Brooklyn, NY, United States
Seasonal - Part Time
Jan 30, 2018

Math Test Preparation Tutor

Seeking Passionate Math Instructional Leaders!

TNTP is seeking a short-term Math Test Preparation Tutor for our CMS Teaching Residency program. This position is based in a home office anywhere in the United States and is available immediately. 

Who We Are

TNTP strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge that effective teachers have a greater impact on student achievement than any other school factor. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers.

CMS Teaching Residency is district based training program – beginning with intensive pre-service training and culminating in state certification – which prepares people without formal education backgrounds to be effective in challenging school environments. At every step, the Residency ensures that only teachers who prove their ability to raise student achievement enter and remain in the classroom. The CMS Teaching Residency Pipeline team is responsible for the recruitment and selection process for the Residency, developing new models for teacher recruitment and selection, and overseeing the candidate experience from application through hiring.

What You’ll Do

The Math Test Preparation Tutor will facilitate virtual content sessions for enrollees preparing for the following exams:

  • Middle Grades Math (Test 5169)
  • Math Content Knowledge (Test 5161)

These Residents are slated to teach mathematics at the secondary level next fall. We expect that after participating in virtual content sessions and other online coursework we provide, enrollees will achieve passing scores on their respective tests. This tutor will have demonstrated evidence of mathematics content knowledge and pedagogy, an ability to work with adults, and knowledge of the exam content.

The responsibilities of the Math Test Preparation Tutor include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Obtain a thorough understanding of the Praxis II Secondary Mathematics Content Knowledge exam (5161) and the Middle Grades Mathematics (5169) exam, in order to answer questions and advise enrollees on where to focus their preparation.
  • Diagnose enrollees’ readiness for the exam to determine which content is most important for each enrollee who attends tutoring.
  • Instruct enrollees virtually through small group tutoring sessions; offered at various times throughout the week (schedule determined by the tutor, about two 1-hour sessions a week).

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. If you’ve been pegged as a problem solver, complimented for your communication skills, and proven you thrive in a fast-paced environment, you’ll be right at home here. We’re looking for talented people who learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push themselves, their work and the people around them to the next level.

The Math Test Preparation Tutor is an experienced educator who demonstrates a track record of success working with students in high-need schools, holds high expectations for students and teachers, and has strong organizational and communication skills.

Ideal candidates will also have: 

  • Must have passed the Praxis Middle Grades Math (test 5169) exam, with strong knowledge and skills in Calculus (Required)
  • Successfully passing the Praxis Math Content Knowledge (test 5161) exam (Preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire students and adults
  • Experience in facilitating effective training exercises for adult learners
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners and to build strong working and mentoring relationships
  • Experience and comfort providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
  • Exceptional skills in time management, including the ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and sense of possibility in stressful situations
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Readiness to work non-standard hours during the course facilitation (evenings and weekends)
  • Experience with alternate teacher preparation and certification routes (Preferred)

What We Offer

The Math Test Preparation Tutor will receive $25 per hour for their preparation and facilitation of Math Test Prep tutoring sessions program. The hours are flexible and can be completed on nights and weekends. TNTP offers a motivated team of dynamic colleagues, a collegial atmosphere that values professional development and valuable feedback, and the chance to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.

Time Commitment 

Once hired, the Math Test Preparation Tutor will work with the Site Manager to prepare and implement tutoring sessions for enrollees.  The course will be developed and launch in mid-February and the final session will wrap-up in early June and will take roughly 5 hours per week.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Your resume should include a list of your licensure/certification areas.

How to Apply