AmeriCorps Math Tutor - Chicago Job at Saga Education, Elmwood Park, IL

  • Saga Education
  • Elmwood Park, IL

Job Description

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 Stipend $30,000
  • $3,000 End of Year Completion Award *
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  • 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • $500 Relocation Allowance for those relocating over 50 miles to serve

* prorated based on start date

Who We Are
Saga Education is a national leader in high-impact, in-school tutoring. As a non-profit organization, we leverage the power of human capital and technology to accelerate student outcomes and create more equitable learning for students.

Since our founding in 2014, we have reached more than 30,000 students and counting. With our proven-to-work tutoring model and focus on relationship building, we have been able to reach students who need it most and support families, educators, and districts through our services. Whether that be through our work in providing direct solutions, building cutting edge products, or advocating for impact, our vision to make education equitable for all students is realized daily.

For more information about Saga Education’s mission, vision, and services, please visit us at .

Our Tutors

Our AmeriCorps members are selected from a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds across the United States to serve our students as math tutors; each tutor brings their unique skill set to assist students’ success. We seek talented, caring, and capable people committed to supporting our students in their academic and social development. Through this service year opportunity, our tutors develop leadership skills, participate in professional development workshops, engage in public speaking, and much more. This is a positive learning experience not only for our students but for our tutors as well!

What You’ll Do

Saga Education’s AmeriCorps math tutors manage a small caseload of 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, tutors will work in-person with students during multiple class periods and facilitate lessons. Tutors will implement Saga’s proprietary curriculum to foster academic success and help students reach their goals. In addition to offering academic support, our math tutors will serve as advocates and mentors, building strong, meaningful relationships with their students. Some of the key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Provide daily math tutoring to your assigned caseload of students for multiple class periods
  • Develop lesson plans and prep for tutoring sessions using Saga Curriculum
  • Manage the input and analysis of student data to differentiate math instruction for your students and adapt lesson plans as needed
  • 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, both hardware and software, and troubleshoot technical issues as they arise
  • Develop student incentives, trackers, and support with celebrations, awards and 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, as well as weekly reflections and professional development for continuous growth
  • Build strong relationships with students to effectively set expectations and manage behavior
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, other staff and the community
  • 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


  • 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
  • You must reside within the U.S. 50 states during your term of service

Saga Tutor Benefits & Perks

  • 4+ weeks of Paid School Breaks & Holidays
  • Up to 7 days of Non-Service Time
  • 2 weeks of Pre-Service Training
  • Consistent Professional & Leadership Development Trainings
  • 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.

Thank you for applying to Saga Education.


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Holiday work, Permanent employment, Full time, Relocation, Relocation package, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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