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 prolonged school closures? Would you like to work with a dynamic organisation with a proven track record in maths intervention?
MathsMakers 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 the school year 2020/21, in response to Covid-19 social-distancing rules and uncertainty around school timetables, MathsMakers instructors will be supporting students via small-group online tutorials. Tutorials will take place during school, after-school, or on Saturday mornings. Instructors use MathsMakers teaching and learning resources, and receive ongoing training and support to deliver engaging and effective online tutorials. In particular, we offer an opportunity to work with a friendly and cohesive team of professionals who are committed to making a real difference to the maths learning and confidence of young people.
MathsMakers is looking to appoint instructors to work part-time, mostly remotely, for our programmes in schools in Harrow, Brent, and Barnet. Programmes will run during term time in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, from September 2020 to July 2021. The instructor position is on a freelance basis. MathsMakers offers £30-35 per hour. For instructors delivering programmes to students in Years 6-9, the time commitment is 3.5 hours per programme per week. For instructors delivering programmes to students in Years 10-11, the time commitment is 4.5 hours per programme per week. The above includes contact time and preparation and follow-up time.
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.
The deadline for applications is Friday 14th August.
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