What is the Match Corps?
The Match Corps is a one-year, full-time professional tutoring fellowship, where elite college graduates work intensively with students in small groups (1:1 or 2:1). Corps members not only provide academic support, but also build strong, meaningful relationships with students and families.
Match Corps members are high-achievers with a relentless work ethic. Each corps member will have a personal caseload of students with whom they will work all year. They work tirelessly to ensure the success of their students.
The Match Corps Program is highly selective, with a 6% hire rate. Match Corps members span a wide range of career interests, from medicine & law, to education & policy. Nearly all Match Corps members who apply to graduate school are accepted.
Who Applies for the Match Corps?
Recent college grads who...
- Are interested in education and wish to pursue a year of service;
- Are looking for a gap year of service before medical school, law school, or other graduate programs; and
- Are interested in a career in education policy who want a one-year opportunity to experience life on the ground in urban schools in an authentic and meaningful way.
People who want to become No Excuses, high-performing teachers (these Match Corps: Boston members also take part in our Match Teacher Residency)
Self-professed “Math Nerds” who have an advanced degree in math, or plan on pursuing an advanced degree in math and who want to instill their love of math in students
Career-changers or retired professionals
- Take a look at our roster of Current Match Corps Members to see where this year's tutors attended college.
- Please check out our Match Corps Alumni Directory to learn about the paths that our Match Corps members take after their year-long program.
Where can you get involved?
Boston: Match Education is an operator of four charter public schools in Boston, Massachusetts (Match High School, Match Middle School, Match Community Day, and Match Next). All of our students, ranging from K1 through 12th grade, receive tutoring from Match Corps members. Within our Match Corps: Boston program is the option of Match Teacher Residency, which trains awesome rookie teachers. Click here to learn more.
Other Districts: In 2011, Match Education realized its mission of expanding its tutoring model to other districts and schools across America. The Foundation partnered with the Lawrence Public School District in Lawrence, Massachusetts as part of their district-wide turnaround plan, and started a math-specific tutoring program in two of their high schools. Click here to learn more about how to be at the forefront of urban education reform.
While Match Corps applications are accepted through June 15, 2013, the process is rolling all year long. Once we receive your application, we’ll begin processing it; you’ll move through the application process and know if we’re offering you a spot in next year’s Corps after about one month.
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