Somerville School Department
Somerville, MA, United States
Administrative, Entry Level
May 23, 2023
The Calculus Project strives to launch students who are historically absent from high-level mathematics classes (typically Black and Latino students and those from low-income families) on a trajectory toward success in higher-level mathematics. The cornerstone of the Calculus Project are intensive Summer Mathematics Preview courses from Pre-Algebra (grade 7) to Calculus (Grade 12). Academically, these experiences are designed to prepare students for the math courses they will take in the following fall. The experience also addresses social-psychological barriers to success that may exist for Black and Latino students in traditional educational environments.
High School Peer Mentors and High School Administrative Mentees are a vital part of the Calculus Project instructional team. Peer Mentors will assist the Lead and Assistant classroom teachers in carrying out instructional programming and develop skills to teach mathematics using a hands-on approach. Administrative Mentees will support the Program Directors, while also learning about the ins and outs of program management in education.
In addition to providing instructional support,
Serve as role models for younger students
Provide feedback to students on projects and math work
Collaborate daily with lead and assistant teachers to plan math lessons
Lead activities and teach math concepts to small groups of students
Create in-class math activities; help develop activities for summer TCP Math Olympics
In addition to providing general administrative support,
Distribute and collect handouts, field trip forms, etc.
Manage Chromebook cart to ensure all computers are returned/charged
Provide administrative support to program Directors as requested
Administer end-of-summer survey to students and analyze results; co-lead staff focus groups
Update Calculus Project student/family handbook
Peer Mentors are expected to work during program hours:
9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday-Friday
Program Duration: Monday July 10th through Friday August 4
Peer Mentors will receive the standard hourly wage of $15.96 per hour.
25 hours per week for 4 weeks; 100 total hours
Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!
Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.
Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.
No experience required
8 Bonair St.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
Somerville School Department
Phone : 617-625-6600