Hofmeister Urges Oklahoma College Students to Apply as Middle School Math Tutors
KTUL-Tulsa - August 1, 2022 5:20 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister issued a call to action today for Oklahoma college students to join the state’s Math Tutoring Corps.
The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is recruiting tutors from around the state to help provide online tutoring for up to 1,500 7th-9th grade students to strengthen their math skills.
Tutors who are enrolled at an Oklahoma college or university who are residents of the state will earn $25 per hour for all training, tutoring, planning and required meetings.
“Joining the Math Tutoring Corps gives college students a fantastic pay-it-forward opportunity to help students in their home state learn skills and concepts critical to success in algebra,” Hofmeister said. “I urge students with a strong foundation in math to apply for two reason – to make a difference in the academic success of kids and to earn extra spending money.”
All training, meetings and tutoring will be done virtually and built around student and tutor schedules. Training will be comprehensive, ensuring minimal planning for tutors. Tutors will work with groups of up to four students in three, 50-minute online sessions per week.
The OSDE will offer Math Tutoring Corps from Sept. 18 through Nov. 19, 2022, with the opportunity to continue to tutor for an additional 12 weeks in spring 2023.
College tutors will earn approximately $1,000 for the fall session and have the opportunity to continue in the spring for the potential to earn $2,200.
The OSDE launched a pilot program for Math Tutoring Corps in the spring of 2022 with nearly 400 participants. A post-pilot survey revealed that 90% of participants had an increased understanding in mathematics, 84% of families said participating students were more confident about math, and 84% of students said they would be more likely to persevere after making a mistake.