What We Do
The STEMx Tutors Program aims to increase math proficiency and to increase middle school students’ confidence in math by offering online tutoring by a STEM expert. As a STEM Professional or college student you have the opportunity to share your passion for math with middle school students who may not have equitable access to a high-quality STEM education.
As an EnCorps STEMx Tutor you will:
- Receive 1:1 support from your dedicated EnCorps Program Coordinator
- Receive access to your student’s curriculum and have a connection with a math teacher at your student’s school
- Gain access to EnCorps’ professional development tailored to STEMx Tutors
- Build community through online communications tools such as Slack
- Receive a letter of recommendation, if you’re a college student
- Witness your student’s growth in math proficiency and confidence
- Gain an accelerated pathway to the EnCorps STEM Teachers Program® if exploring becoming a teacher is of interest to you
While your time commitment of tutoring online for one hour, twice a week is low, your impact is significant: 84% of students taking part in the program in 2021-22 improved their math proficiency.
It’s not only a fun challenge to teach students skills that will hopefully change their futures for the better, but it’s so rewarding to watch them learn and grow into the best versions of themselves.
– Poulumi Bannerjee, STEMx Tutor
STEMx Tutoring Options
The EnCorps STEMx Tutors Program is designed to work within your busy schedule while also providing students with the support they need. You can choose one of two options:
- 1:1 student-to-tutor ratio
- Two, one-hour virtual tutoring sessions per week
- Day and time is determined by tutor, student and guardian
- Both tutor and student are online
- 2:1 students-to-tutor ratio
- Two, one-hour virtual tutoring sessions per week
- Tutoring takes place Monday to Thursday between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (PST)
- Tutor is online; Students take part in virtual tutoring while on school site to receive supervision and technical support from school staff
To forge a trust between tutor and student that leads to greater learning, we encourage tutors to commit to a minimum of one semester. Many tutors work with their students for years!
Where We Work
As a STEMx Tutor, you can tutor online anywhere in the United States while your student(s) will be in one of our partner schools in Los Angeles, California or Denver, Colorado.
If you take part in the 2:1 Tutoring, you must be available for one hour, twice a week on Monday to Thursday between 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
How We Support You
As an EnCorps STEMx Tutor you join the EnCorps Educator community, giving you access to individualized support from your Program Coordinator and a plethora of professional development resources. Here is an overview of the support and community-building opportunities for STEMx Tutors:
To ensure you are well prepared to tutor you have access to the following tutoring resources:
- Google Classroom: The EnCorps Google Classroom houses easy-to-access tutoring resources, learning modules and assignments to ensure you are fully prepared to work with your student(s), including:
- Access to school-specific curriculum
- Tips on how to build relationships with students
- Video tutorials on how to set goals with students
- Resources on how to make online tutoring accessible and engaging
- Online Speaker Series and Workshops: From August through April, you are invited to join twice monthly online sessions led by expert presenters who will share tutoring strategies and techniques you can implement immediately to improve tutoring outcomes. The online sessions, free to EnCorps Educators, allow for collaborative and active learning. As you explore our program, we encourage you to peruse our LEARN page and sign-up for an upcoming session.
STEMx Tutors can build community with EnCorps Staff as well as fellow tutors.
- Communications Channels: The EnCorps Slack channel is a great way to meet fellow STEMx Tutors, ask questions, and get up-to-date information on the latest online professional development opportunities.
- Community Hour: We host themed Community Hours on a quarterly basis to give you an opportunity to discuss specific topics of interest with fellow STEMx Tutors and EnCorps staff.
- Annual Learning Summit: In May, you are invited to join your fellow EnCorps Educators in a week-long professional development and networking event, held online and in person. Learn more about this year’s Learning Summit.
The EnCorps STEMx Tutors Program is highly selective. Please take a moment to review the eligibility requirements and go to the Apply Today page to begin the process.
To qualify as a STEMx Tutor you must currently live in the US and be eligible to work in the country as well as meet ONE of the following requirements:
- Have a bachelor’s degree (does not have to be in a STEM field) and have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM industry work experience
- Have an advanced degree in a STEM field with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
- Be a junior or senior in a college accredited STEM bachelor’s program. Cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher
- Hold a professional certificate in a STEM field and have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM work experience
- Are a current or former credentialed math teacher
If you enjoy working with young people and want to make an impact on their lives, tutoring is a great way to do that. You can commit as much time as you can spare, so even if you have an hour each week, go for it!
– Dave van Gogh, STEMx Tutor