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KCLMS is hiring paid, part-time alumni mentors

Alumni will support a small group of KS3 students in an online and/or physical capacity at KCLMS.
19 Oct 2023
School news

KCLMS is looking to recruit alumni for some exciting paid mentoring roles in partnership with the charity Mathematics Education for Social Mobility and Excellence (MESME) for 2-3 hours per week after school during term time at King’s Maths School. The pay will be £11.05 an hour. 

Each week, mentors will work with their Maths Circle of up to six KS3 students for one hour either online or in-person to deliver the MESME curriculum through a series of carefully designed sessions. The programme, which supports students from all backgrounds, aims to broaden their mathematical thinking and expand their curiosity.

The mentor’s role is to encourage participants to think and express themselves mathematically as they work through the different problems – not giving solutions to problems but gentle probing to elicit ideas from the students. In addition to delivering their sessions, mentors are expected to spend an additional 30 minutes each week preparing for their Maths Circle by attempting the problems and reviewing MESME training videos. We also ask you to complete a reflection after each session.  

If you enjoy maths problem solving and are keen to cultivate this capability in others, this could be the perfect opportunity. Being a mentor is a fantastic way to nurture your leadership, organisational and communication skills. You’ll also be investing back into KCLMS and supporting our Widening Participation & Outreach efforts.

Maths Circle Alumni Mentors will be supported by KCLMS teachers who will provide training, resources, feedback, and encouragement. Sessions with students will include a mixture of group and independent work and will aim to engage them as they follow a carefully sequenced and structured curriculum. 


Further information and timings

***The start date will be January 2024; however, we have some potential vacancies beforehand. Please apply ASAP if you are interested in a pre-January start.*** 

For any questions, please email Idza Idros, Lead Teacher of Outreach, on kclmsoutreach@kcl.ac.uk.

If you’re interested in applying, the job description is here: Mesme Maths Circle Mentor

The application form is here: MESME Maths Circle Alumni Mentor: Application Form

For more information about MESME please see link here: https://mesme.org/maths-circles/

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