Match Teacher Residency
1001 Commonwealth Avenue,
Contact Person:Lynn Ahumada
Contact Phone Number:(617) 2320300
Description/Responsibilities:Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school? If so, you should consider Match Teacher Residency, a highly innovative, one-year teacher training program. Basically, we give college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find teaching positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom. What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We are prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher. Members of MTR learn and practice very specific “Teacher Moves.” 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in charter schools that have a track record of “turning around” low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships one-on-one with kids and parents, then leveraging those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforce rules consistently, and maintain high expectations of students. MTR is no different from Match Corps: Boston, our full-time tutoring fellowship, from Monday-Thursday. However, unlike regular Corps members, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-need, “No Excuses” charter schools. On Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, experience hours of hands-on practice, and receive in-depth coaching. Student teaching takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well; the whole program is designed so that it doesn’t interfere with the primary responsibility of tutoring your students. MTRs also pursue a Masters of Effective Teaching Degree from our sister institution, the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. For more information on the new Masters degree component of MTR, have a look at our website: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-teacher-residency/sposato-graduate-school-education. As mentioned above, Match Teacher Residents also serve in Match Corps: Boston, our one-of-a-kind yearlong tutoring fellowship. The Match Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with 6-8 Match High School, Middle School or Match Community Day Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. All three schools are open-admission charter public schools in Boston, MA. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time. For more information about Match Teacher Residency, check out these resources: A video introduction to Match Teacher Residency: http://youtu.be/kkLcMLCey5A Our website: http://matcheducation.org/join-us/match-teacher-residency-boston Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application is available online at http://matcheducation.org/applymtr ALSO – Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matcheducation!
Requirements/Qualifications:Passion for urban education, grit, relentless work ethic