Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2112
Post Date 5/30/2017
Title Math Specialist
City Home-based
Description

Company Summary:
Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.

Position Summary:

Working out of his/her home, the Math Specialist will engage small groups of elementary students in collaborative problem solving activities within a synchronous virtual classroom utilized by Connections Education schools. The Specialist will be responsible for working with students to develop a positive mindset toward math, engage in student-to-student oral and written discourse related to mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and apply their knowledge and understanding of skills and concepts. Specialists will be responsible for monitoring and engaging student activity within the virtual classroom at all times, and providing support/feedback, as well as logging student contacts. This part-time position is active until the end of the 2016-2017 school year with the possibility of the program extending. You may work up to five (5) days per week, Monday- Friday for approximately 15-20 hours per week.  Possible shifts would fall within the following time frames: Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. EST and Friday 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. EST. 

Responsibilities:

  • Engage small groups of elementary students in fun, collaborative problem solving activities within a synchronous virtual classroom;
  • Work with students to develop a positive mindset toward math, engage in student-to-student oral and written discourse related to mathematical reasoning and problem solving, and apply their knowledge and understanding of math skills and concepts;
  • Work with students to develop knowledge in math concepts;
  • Monitor activity within the virtual classroom at all times during hours of operation;
  • Communicate with students through the use of LiveLesson;
  • Ensure necessary documentation is completed and adheres to Connections Education requirements and standards for all students that have attended the math discourse session;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Positive mathematical growth mindset
  • Deep knowledge of mathematical skills, concepts, and subject area
  • BA in education or mathematics related discipline is preferred
  • State teaching certification in Math is preferred
  • Experience with online instruction is a plus
  • Prior experience as tutor or educator is a plus
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with ability to lead students in collaborative problem solving activities
  • Customer focused approach
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Availability during the hours listed above for at least 15 hours per week
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Team player track record
  • Computer, headphones, microphone, and high-speed access to internet
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