STEMx TUTOR APPLICANT FAQs

Utilize your STEM expertise to support middle school students in need as a STEMx Tutor.

Volunteers participate for 2 hour long sessions, weekly, through the duration of two consecutive semesters.

Yes! Tutors can pick their own hours as long as the work for the student and their caretakers as well. It is totally flexible as far as when you are meeting.

We collect a little information on your background and experience level and match you up with the student who would benefit the most from your expertise. This is done by working with the school partners who know the students well. You will also create a brief introduction video for your student to get to know you.

Yes, as long as your volunteer commitment is in good standing, you are welcome to continue volunteering and your student can greatly benefit!

While English is not the first language of all the students in our program, they all speak English and the tutoring sessions will be in English.

No, we do not provide a curriculum for your tutoring sessions. In most cases, your school site coordinator will provide some information about the in-class curriculum being used, and sometimes you will have online access to it. We count on your expert opinion to creatively address the learning challenges as you see fit, and tutors and program coordinators will share resources and support with each other.

Yes, the STEMx Tutors program is a virtual tutoring opportunity. All tutoring will be done virtually and allows for flexibility of scheduling and geography.

Yes, you need to be comfortable working on Zoom and other online platforms. You should be able to share your screen, utilize the whiteboard function, and be able to address minor troubleshooting issues on your own.

EnCorps has a designated STEMx Program Coordinator who provides onboarding and support to all tutors. Additionally, you will have communication with the school site coordinator and access to the student’s math curriculum, grades, and notes from the teacher. EnCorps has a large network of STEM Industry professionals who also provide each other with advice, support, and curriculum ideas via Slack and other professional development and training opportunities.

No, this is a volunteer position. There is no financial compensation for being a STEMx tutor.

You qualify if you have at least 1 or more years of work or research experience as a STEM industry professional OR possess an advanced degree in a STEM field, live in the United States, enjoy math, and have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 2.50 GPA.

You will first complete an online application with 3 short answer questions at https://encorps.org/application-part1. If selected to move on to the interview, you will attend a group interview with other candidates and EnCorps staff where you will be provided more information about STEMx Tutoring, we will answer questions and you will engage in a group discussion and group dilemma.

Yes. These questions help us to understand who you are, your goals, and how they align with our mission.

Unfortunately, some of our emails may end up in your spam folder. If you’ve checked there and still don’t see anything please email us at apply@encorps.org. One of our recruiters would be happy to help!

A resume is required for the Teaching Fellowship only. Our STEMx Tutor program does not require a resume but it is highly recommended.

Yes! In fact, after tutoring for at least one semester, STEMx Tutors are eligible for a fast-track application process to become a STEM Teaching Fellow. Reach out to your program coordinator to learn more!

Reach out to a recruiter at apply@encorps.org or attend an upcoming info session.