Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)

Open Summer Positions at Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)

  • Counselor positions (for current undergrads)
  • Faculty positions (for teachers, professors, and professionals able to work during the summer)

Counselor/Teaching Assistant

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2018, we will run residential programs at Bard College and Union College in the Hudson Valley, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

At both programs, you’ll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics; you’ll also be a TA for classes on topics such as number theory, combinatorics, problem solving, and computer science. At our residential program, counselors will also live with the students in the campus dorms. Be a role model and guide for students who are just beginning to set their educational path!

Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable, and take initiative. They should be charismatic and able to help the kids have fun. All counselors must be at least 18 years old by July 8, 2018 (if applying for LA positions, June 18, 2018).

 

Residential Program:

Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.

Locations: Bard College, Union College

Dates: July 5 to August 1, 2018

 

Non-residential Program:

Compensation: $3,600 for six weeks, breakfast/lunch on weekdays, an unlimited MetroCard at the NYC program

Location: New York City, Los Angeles

LA Dates: June 11 to July 24, 2018

NYC Dates: July 2 to August 14, 2018

Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 12, 2018 for full consideration

For more information and to apply: https://www.beammath.org/counselor-info/

 

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Faculty Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds: teach them what mathematics really is.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty design and teach their own courses to bright, underserved middle school students. During summer 2018, we will run residential programs at Bard College and Union College in the Hudson Valley, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

Residential Program (BEAM 7):

Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.

Location: Bard College and Union College, both located about 2 hours out of NYC. Our students, all from high-poverty New York City public schools, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.

Dates: July 5 to August 1, 2018

 

Courses at BEAM 7 can be:

  • Pure mathsuch as number theory, combinatorics, graph theory, or logic;
  • Applied mathsuch as circuit design, programming, astrophysics, or genetics; or
  • Problem solving, either MathTeam Strategies or Solving Big Problems.

Non-residential Program:

Compensation: $2,400-$5,600 for six weeks depending on course load (part-time positions available).

Location: New York City or Los Angeles

LA Dates: June 13 to July 24, 2018

NYC Dates: July 3 to August 14, 2018

BEAM 6 teachers receive outlines to help plan courses in Logical ReasoningMath Team StrategiesMath Fundamentals, or Applied Math, and we are flexible for many different courses that meet our learning goals.

For both:

Ideal candidates include college or university professors (as well as graduate students) with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. We’ve found that the community of teachers that we create, bringing together instructors from across many different academic areas, is one of the program’s strengths and provides a great experience for all participants.

Good candidates will work well on a close-knit team and will be able to bring unique curriculum perspectives to the program. Experience with other extracurricular outreach programs (such as math summer programs or math circles, MATHCOUNTS, programming workshops, or similar) are also a plus. We will provide mentorship, textbooks, and other resources as needed.

This is a unique opportunity to influence the lives of young students. Our students have tremendous potential and a strong ability for abstract reasoning, but because of their schools and backgrounds they often have not had the same training as more affluent peers. They are devoted, doing many hours of matheach day (and loving it). We hope that you will join us (and them)!
For more information and the application, contact us at info@beammath.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org.