“Math Fellows help people get better at math
and they teach us things that will help us in the classroom.” - 6th Grade Student

Day In The Life

Program Structure for Fellows

As a Denver Fellow your days will be long, challenging, and rewarding. On a daily basis you will experience a burst of energy when a student finally ‘gets-it,’ you will also feel a student’s frustration as they struggle to grasp a challenging concept.

Each tutorial period will be highly structured in order to ensure every second counts. The four components of each tutorial are:

  1. Do Now: Students silently complete two to three problems based on content from previous tutorial
  2. Targeted Individual Support: Focus on skills and concepts, based on student need
  3. Grade Level Content: Focus on grade level aligned material, for all students
  4. Exit Ticket: Check for understanding and mastery of content covered that day

Each fellow will deliver approximately 6 tutorials per day and each tutorial will be about 30-45 minutes. Fellows will have up to students per period. Fellows will work with students with the highest need and generally see a cohort of 24 students each day. In addition to the tutorials you will deliver each day, you will be expected to participate in school duties (lunch, hallway etc.) and have a minimum of 45 minutes for individual planning and a 30 minute lunch. Here is an outline of a typical daily schedule; times will vary depending on school.

  • Morning Prep materials for the day
  • Periods 1-3 Work with four students each period; with each tutorial group you will be delivering a different learning module based on student need. The grade level section of each tutorial will be generally the same.
  • Lunch
  • Periods 4-5 Work with four students each period
  • Period 6 Planning period; this time is to be used to internalize and annotate lessons, participate in a weekly data meeting, or  collaborate with math teachers
  • Period 7 Final tutorial of the day
  • After School Prep for following day, call parents with positives/concerns, participate in professional development provided by fellow coordinator or school staff

Please note: Denver Fellow Residents will follow the same daily structure as Denver Fellows. However, they may have one less period with students to provide for the opportunity to observe and learn from an Exemplary Classroom Teacher.