Castle Elementary School

SchoolDistrict 622

MINNESOTA MATH CORPS

Fact Fluency Volunteer Position Description  2013-2014


More than 40% of Minnesota eighth graders are not proficient in math.  In a world increasingly dependent on understanding math and science concepts, these students are facing  a big challenge.  MINNESOTA MATH CORPS IS A STATEWIDE INITIATIVE TO HELP STUDENTS BECOME PROFICIENT IN ALGEBRA BY THE END OF EIGHTH GRADE.
 
POSITIONS:      Fact Fluency Volunteer
 
DUTIES INCLUDE:
*      Work with youth on fact fluency interventions (multiplication and division facts) one to one or in a small group
*      Implement math related activities as assigned by Math Enrichment Members
*      Help motivate students to improve their math skillls, self-esteem and goal attainment
*      Make math and learning a fun experience
*      Provide the Math Enrichment Members with timely notifications of any absences when possible
*      Abide by the student confidentiality agreement, volunteer guidelines and school guidelines
*      Attend any necessary event orientations or trainings
*      Arrive on time and prepared for events
*      Complete Volunteer surveys when requested by Math Enrichment Members
 
COMMITMENT:
Fact Fluency Volunteers typically commit to at least 1 hour per week for a minimum of 3 months
 
TRAINING:
Training is provided by Math Enrichment Tutors prior to participating in certain activities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
*   Responsible, dependable, patient, flexible and motivated
*   Ability to maintain confidentiality
*   Positive Role Model
*   Basic knowledge of multiplication and division facts
*   Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations
*   Certain opportunities may require the successful completion of a background check
 
BENEFITS:
Opportunity to:
*   Make an impact on the lives of youth
*   Learn more about the importance of math skills for youth
*   Work with youth to help them become more proficient in the fundamentals of math
 
CONFIDENTIALITY:   Any identifying information about a specific student is considered confidential and not to b shared outside of your volunteer experience.
 
LOCATION:   Minnesota Math Corps volunteer opportunities are available in elementary and middle school settings statewide.
 
CONTACT JEN SCHWARTZ FOR MORE INFO  651-748-6760  OR  jschwartz@isd622.org
 

 
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