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Race to 36 is about more than ACT prep, and teachers you can play an important role. We are searching for excellent teachers of middle and high school learners. Our staff must also be comfortable making family connections.

The RT36 experience best prepares teens, athletes, and adolescents to connect, create, and thrive, in the competitive college admissions and college scholarship landscape.

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RT36 Teachers work in collaboration with the RT36 founders, focusing on the planning and delivery of academic support, tutoring, and services related to successful studying, academic strategies, and the development of student leadership habits. RT36 teachers must have a deep passion for the art of teaching and their specific subject discipline, including a commitment to serve diverse communities.


RT36 Teachers receive a stipend of up to an additional $7,500 annually (an additional $1,000 every five weeks). Additionally, our teachers are provided access to pursue KA Connect Center Scholarships, focused on life long growth and professional development.


Full-time employment opportunities are also available, via All full-time positions support talented educators, at the highest teacher compensation level in the State of Tennessee.

The RT36 approach is based on the successful work of schools, education pioneers, and community leaders, combined into a first of its kind approach to a successful pattern of successful life habits.

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In addition to working with the founders, RT36 students receive ongoing teaching, support and training from a cadre of over 30 talented educators.

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Together, the RT36 team will help empower the journey of students towards purpose, passion, and service.

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KA Connect Center Learning and Leadership Inventory (Quick Five Minute Survey)

Prior to your first day of RT36 classes, you are required to know the information shown below.

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American College Testing (“ACT”) Content:
· The highest score you can get on the ACT is a 36
· There are 4 content areas on the ACT
· 4 Content Areas: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science Reasoning
· You are not penalized for wrong answers; questions answered CORRECTLY determine your ACT score

Questions and Minutes for each subject tested:
· English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
· Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
· Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
· Science Reasoning: 40 questions, 35 minutes

College Readiness ACT scores:

The ACT College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to get college credit for courses taken in the first year of college and indicate a high probability of success in credit bearing courses of English, college Algebra, social sciences courses or Biology. You must obtain the following scores to be determined college ready according to ACT:

· English 18 (39 questions right)
· Math 22 (35 questions right)
· Reading 22 (24 questions right)
· Science 23 (22 questions right)

English Test Breakdown:

a. Content and skills that are tested:
· Punctuation (10 questions)
· Grammar/usage (12 questions)
· Sentence structure (18 questions)
· Strategy (12 questions)
· Organization (11 questions) ; and
· Style (12 questions)

b. An ACT English score of 18 meets the college readiness standard

Mathematics Test Breakdown:
· Of the 60 questions, 24 questions are pre-Algebra and Elementary Algebra. If you understand whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, numbers raised to positive integer powers, square roots of numbers, ratio, percent, multiples and factors of integers (integer is simply a whole number like 1, 2, 3…), ordering numbers from least to greatest or greatest to least, mean, median, and mode – that’s pre-Algebra and you have a great start toward college readiness before you tackle upper level math subjects.
· Know basic formulas and relationships (ex. Area of triangle and circles)
· Intermediate algebra which is quadratic formula, rational expressions, inequalities, absolute value, roots of polynomials, and complex numbers and Coordinate Geometry which is xy- plane, graphs of polynomials, equations, slopes, parallel and perpendicular lines, distances and midpoints make up 18 questions of this section
· Plane Geometry is 14 questions
· Trigonometry is only 4 questions

Reading Test Breakdown:
a. The 4 types of passages on the Reading test are Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities and Natural Science.
b. There are 5 different types of questions within the Reading section.
c. The 5 types of questions are big picture (main subject or narrator’s point of view), little picture/detail (small piece of factual information), vocabulary in context (meaning of word in the context of the passage), development and function (understanding of how thoughts should be organized in writing, or why they might be arranged a certain way for a specific argument), and inference (make an inference based on logical information in the passage)

Science Test Breakdown:
a. Three distinct formats on the Science Reasoning are Data representations, research summaries, and conflicting viewpoints.
b. Focus in on interpreting data, (charts, graphs and tables) and information and making local conclusions (15 questions).
c. Research Summaries make up 18 questions. This is nothing more than understand, evaluate and interpret the design, execution and results of one or more experiments; and
d. Conflicting Viewpoints – 7 questions


OPTIONAL 5th Section of the ACT Test: 30-minute Writing Test – not required unless your college of choice requires.

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