The MathsMakers Opportunity
Are you passionate about helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds improve their maths attainment? Are you fired-up to support students who need to catch up with their maths learning following school closures and Covid-related disruptions? Would you like to work with a dynamic organisation with a proven track record in maths intervention?
MathsMakers is an education charity accredited with the NRCSE Quality Mark that partners with schools to run innovative maths intervention programmes. We help students strengthen their core maths skills, boost their problem-solving skills, and develop confidence in their learning. We work with students in years 6-11 who attend our weekly sessions.
In Autumn 2021, due to continuing concerns regarding Covid-19, MathsMakers instructors will be supporting students via small-group online tutorials. By Spring and Summer 2022, it may be possible to deliver a limited number of MathsMakers programmes in-person, in schools. All tutorials will be scheduled either after-school or on Saturdays.
MathsMakers is looking to appoint instructors for our programmes in schools in Harrow. Programmes will run during term time in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, from September 2021 to May 2022. The instructor position is on a freelance basis. MathsMakers offers £35 per hour. Programmes involve weekly 60-minute tutorials with students, plus 30 minutes for preparation and follow-up. Instructors are typically allocated at least 3 groups per week.
We invite you to take a look at the MathsMakers Impact Report, get in touch with us, and find out why some students described their MathsMakers experience as:
“I feel more engaged than before. Before I came to MathsMakers, I wasn’t really interested in Maths. But, since we have been doing the maths puzzles and maths magic, it is kind of more interesting."
Join Our Team
For details of the position, please download our Job Description and Person Specification and Application Form from the buttons below.
If interested in applying, please email a completed Application Form to Helena Mullins (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, July 16th. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of July 19th.
What Do Our Instructors Say?
"It has been a pleasure to be part of the development of the new MathsMakers online programmes. A great deal of thought has gone into making the tutorials an engaging, interactive and valuable learning experience for students. Every effort has been made to ensure they have opportunities to contribute their ideas and answers, both directly and anonymously through polls. Students have become more confident and have commented favourably on their learning experience.
Incorporating short videos into the lessons has proved to be a really good idea. These add variety and provide effective, memorable visuals and animations. The instructor is able to pause to clarify, emphasise, ask questions, check understanding, praise, and share good answers. Also, students are attentive to video and this helps with engagement.
On the technical side, it has been a steep learning curve for us all. However, the support and guidance for MathsMakers instructors is excellent and I am looking forward to continuing being part of the team."
Gemma Garland, MathsMakers Instructor