Gap Year Experience: Match Corps, an AmeriCorps program, is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Match Corps Members tutor small groups of students in grades 6-12 and partner closely with families. Tutors are integral members of high-performing school teams in some of the best schools in America and discover what it takes to change the lives of kids.
For those interested in becoming teachers, there is also a teachers' training program called Match Teacher Residency.
Match Teacher Residency Program: Throughout the first year of the program, residents work full-time as tutors, supporting students and teachers. Sposato faculty, all master teachers, give residents intensive and individualized coaching on every element of their practice: from managing classroom behavior, to running a great classroom discussion, to building strong relationships with students and families.
In the second year, students work full-time as teachers while they participate in a year-long distance learning course and receive weekly individualized coaching.
$17,000 living allowance
Education award (upon successful completion of service term; for exact amount, click here)
Subsidized housing with other Corps members (offered on a first come, first served basis; not guaranteed to all Corps members)
Eligibility for health insurance coverage
Student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans)
Experience at a nationally-recognized organization
Bachelor’s degree (all majors accepted)
U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status
About Match Education
Match Education is a non-profit organization working to close the achievement gap through various innovations, including full-time professional tutoring and teacher training. We are widely recognized for success in preparing low-income students for success in four-year colleges. Our high-impact tutoring model has been described as a “transforming opportunity” for students by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The Match Corps fellowship is an 11-month, AmeriCorps commitment and an amazing opportunity for elite college graduates who want to spend a year closing the achievement gap, one student at a time. Match Corps alumni go on to some of the best law, med and grad schools in the country, or to other careers in and outside of education. Our teacher training program, the Match Teacher Residency, is widely known for creating unusually effective rookie teachers—Match Teacher Residents who, in addition to tutoring, are enrolled in our in-house teaching training program, the Sposato Graduate School of Education. Through Sposato, they receive hands-on, practical coursework and a lot of individualized coaching and feedback.