How are Cuemath teachers trained/monitored?

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All cuemath teachers go through standard training when they join and only the applicants who successfully completed the training are allowed to start a Cuemath center. The teachers continue to get trained on various best practices and updates after certification too.

  • Teachers go through pre-certification as well as post-certification training.
  • Training includes math, teaching methodology, strategies to encourage and motivate children.
  • Weekly tracking and reporting at the student as well as teacher level with actionable insights.
  • The system enables parents to partner with the teachers in helping better learning outcomes.
Teacher selection and training procedure

Cuemath applicants are carefully screened and shortlisted for the interview process, using a composite score of their previous work experience, and educational qualifications. They will then go through a math assessment and a round of interview to verify if they possess the required skills and outlook towards teaching and student management.

Only after completing all these rounds of screening and interview process, the prospective teachers are invited to join Cuemath Teacher Certification Program. Successful completion of this program earns them the certification to join Cuemath as an active teacher. Teacher applicants who fail to complete the training process are given relevant feedback and asked to reapply after working on it, if they choose to return to Cuemath.

Cuemath teacher certification

A comprehensive two-week program that orients the teachers to the Cuemath method of teaching, the Cuemath learning system, and student management strategies and techniques. The teachers are also exposed to some important math concepts and teaching best practices.

This program is a combination of online and offline components with stringent evaluation criteria. The teacher applicants who successfully complete their training are on-boarded as active teacher partners and are invited to start their home-based Cuemath center.

Post-certification training

The Cuemath teachers will be trained through multiple aspects post their certification process too. This includes more training on:

  • math concepts
  • classroom best practices and,
  • Cuemath learning methods

Apart from the formal learning avenues such as online and in-person training programs, the Cuemath teacher network is equipped with a strong buddy community that practices the culture of learning through sharing best practices and mutual support.

Weekly tracking and reporting

In a Cuemath hour, the students are expected to spend:

  • 40 to 45 minutes of their time on learning through worksheets and math box manipulatives (a set of physical objects) for learning school concepts.
  • 10 minutes is spent working on tablet-based aptitude exercises and,
  • 5 minutes for discussing puzzle card solutions.

Together these activities allow students to learn math holistically while improving their pace of learning. Based on the recommended time to be spent and the average pace of learning, students are expected to reach certain targets each week. These targets are monitored at student level as well as the center level and are reported to the teacher for their awareness and action. Specific actionable insights with relevant instructions are shared with the teachers. Where necessary, Cuemath’s curriculum experts will intervene and help the teachers with strategies to improve.

Reporting student progress to the parents
  • All Cuemath parents receive daily updates on the Cueparent app (available on Android and iOS for all active Cuemath students’ parents).
  • Completed workbooks are sent home after a student finishes them and the teacher thoroughly checks the workbooks.
  • Monthly reports are shared with the teachers, which in turn will be shared with the parents.
  • Teachers and parents are encouraged to meet frequently for PTMs.

For best results and faster learning outcomes, parents must actively participate in the student learning process by monitoring their progress and ensuring that the students turn up for every class without fail.

So, in summary:

  • Cuemath trains all the teacher partners through their pre-certification as well as post-certification.
  • The training mainly focuses on math concepts, teaching methods, and best practices, the Cuemath learning system and the Cuemath method.
  • The student progress is tracked and reported periodically to the teachers and parents via varied platforms for effective actions.
  • The Cuemath systems enable both teachers and parents to partner and work together to ensure learning outcomes

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