Be part of the solution

We partner with Michigan schools to host our MEC Math Corps tutors, referred to as interventionists, to enhance early math proficiency so students achieve algebra readiness by ninth grade.


About the program

You don't need to be a math expert to become an MEC Math Corps Interventionist! Our program provides ongoing training and support throughout the school year to ensure your success.

During the first week of your service term, you will learn about the MEC Math Corps program model and how to implement our scripted interventions.

Throughout your service term, you will be supported by an internal coach, a coaching specialist, and MEC program staff.

As an MEC Math Corps Interventionist, you’ll serve pairs of students in fourth to eighth grade to help them get on track with math and build their confidence in problem solving. To achieve this goal, MEC Math Corps interventionists provide scripted, evidence-based interventions. These interventions are designed to help students master foundational math skills like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and practice applying these skills to solve problems.

MEC Math Corps members (Interventionists) commit to serving up to 1,200 hours following the school calendar. Full time Interventionists serve in elementary schools, and typically serve at least 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during the school day. Interventionists who serve part time serve in middle schools, and typically serve at least 21 hours per week, Tuesday-Thursday during the school day.

MEC MATH CORPS | 2022-2023

School Year Recap

Minutes With Students
Students Above Target Growth

What You Will Receive For Your Service

Bi-Weekly Living Stipend

Full-Time and Part-Time positions offer a competitive living stipend which is determined by the amount of hours in a service term.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Earn an education award at the end of your service that can be used to pay for existing federal student loans or education expenses. If you are over the age of 55, you have the option of giving your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to a child or grandchild. Learn more.

Member Emergency Fund

Opportunity to apply to our “member emergency fund,” ensuring you have the support you need to overcome any financial challenges or unforeseen circumstances.

Federal Student Loan Forbearance

Student loan forbearance allows you to temporarily stop making payments over the duration of your AmeriCorps service.

Health Insurance and Childcare Cost Assistance

Full-Time members are given free health insurance and childcare cost assistance during the duration of their service.

Affinity Groups

Connect with like-minded individuals and build a supportive network through our affinity groups, where you can share experiences, resources, and best practices. Currently, we have a working BIPOC and LGBTQ+ affinity groups that meet monthly.

Credential and Degree Opportunities

Michigan Youth Development Associate (Mi-YDA) | MEC Math Corps Interventionists may opt to complete the Mi-YDA credential. This credential will help prepare individuals to work with school-age youth and provide developmentally appropriate support. 

Davenport University Partnership | A Two-Way Partnership
Davenport University’s College of Urban Education leveraged the benefits of the MEC experience for the past three years. Current interventionists are provided information about Davenport’s bachelor completion program, Bachelor of Science in Urban STEM education, and Certificate in Urban Education alternative route to teacher certification post-baccalaureate program.
The second pathway allows for career exploration through undergraduate service-learning elective courses in the College of Urban Education. Students enrolled in this class may serve as MEC interventionists and can earn 1-6 elective credits toward completing their Bachelor’s degree at Davenport.

Michigan math tutor jobs are available around the state, as MEC works with more than 90 schools in Michigan. When you become a member, you’ll gain valuable professional experience to build your resume as well as valuable networking contacts to further your career. Many of our members will move from working as a math tutor to other positions within their school or district, while others use their education award to earn a degree in higher education.

Michigan Education Corps Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program. To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit our Members page or check out the National Service website. If you’re interested in learning how to become a math interventionist, you can apply using the link at the top of this page or below.