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Colorado Math Corps Tutor {Fort Collins}

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Organization Overview

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope. CYC’s mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC provides a continuum of services from Prekindergarten through High School to help students find success through tutoring, case management, and outreach to help in-school youth remain in school or out-of-school youth return to school. Math Corps is a step along that continuum to support students.

Program Overview

Colorado Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program with the mission of ensuring that Colorado middle school students struggling in math receive daily individualized support in order to improve math skills. Math skills are highly predictive of high school graduation. In fact, nearly 90% of students who fail 6th grade math drop out of high school. The research tells us algebra proficiency is strongly correlated with college attendance and higher lifetime earnings. Colorado Math Corps is replicated from the successful Minnesota Math Corps. Math Corps tutors will be serving in Denver, Mesa, Arapahoe, Delta, Clear Creek, and Boulder counties; new counties may be added as additional site recruitment takes place.

Position Summary

Thousands of Colorado kids struggle in math and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for these students.

As a Math Corps tutor, you’ll help struggling students in grades 4-8 improve their skills and get on track with math. With great training and onsite coaching, we’ll prepare you to work with pairs of students to build fundamental math skills and confidence.

Students make the most progress when you are there, so our tutors serve during school hours and are needed for the whole school year. We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 school year.

This is an AmeriCorps member position with Colorado Youth for a Change; join an amazing group of tutors, determined to help students be more.

Essential Functions

Math Intervention and Assessment

  • Conduct tutoring sessions with pairs of students in grades 4-8, using evidence-based math interventions created by experts
  • Assist children in improving their math skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations.
  • Identify students who qualify for Math Corps tutoring services based on a Math Corps designed assessment with direction from coaches.
  • Provide complete, accurate, and timely documentation of students’ weekly progress scores and interventions using an online database; maintain confidentiality of all student data.
  • Regularly review student data with coaches to gauge the effectiveness of the math strategies being used and determine if a change in strategy is necessary.
  • Participate in regular coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.
  • Communication *
  • Communicate and interact with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with coaches, Math Corps staff and site personnel.


  • Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
  • Commit to service for the full service term, serving the total commitment of hours (1,200 for tutors starting in the fall, reduced terms with proportionate benefits may be offered to tutors starting later in the school year) within the term.
  • Participate in all required Math Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions, including peer professional development/cluster meetings, and member meet-ups; travel as necessary.

Secondary Functions

  • Represent Math Corps at site-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) and provide education about Math Corps and general math awareness.
  • Attend service projects, as applicable, commemorating September 11, 2001, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Cesar Chavez Day. These may include occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
  • Collaborate with other program participants to complete group service projects.
  • Complete and maintain hours plan to ensure completion of service hours in collaboration with coaches and Program Staff.
  • Complete additional tasks as part of an action or professional development plan as assigned by coaches or Program Staff.
  • Complete Service Reflections, success highlights, and other outreach activities.
  • Support Community Needs through COVID-19 Response in the following ways:
  • support students/families/communities with accessing technology needs while schools are closed
  • support students/families/communities with accessing food while schools are closed
  • support students/families/communities with accessing hygiene and basic needs resources while schools are closed
  • serve at community organizations, food banks, and faith based institutions that are responding to community needs

Service Conditions

  • The service is performed primarily in a school setting, however, there are a few service days that may be performed under other conditions, such as outside in a park, at a donations sorting center, or in a conference center for training and professional development.

Training Requirements

  • AmeriCorps Orientation
  • Math Corps Institute
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Additional training and coaching provided on a monthly basis throughout program year


  • Living allowance of $947.37.42 (pretax) paid out twice per month
  • Eli Segal Education Award of up to $4,441.50 for the 1200 hour term (for tutors starting mid-August), $3,172.50 for the 900 hour term (starts in late October), and $2,417.14 for the 675 hour term (starts early January)
  • Transit assistance for service related travel outside of normal commute (in the form of mileage reimbursement or public transit assistance)
  • Federal Loan Forbearance
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Health Insurance through Corps Network - Cigna

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 17 years old by start date (17 years old must have guardian permission)
  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent by start date.
  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background check.
  • Must not have served 4 or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps State or National.
  • Speak, read, and write English fluently.
  • Interest in education, specifically helping children develop math skills.
  • Dedication to community service.
  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.
  • Energetic, results-oriented, student-focused style.
  • Strong planning and time-management skills.
  • Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances, paired with a conscientious commitment to adhere to the Math Corps tutoring model with fidelity.
  • Consistent follow-through.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
  • Ability to work with diverse identities.
  • Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment.
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.

CYC and Colorado Math Corps are committed to inclusion and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, age 40 and over, religion, disability, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

CYC and Colorado Math Corps will make reasonable accommodation for otherwise qualified individuals with known disabilities or whose service requirements interfere with a religious belief unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or a direct threat to CYC/Math Corps. Please contact Human Resources at 303.292.2779 to request accommodation or for questions/concerns regarding this policy.

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2490 W 26TH AVE BLDG A STE 110, DENVER, CO 80211, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC was established in 2005 in response to over 18,000 students dropping out of Colorado schools each year, and the lack of capacity of school systems to prevent youth from dropping out and reenroll those who had. Since that time, CYC has significantly contributed to a 50% reduction in the state’s dropout rate through its prevention and reengagement programs that span from PreK through age 21.


Our programs address early warning signs of dropping out (lack of reading proficiency, chronic absenteeism, and course failure) and reengage disconnected and out-of-school youth, getting them back on a path to graduation and postsecondary opportunities. Through these programs, CYC works every day to close opportunity gaps for students across Colorado.

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Fort Collins, CO 80521



  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • August 2021 to May 2022. Monday-Friday 7am to 3pm. 35 to 40 hours each week.
  • Benefits Living allowance of $947.37.42 (pretax) paid out twice per month Eli Segal Education Award of up to $4,441.50 for the 1200 hour term (for tutors starting mid-August), $3,172.50 for the 900 hour term (starts in late October), and $2,417.1

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