The Education department is the largest department within SKIP, working with over 300 children from 4 to 18 years old. We are looking to create an exciting, stimulating and engaging school environment complete with learning structures and tools that promote sound intellectual development and sustained interest in learning.
As part of its primary and secondary teaching programmes, SKIP is currently seeking a volunteer to teach Maths.
Under supervision of the Education Coordinators, the volunteer will plan and deliver lessons following our unique, internationally-standardised curriculum. This curriculum encourages children???s ability to reason, represent and communicate mathematical ideas through diverse modalities. Fundamentally we are fostering children???s capacity to understand concepts behind mathematical algorithms.
The benefits of volunteering with us
In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP provides:
- Thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
- Structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members ??? you can read bios for all our permanent team on the website
- Mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
- The chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
- Confirmation of volunteer service
- Intermediate level of spoken Spanish
- Passion for working with children
- Minimum one month availability
- Experience working with children
- Previous experience teaching Maths
- Experience in a South American country
If you are ready to take the next step, you can download an application form
Or feel free to email email@example.com with any questions
Volunteer Blog: Maths Teaching Volunteer
My name is Kyle Giller, I'm from the US, and I spent 4 months with SKIP in 2014 as an economic development volunteer and a secondary school math teacher. Although I originally signed up purely to work with the micro-loan program, there was a vacancy in the math department and I volunteered to fill in. One of the great aspects of SKIP is the many opportunities it provides to step outside your comfort zone and engage with communities and types of work you???ve never attempted before. Although I had never taught math to teenagers before, I saw a chance to further support the organization and try a new kind of work.
I had all the help I needed, of course: I was teaching partners with a local Peruvian university student who was trying to gain teaching experience himself. Not only did we become fast friends, we worked hard to create a challenging curriculum that engaged the students and set the groundwork for future volunteers. Leading the math classes was also the most difficult and therefore most rewarding practice I had with the Spanish language while in Peru, because it required me to be completely in control of the classroom and the information we were trying to impart. By the end of my time with SKIP, we had gotten to know 5 classes of students and created a syllabus that could be used and improved upon by the next math teachers. Even though I had never taught math before, SKIP gave me the opportunity to learn how to give a lesson in Spanish in front of a class of students, valuable skills that I will take with me wherever I go.