Denver Public Schools hiring 275 math tutors

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DENVER — Denver Public Schools plans to hire 275 math tutors for its Denver Math Fellows program for the 2013-14 school year.

The full-time tutors will work with students at 46 schools in 4th, 6th, 8th and, in some cases, 9th grades, said DPS spokesman David Nachtweih.

The tutors work in groups of three of four students as part of a DPS initiative called Denver Math Fellows. The program has “demonstrated its ability to rapidly raise student achievement,” Nachtweih said.

“Students served by the Fellows grew more than one grade level in math during school year 2011-2012, with many students growing multiple grade levels,” Nachtweih said.

The program was expanded thanks to a mill levy expansion passed by voters in November 2012.

Math fellows earn a salary and benefits from DPS. They are also eligible for a $2,000 bonus for maintaining 95 percent attendance throughout the year and meeting certain performance benchmarks.

“To be a Denver Fellow is to be at the forefront of DPS’s efforts to bolster student achievement and prepare every student for success in college and a career,” said Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “Fellows are part of something unique and transformative here in Denver, and I encourage anyone interested in positively impacting a child’s education to apply.”

To be a fellow, you need to have a bachelor’s degree and pass a math test. A teaching certificate is not required.

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