“I thought I was a horrible math student until you all started tutoring us...Now, it's my second favorite class next to lunch."
- - 8th grade Math student
Math Coaching helps students build a strong foundation in middle school math, putting students on track to succeed in high school. National research points to the importance of math success as indicator for high school graduation and college entrance.
As a Math Classroom Coach, you will....
Provide consistent, positive support as a mentor/tutor for 2-3 middle school students in math
Apply interactive learning tools to engage students in building critical thinking skills
Support teachers by providing differentiated, individualized instruction
Build a strong foundation for math success, reducing drop-out risk
Model cooperative behavior to strengthen individual and group skills
Show students you care about their academic success
Celebrate student successes
Experience the reward of knowing you helped another person
How it works
Middle School Math Classroom Coaching is offered predominantly to 8th grade students. Each week, a team of volunteers spends 45 minutes in their assigned classroom, working in small groups to build math skills.
A curriculum notebook with exercises for group and individual math problem solving and critical reasoning
Initial and ongoing training
Weekly support from a dedicated coordinator
Guidance from teachers and coordinators on applying the tools
Interaction and shared learnings with other volunteers
Our IBM Volunteers
Andrew Holle from IBM began volunteering individually. The next year, several co-workers joined him. Now, about 50 IBM employees volunteer in Math Classroom Coaching programs, and more plan to join this year in Math and Reading.
Read IBM employee Andrew Holle's story in our Volunteer Spotlight.
APIE thanks Hal Chase at IBM for his work helping to spread the word about the Classroom Coaching opportunity!
Learn more about the volunteer experience by visiting our YouTube channel.
Download a program flier for Middle School Math Coaching.
View which schools participate in Middle School Math Classroom Coaching.
Volunteer and see how much fun learning can be:
With questions please contact: 512.637.0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org