The Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program - 2024 Application for Current FRESHMAN for College Assistants (CA) and College Instructors (CI)

This application is for current 12th grade students who are interested in working as a College Assistant (CA) or College Instructor (CI).  Descriptions of the positions are given in "General Information" below.

**If you are a current college student, looking to apply, please apply using the link: The Wayne State University Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program - 2024 Application for College Assistants (CA) and College Instructors (CI) - Wayne State University

IMPORTANT!

ONCE YOU BEGINE YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE APPLICATION -- you cannot save your progress and come back later. You will need to have the following matterials before you begin:

  • Your High School TRANSCRIPT that includes grades from January/February 2024. 
  • An Essay describing why you want to work for the Math Corps and what contributions you feel you could make to the program.  

New Applicants Essay should describe why you want to work for the Math Corps and what contributions you feel you could make to the program.

Former TAs/PAs should speak to their experiences in the program and reflect on their strengths as a TA/PA and how they can bring that experience and apply it to being a CI or CA.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2024, or until all spots are filled.  Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received by Friday, March 8, 2024.

Selected students will be notified by the end of April.

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The WSU Math Corps Summer Camp and High School Bridge Program is a six-week mathematics enrichment and mentoring program for students entering grades 7-12 who live and/or attend a public school in the city of Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park.  The program takes place on Wayne State`s campus with the camp divided into two sites - Site 1 and Site 2. Built on a philosophy that`s based upon "loving and believing in kids"' the Math Corps immerses every child in a mutually supportive community centered around kindness. 

The Summer Camp serves students who, in the fall, will be entering the 7th or 8th grade, while the High School Bridge Program serves students who will be entering the 9th grade. High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade serve as paid Teaching Assistants (TA’s) and Program Assistants (PA’s).

The 7th, 8th, and 9th graders students receive instruction from University faculty and enjoy a variety of learning activities led by college and high school students. The high school students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are paid as "Teaching Assistants" and "Program Assistants" and serve asmentors, role models and “big brothers” and “big sisters” for the younger kids - all while engaging in their own learning as well. All students get both a strong grounding in the basics of mathematics and the opportunity to explore some really cool advanced topics. Activities range from art to robotics to poetry to chess to sports day and more! Having fun is a requirement. 

College Instructors serve as lead to the middle and high school teams. They are responsible for ensuring the youth on their teams are following the daily schedule, are completing all assignments, and serve a mentoring role to the youth in the camp.  Some responsibilities also include tutoring, grading Homework and Quizzes and attending daily Staff Meetings to debrief about the day.  This is a full-day commitment Monday – Thursday.

College Assistants help fulfill two very important roles in the camp. The first is to ensure that all logistical processes related to camp run smoothly and efficiently. This can include: taking attendance throughout the day of camp, facilitating activities, assisting CIs during the day, tutoring middle school students, and serve a mentoring role to the youth in the camp.  They also ensure every student in the program is safe.  This position has the opportunity to have flexible hours Monday – Friday.

The Math Corps follows the model of kids teaching kids, it is imperative that all college staff display the behaviors and beliefs of the Math Corps at all times while logged in and performing any task.

Eligibility: For a student to be eligible, he/she must be a current or incoming college student in Fall 2024.

 Schedule

Camp Dates: Monday, July 8th- Thursday, August 16th, 2024. 

Days and Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Optional Fridays: Friday sessions, featuring special activities will be offered each week, weeks 1-5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attendance on Fridays is optional.

Registration & Orientation: Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. The date depends on the site to which the student is assigned.

Closing Ceremonies: Friday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m.

TA/PA Registration and Orientation:  Tuesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm 

Student Registration and Orientation: Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, June 20nd at 6:30 p.m. The date depends on the site to which the student is assigned.

 TA/PA Training: June 17th, 18th, 20th,and 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. AND July 12th, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

CI Training: June 15 & June 16 from 9:00am - 1:30pm and June 20 - June 22 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm

CA Training:  June 15 & June 16 from 9:00am - 1:30pm and June 22 from 11:00am - 3:30pm

Camp Hours for CIs/CAs:

  • CIs – 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • CAs – Have flexible hours but will be asked to keep days & hours the same for each week.  Generally, CAs will work between the hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2024, or until all spots are filled.  Returning Math Corps students will receive priority consideration provided their application is received by Friday, March 8, 2024.

 


For additional information, please contact our office through email at mathcorps@wayne.edu. Program information is also available on our website at www.mathcorps.org/locations/detroit 

Fields with asterisks (*) are required.

Part A - Demographic Information

Which position(s) are you applying for? *
Have you worked with the Math Corps Summer Camp before? *
If yes, what previous positions have you held? (Please select all that apply) *
When was the last year you participated in the Math Corps Summer Camp? *
What Site were you assigned to? *
Have you applied to the above College/University yet? *
Have you been accepted to the above College/University? *

Part B - Experience

Essay

Attachments

Camp Dates Availability

If you're applying for the CA Position, how many hours are you interested in (and available) working?
If you're applying as a CA, check ALL of the times that you are available to work