AmeriCorps Member with Saga Education

Saga Education

About the organization

The Saga Fellowship is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNSC).

A service year as an AmeriCorps Member with Saga Education is your chance to make a real difference. Through daily tutoring sessions with a small number of students, you’ll deliver high-quality, personalized instruction that helps young people thrive. In the process, you’ll forge life-changing relationships -- with your students, their families, and your team of Fellows.

We are a national nonprofit organization that partners with school districts in Chicago, New York City, and Washington DC to supplement teacher instruction by providing trained Tutoring Fellows for students who are falling behind. We know the relationships young people can count on are the ones that lift them up. So our professional Tutoring Fellows give consistent, personalized, in-school-day academic tutoring -- delivered with equal parts accountability and heart.

Duties

Fellows guarantee the academic success of students by focusing intently on individualizing instruction and building personal and meaningful relationships with their students for the entire service year.
-Each Fellow has a small caseload of students they work with every day. Saga tutoring is embedded into the school day, where Fellows work with 2-4 students at a time for 6-7 periods of the 8-9 period school day, depending on the school’s schedule and program model.
-Fellows contact families frequently about student progress. This communication forges trust, creates relationships and keeps parents aware of the successes and needs of their children.
-Every site has a Saga coordinator who is responsible for observing, training, and supporting Fellows throughout the entire year, in the Saga math room. Fellows will be observed weekly and must be hungry for feedback.
-Complete 1700 service hours during the 10-month commitment

Qualifications

-AmeriCorps Saga Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens.
-Bachelor’s Degree - any major (Associate’s degree in Chicago)
-Passion for education reform and hunger for feedback.
-Strong basic high school math skills.
-Prior paid or volunteer experience with students is helpful.
-Prior coaching, tutoring, or teaching experience is helpful.
-Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply; those who are looking for a meaningful gap-year opportunity or those who are looking for a ramp-up opportunity into education. (You can complete up to four terms as an AmeriCorps Member)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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