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Jump Start Math Mentor

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a Jump Start Math Mentor

Date

March 23, 2021

Description

The TMCC Jump Start Math Mentor will work closely with approved WCSD math teachers and guide them to learn and understand the rigorous math standards required for relevant TMCC math courses. The Math mentor will help ensure the TMCC Math Department mission, course outcomes, and objectives are met. 

Scope of Work

This is an assignment requiring additional work days/hours outside regular contract days, including times as needed during summer and fall to fulfill duties. This assignment will begin June 3, 2021, and will end December 15, 2021. This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Each mentor will be assigned 1–3 high school teachers and be responsible for meeting and mentoring them as described below:
  • Assist the mentee in aligning the course to the TMCC Math Department mission, course outcomes, and objectives
    • Using the assigned TMCC course textbook and/or other materials in teaching the course
    • Using the homework, assessments, and rubrics developed by the TMCC Math Department 
    • Using the common final exam for the course developed by the TMCC Math Department, the common grading rubric, and exams will be returned to the department before entering grades.
    • Assigning grades according to the guidelines of the TMCC Math Department.  
    • Using department-approved grading weights and grading scheme
  • Observe mentee twice a semester in the classroom, followed by meeting to provide feedback

Qualifications

The ideal candidates for this position will meet the following criteria:    

  • Mentors could be full-time or established part-time faculty qualified to teach college-level math

Compensation

  • Compensation will be $2000 per service period to become an official Dual-Enrollment Part-Time Faculty Mentor.

Funding Sources

Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER)

Reports To

The position reports to the Math Department Chair. 

Accountability

  • Observe math high school mentee twice while teaching a course in the high school, and discuss (either in-person or virtually) his/her feedback
  • Meet the Mentee once in-person after the course to review student grades and debrief on the course

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and background information as relevant to the responsibilities outlined above. The letter should be addressed to the Mathematics Department Chair Hieu Do. 

Selection Process

The Math Department Chair will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before April 7, 2021.