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AmeriCorps Lead Math Tutor

AmeriCorps Lead Math Tutor

locationChicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/2/2024
ExpiresExpires: 7/1/2024
Education / Training
Full Time
1 - 2 Years
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

Employment status/hours: In-Person; Full-time; Monday – Friday (during traditional school hours)

Application period: Open until filled

Start date: August 2024

End date: June 2025


  • Living Allowance $32,000 **
  • $3,000 End of Year Completion Award **
  • Segal Education Award valued at $7,395 **
  • 100% Employer Paid Medical Benefits
  • $500 Relocation Allowance for those relocating over 50 miles to serve

**prorated based on start date

What You’ll Do

Saga Education’s AmeriCorps Member Leadership Fellows manage a small caseload of middle or high school students and promote academic success by focusing intently on providing high-dosage, high-impact tutoring that includes daily individualized instruction to students during their year of service. During a typical school day, Leadership Fellows will tutor students and facilitate lessons for half of the school day during a minimum of 3 class periods. In the second half of the day, Leadership Fellows will support students in the room who are not directly working with a remote tutor, facilitating small group activities, independent practice, assessments, or high-rigor math games. Leadership Fellows will implement Saga’s proprietary curriculum to foster academic success and help students reach their goals. In addition to offering academic support, Leadership Fellows will serve as advocates and mentors for building strong and meaningful relationships with their students. Leadership Fellows will serve as leaders at their sites, supporting Site Directors on day-to-day responsibilities focused on supporting students directly, as designated by their site. Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Assist Site Directors with creating new fellow orientation supports {for Returners}
  • Provide daily math tutoring to your assigned caseload of students for a minimum of 3 class periods per day
  • Facilitate pull-out learning groups, independent practice, assessments etc. for students working on adaptive math platforms when not directly tutoring 
  • Prep for tutoring sessions using Saga Curriculum
  • Lead team-building activities and assist new fellows with lesson planning {for Returners}
  • Manage the input and analysis of student data to differentiate math instruction for your students and adapt lesson plans as needed
  • Partner with the Site Director to review and analyze data and contribute to finding solutions to fill student knowledge gaps
  • Maintain attendance records, monitor student academic progress, and provide feedback
  • Maintain regular ongoing communication with parents/guardians via email, text, or phone, based on parent/guardian preference and record efforts 
  • Navigate varying technology, hardware, and software, and troubleshoot technical issues as they arise
  • Partner with the Site Director to develop student incentives, trackers, and support with celebrations/awards/recognition
  • Proactively check and respond to emails and Slack daily, and regularly consult with your Site Director
  • Participate in weekly observation and feedback sessions with your Site Director or Director of Program, as well as weekly reflections, evaluations and professional development for continuous growth and to implement feedback to enhance student learning
  • Lead professional development sessions in an area of interest and contribute to Fellow best practices library of resources
  • Attend Leadership Fellow development opportunities and meetings
  • Build strong relationships with students to set expectations and manage behavior effectively
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, other staff, and the community
  • Assist with STAR assessment implementation and lead mixed reviews
  • Support in recruitment efforts as a Saga Ambassador 
  • Engage and assist with other duties as assigned by your Site Director and school site

What We’ll Use To Measure Success

  • Mission Alignment - You acknowledge social injustice in education and have a desire to grow
  • Being Resilient - You rebound from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult decisions
  • Nimble Learning - You use both successes and failures to actively learn new lessons
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness - You use feedback and reflection to gain productive insight
  • Collaborates -You build partnerships and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Values Differences - You recognize the value of different perspectives and cultures
  • Stakeholder Focus - You value student advocacy and build strong student relationships 
  • Professional Development - You value learning new skills to help you grow and succeed in the workplace.


  • You meet one of the following:
    • Are a current Saga Tutor in good standing and have demonstrated you have leadership abilities to perform the role OR,
    • Have 1 year of prior experience as an AmeriCorps member OR,
    • Have 1 year of experience as a tutor, working directly with middle or high school students
  • You are a U.S. citizen; AmeriCorps members are required to be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
  • You are age 18 or over with a high school diploma or GED
  • You must clear a National Service Criminal History Check and all other security and health requirements set forth by Saga Education and the school district in which you serve before the start of training

Saga Fellow Benefits & Perks 

  • 4+ weeks* of Paid School Breaks & Holidays 
  • 9 Additional Days of Non-Service Time
  • 3 weeks of Pre-Service Training Dedicated to Leadership Fellows
  • Consistent Professional & Leadership Development Trainings
  • Access to Franklin Covey Suite of Professional Training
  • Employee Assistance Program Access, with Mental, Physical, & Financial Wellness Benefits
  • Access to Saga 360 Wellness Program
  • Opt-In Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company Provided Technology
  • Public Transit Pass
  • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
  • Access to Saga Alumni Network

*May vary based on start date and city of service

AmeriCorps Eligible Benefits:

  • Student Loan Deferment and Interest Forbearance
  • Child Care Benefits Program 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits
  • Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Access to Schools of National Service Network for Additional Education Benefits
  • Access to AmeriCorps Alumni & Employers of National Service Network

Saga is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. In compliance with the ADA, we provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need accommodation during the application or interview process, contact

To remain at the cutting edge of educational innovation and impact, we celebrate and leverage our diversity in all of its intersectional identities and nurture a sense of belonging at all levels of the organization. We welcome ideas and perspectives from all employees to fulfill the full promise of our mission. Our diversity is our strength. We encourage veterans and people of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this and all available roles.

Required degree level

  • General Education Development
  • High School Completed

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 Years

Salary range

  • $31,000 to $40,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • General knowledge