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Blueprint Math Fellow 2021-2022

Company: Blueprint Schools Network
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Positions will begin in late July/early August.

No certification required!

About Blueprint Schools Network (Blueprint)

Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives. Blueprints whole-school improvement approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies. These strategies emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap in the lowest performing schools.

One of the strategies that consistently demonstrated the most significant gains in student achievement is providing data-driven, small-group, differentiated instruction. In 2010, we launched our small group differentiated instruction strategy the Blueprint Math Fellows Program as a standalone intervention service. Since that time, our Math Fellows have served more than 25,000 students in grades 2-11 at more than 100 schools across the country. District partnerships include the Oakland Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Pittsburg Unified School District (CA), Boston Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, Salem Public Schools (MA), Denver Public Schools, Adams County 14 Public Schools (CO), East Saint Louis School District 189 (IL), Saint Louis Public Schools (MO) and YES Prep Public Charter Schools (TX).

Position Summary

Blueprint Math Fellows are full or part-time tutors charged with providing students with highly personalized tutoring in mathematics as part of their regular school day and/or after school. Fellows work with small groups of students, delivering individualized lessons and working closely with teachers to accelerate students academic achievement. Fellows also work to build strong relationships with students to help increase their self-confidence and commitment to education.The Blueprint Fellows program is an opportunity to participate in a year of service making a difference in the lives of students. Fellows receive a fellowship stipend as well as benefits.

While teachers have classrooms of 25 or 30 students, Fellows manage no more than 6 students at a time. This allows for the individualization of remedial and supplemental instruction in a safe space, where students are encouraged to engage with one another and explain their thinking. Fellows individualize lessons to meet the needs, interests, and passions of their students and deliver data-driven instruction that not only significantly impacts student achievement, but inspires students to be lifelong learners. By using math as the vehicle, Fellows foster critical thinkers, confident communicators, and engaged citizens who question, reflect, self-assess, visualize, respond positively to feedback, persevere, and internalize goal setting as a tool for continuous self-improvement.Fellows receive curriculum materials, pre-service training, on-going mentoring and professional development as well as written evaluation of feedback from their assigned Site Manager. Fellows are charged with focusing on the individual needs of their students, helping to accelerate student achievement and close any skill gaps that may exist.

Fellow responsibilities include: Instruction, Planning, Communication & Feedback, and Compliance. Examples of duties within these categories include:


  • Carry out all the responsibilities of an academic tutor and ensure that students are consistently learning and challenged.
  • Assist students in setting and reaching academic goals.
  • Observe, monitor, and assess students performance on a regular basis and record data to track student progress towards academic goals. Modify instruction and lesson plans based on student assessment results.
  • Tutor students using a variety of research-based instructional strategies designed to support students individual needs.


  • Implement daily and weekly lesson plans using a predetermined curriculum.
  • Support the preparation of instructional activities to support students in mastering specific academic skills, subject matter content, and end-of-unit assessments.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and Math Fellows Site Manager to ensure tutorial lessons are aligned with classroom instruction.

Communication & Feedback:

  • Reach out to students families on a regular basis to update them on their students academic progress in tutorial.
  • Actively participate in professional development activities.
  • Meet with Site Manager regularly to receive coaching and both informal and formal evaluation and feedback.


  • Maintain confidentiality of student information as required by law and district policies.
  • Enforce school/district behavior rules and policies.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Being a Fellow is an intense but rewarding experience. The following characteristics are what we look for from our Fellows.

  • A team-player attitude with a strong sense of personal accountability and strong communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to be flexible and deal with a certain amount of unpredictability.
  • The ability and willingness to go above and beyond to help support student achievement.
  • Associates degree or higher required.
  • Proficient with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel).
  • Experience working with adolescents or related field preferred.
  • Experience tutoring or mentoring youth is preferred.

Fellowship Living Allowance and Benefits
The Fellowship living allowance per school year is $20,000 for our East St. Louis program and $25,000 for our Bay Area and Denver programs. The living allowancemay be pro-rated based on start date and/or schedule.In addition, medical, dental, and vision benefits are provided to full-time Fellows at no-cost on the employee level of coverage.


The Blueprint Math Fellows Program is part of a national network of AmeriCorps Programs engaging adults in service to meet critical needs in communities across the country. Through our AmeriCorps partnership, eligible candidates may have the opportunity to enroll in the Math Fellows Program as an AmeriCorps Member and qualify for additional benefits.AmeriCorps status may vary based on start date.

In order to be eligible for the AmeriCorps fellowship members must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S citizen or Permanent resident
  • Have previously completed no more than three terms of service through AmeriCorps state and national programs
  • Pass all relevant Background checks

As AmeriCorps Member,you will be eligible to receive:

  • $6,345 for full-time AmeriCorps positions
  • Forbearance of qualified student loans during your year of service
  • Interest accrual payment for qualified student loans
  • Childcare benefits for full-time AmeriCorps positions
  • SNAP(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)benefits
  • A national support network of members and alumni

Please note: The AmeriCorps eligibility requirements relate only to participating as an AmeriCorps member and do not exclude candidates from being considered for non-AmeriCorps Fellow positions.

Discounted Masters Program:

Blueprint has established a partnership with Boston UniversityWheelockCollege of Education and Human Development that will allow Blueprint Fellows the opportunity to obtain aMasters of Education (Ed.M.) in Curriculum & Teachingat two thirds of the cost. This 36-credit,onlineor in-person program isspecifically designed for those working full time. Below are some great benefits the program has to offer:

  • Part-time schedule over 2 years, allowing individuals to complete a minimum of one course per semester during nights and weekends
  • Waived application fee
  • Application process that doesnotrequire GRE scores
  • Courses that focus not only on the content specific to the degree track, but also on the pedagogy of how to effectively teach that particular subject
  • Deeply discounted Masters degree from one of thetop 50 Graduate Schools of Education in the U.S.

To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The timeline for the application process varies by district. The Blueprint Human Capital Team will provide an update regarding the status of your application within two weeks of submission. The timeline for regional interviews also varies by district. We encourage all interested candidates to APPLY NOW! Applying early increases the chances of accommodating your regional and school level preferences.

Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Blueprint Schools Network, Oakland , Blueprint Math Fellow 2021-2022, Other , Oakland, California

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