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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


430 S Michigan AveChicago, IL 60605


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


  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training

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