The instructional component of our programs is designed to equip students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary for achieving academic success at school and in their standardized tests. Our instructors serve as guides and role models for our students, encouraging them to deepen their knowledge base and to enjoy the process of learning. Instructors develop their own approach to preparing their small class of students for college entrance exams, designing their own curriculum in either Math or Reading/Writing. And our experienced instructors are there to help if this is your first time leading a classroom!
What we look for:
- The ability to commit to at least one year with MM Chicago (three preferred), show up prepared for session every other Saturday from September through May, and accessible during the week for your mentees and the broader MM Chicago community.
- Presentation and facilitation skills appropriate to a small group and/or classroom setting.
- Depth of knowledge and passion for teaching a high school curriculum.
- Ability to take a complex concept and simplify it, so that anyone can learn it.
- Unfettered curiosity for how things work-especially when it comes to academics and tests.
- Passion for setting goals and gaining concrete results.
- Ability to work in a team and navigate ambiguity.
- Prior experience designing a curriculum and instructional materials is a plus.
Read more about this and other opportunities on our website: https://mindsmatterchicago.org/volunteers
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 22
- Orientation or Training