The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The test prep 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 on 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 are in charge of teaching a small group of students in preparation for the ACT and/or SAT, designing their own curriculum in either Math or Reading/Writing. 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 school year of volunteering with Minds Matter Chicago, preferably three
Showing up prepared for session every other Saturday from September through May, and being accessible during the week for students questions and the broader Minds Matter community
Presentation and facilitation skills appropriate to a small group and/or classroom setting
Depth of knowledge and passion for teaching high school level Math or Reading/Writing
Ability to simplify complex concepts to facilitate student learning
Unfettered curiosity for how things work, especially when it comes to academics and tests
Passion for setting goals and achieving 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