SAGA Innovations is currently seeking passionate, dedicated individuals to apply for our SAGA Fellowship and commit to completing the academic school year with us in a Chicago public high school. SAGA Fellows will start immediately and serve until the last day of school in June 2017!
NEW PATHWAY IN EDUCATION
SAGA Innovations drives the expansion of the nationally recognized innovation of high-dosage, intensive daily tutoring, where tutoring is a part of the regular school day for students as a scheduled class period.
SAGA provides 9th and 10th grade students in underserved Chicago high schools with a personal math tutor. These tutors, called SAGA Fellows, work with a cohort of 14 students every day in groups of 1 tutor: 2 students. SAGA tutoring is unique because it occurs as a stand-alone class period and is built into the regular school day as an elective course for credit.
Through our daily tutorials, SAGA students have been shown to learn 1-to-2 more years of math than their peers who are not enrolled in the program. SAGA students outperform their peers on standardized tests and in non-math courses. This significant achievement would not be possible without the individualized instruction provided by SAGA Fellows. Fellows’ and students’ work together demonstrates that it is possible to make a difference in the academic trajectory of students in high need urban communities–it is not too late.
WHAT YOU DO
SAGA Fellows guarantee the academic success of students by focusing intently on individualizing instruction and building personal and meaningful relationships with their students. Each Fellow will work with an average of two students per period and will have a personal caseload of up to 14 students they will work with every day. In addition, Fellows contact families each week about student progress. This communication forges trust, creates relationships, and keeps parents aware of the successes and needs of their children. Fellows must also have strong basic high school math skills.
Bachelor’s degree required (ALL majors accepted).
Strong basic high school math skills required.
Passion for education reform and hunger for feedback required.
Prior paid or volunteer experience with students preferred.
Prior coaching, tutoring or teaching experience preferred.
Peace Corps and other National Service alumni encouraged to apply.
See SAGA Fellows in action and hear from the amazing students we serve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdQYdbLPaRI