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Math Motivators Tutor Spotlight: Janae Jackson For Janae Jackson, an actuarial consultant at The Hartford, the benefits of tutoring high school students through The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators program are twofold: It allows her to share her passion for math with younger students, as well as helping to raise awareness for the actuarial profession. “I’ve [...]
Tell a career changer about the Mauro Reimbursement Program! The Actuary—A Career Change: Elizabeth M. Mauro Reimbursement Program recognizes the limited resources available to some career changers aspiring to move into the actuarial profession. This actuarial exam reimbursement program opportunity was established in memory of Elizabeth M. (Liz) Mauro to honor her dedication to becoming [...]
The Actuarial Foundation is a 2018 Power of A Summit and Gold Award Winner The Actuarial Foundation (TAF) has earned 2018 ASAE Power of A Summit and Gold Awards for its Math Motivators tutoring program which provides free math tutoring to low-income middle and high school students who are paired with volunteer experts in the [...]
Math Motivators Tutor Spotlight: Actuary Joe Finch An important goal of The Actuarial Foundation's Math Motivators tutoring program is to further the actuarial profession, and volunteer tutor Joe Finch, ASA, saw the value in this goal right away. Finch first heard about Math Motivators from a colleague at MassMutual, where he works as an actuarial [...]
Why Math Motivators Works: Students See Growth in Grades, Math Abilities When it comes to the benefits of tutoring, the proof is in the numbers. Research suggests that daily, individualized tutorial programs can help underserved high school students who are failing or falling behind in math reengage with classroom instruction, perform better and continue on [...]
The Man Behind Math Motivators: Meet Barry Jacobson, TAF Trustee and Volunteer After Barry Jacobson retired from the insurance business, he taught high school math for several years in a wealthy suburban district and served on the Board of a Hartford school. During his work with the schools, Jacobson, now a trustee on the Board of [...]
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