degrees.   By sharing  your knowledge and enjoyment of math with middle school students,  you help them  build a stronger foundation for high school and beyond.

 

 When I volunteer, what do I do?

 

Math Classroom Coaches meet with a small group of 2-4 students once a week throughout the school year to help increase students’ understanding of and interest in math.  Volunteers are never alone. They work in the classroom with other volunteers, and the teacher is always present.

Math Classroom Coaches receive:

  • Lessons in advance
  • Training and on-going support from a dedicated APIE campus coordinator
  • Opportunities to help “lightbulbs” go off and know you are positively impacting a student’s learning

Students receive:

  • Individualized feedback and attention to help them better understand math
  • Opportunities to learn about different career paths associated with math
  • Weekly support from a dependable, caring volunteer

Why do schools and teachers want volunteers in their classrooms?

 

Teachers value Math Classroom Coaches because:

·         Student engagement in class increases when volunteers work with students

·         Students' confidence in their ability to do math increases

·         Students form new relationships and learn that others in the community care about them

Volunteer Opportunities

 

This year volunteers are needed in 6th grade, 8th grade, and Algebra classes!  Do you:

·         Feel comfortable discussing middle school math (area, surface area, volume, Pythagorean Theorem, simple and linear equations, etc.)?

·         Want to help students feel confident in their math abilities?

·         Believe students benefit from receiving additional support from committed, caring adults? 

·         Have an hour to give a week to support a school, a classroom, and students? 

If so, PLEASE SIGN UP!!  Our students only benefit when individuals like you sign up to volunteer!!

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