Becoming a JUMP
No formal mathematical
training is required to tutor with JUMP. In fact, one of the keys to
success is that most of our tutors are non-mathematicians. Many
struggled with the subject themselves so know what it’s
like to be afraid of math and can empathize with their students. In the
Manual provided during training, all the explanations are
broken down into simple steps that the tutor cannot fail to understand.
our volunteer tutors learn math properly by teaching it.
As a JUMP tutor, you
will be trained to teach mathematics beginning at the grade 3 level.
the lessons and steps are clearly laid out in the Tutor’s Manual
and you'll be trained on specifics of the JUMP approach. All it will
from you is:
- enthusiasm and patience,
- a desire to motivate and support a student in need,
- a weekly commitment of 2-3 hours during school terms.
Following the manual,
JUMP tutors lead their student(s) in weekly one-on-one tutoring
sessions. In addition to preparing lessons, practice questions and
assignments, tutors track their students’ progress and occasionally
provide feedback to the JUMP administration. It is also suggested
that tutors establish a relationship with their students’ parents to
that the student attends lessons and completes the required
understand that a tutor may have to miss an occasional session. This
should be co-ordinated directly with the student and / or
is the tutoring done?
JUMP tutoring sessions
take place at the individual schools. Our partner schools are located
throughout the Metropolitan Toronto area. For a listing of these
and links to their location maps, click here.
When does the tutoring take place?
Interested in becoming a JUMP volunteer
Exact times vary
by school but, in general, fall into one of the following slots:
NOTE: As of January 2003, Saturday JUMP tutoring is possible
only at our York Detention Centre location. If you are interested in
out more about this special program, please contact us.
- mornings from 8 to 9am or
- during the school day (various times between 9am and
- afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30pm
We are currently recruiting for
the fall session starting in September 2004 with training starting in
August. If you are interested in participating,
send us an
email at email@example.com,
fill out our webform.
If you do not have email access please
contact us by telephone in the JUMP office at 416.348.9545.
application package will be available in the next month. We will
be in touch with you by email when the training session dates have been
In the meantime, we suggest reading The
Myth of Ability for
information on the JUMP philosophy and method. (It
is available at your local library, or can be
purchased through the House
website or from a neighbourhood bookstores.)
download a copy of the 2003-2004 JUMP tutor package,
background information on the JUMP program and an overview of volunteer
opportunities this past year, click here.