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 2020, we will run residential programs on college campuses in Upstate New York and Southern California, 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 the beginning of the program.
Residential Program (BEAM Summer Away):
Compensation: $2,600 for four weeks, plus room, board, and a transportation stipend.
Locations: Bard College (NY), Union College (NY), Harvey Mudd College (CA)
CA Dates: June 18 to July 15, 2020
NY Dates: July 2 to July 29, 2020
Non-residential Program (BEAM Discovery):
Compensation: $3,840 for six weeks, breakfast/lunch on weekdays, an unlimited MetroCard at the NYC program
Location: New York City, Los Angeles
LA Dates: June 17 to July 28, 2020
NYC Dates: July 1 to August 11, 2020
Deadline: rolling, but please apply by February 27, 2020 for full consideration.
For more information and the application, please visit: https://www.beammath.org/counselor-info/
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 students from low-income or historically marginalized backgrounds or at Title 1 schools is a plus, as is experience with other extracurricular outreach programs (such as math summer programs or math circles, MATHCOUNTS, programming workshops, or similar). 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 math each day (and loving it). We hope that you will join us (and them)!