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Flexible & Fun: A Day in the Life of a MFM Math Specialist

I left the traditional classroom with a tinge of guilt and a gnawing sense that I wasn’t at all fashioned for school: the gossip of the teacher lounge & weight of state testing. I paid with time and money for a degree, and now, supposedly, I was not going to use it?
Hold up. I’m sensing you relate.

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What is your WHY?

Chances are, you got into teaching because you are addicted to student “ah-ha” moments (like me). You discovered these moments are far and few due to the politics of the job. It’s time to get back to your original WHY.

Working at Made for Math as a multisensory math specialist gives you that “ah-ha” fix you so desperately need! How in the world do you know if this work would be a good fit?

By watching this video all about a day in the life of a multisensory math specialist.

Why did you become an educator?

We surveyed our math specialists who shared:

  • Obsessed with learning myself and want to share that with others
  • Be an example of education saving you when life gets tough
  • Build a positive connection with people, especially young people!
  • Children are so much more alive, entertaining, and genuine than adults 😂
  • Desire to have every child value learning and discover their ideas, talents, and passions is unique and important!

All of these teachers left the classroom because their core WHY was enshrouded with the cobwebs of politics and mandates that hurt student connections.

Regardless of whether your career in teaching was traumatic or terrific, You may find yourself wishing teaching was both flexible and fun, leading you to wonder how to transition out of the traditional path of teaching (boundaries anyone?). Sidenote: This in no way disparages the brave souls that make fundamental differences in the classrooms. We salute you!

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If your heart is tugged towards a career outside of concrete hallways and fluorescent lights, we must acknowledge the plethora of choices available to you! Oddly, this alone is a source of stress.

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To alleviate the stress of deciding if working as a multisensory math specialist is for you, take a gander at this sample schedule from an actual team member:

MSM Specialist Schedule

Take a peek at this math specialist’s schedule.

Yep. You are seeing this right. You work in the afternoon and evenings but your day is yours to set! We just require a minimum of 14 hours with students each week. This example above shows openings for new students! Our teachers love the flexibility and fun they get to have each day with students.

Here is a short list of reasons teachers love working as a multisensory math specialist:

  • Weekends to yourself!
  • No papers to grade
  • State testing? GOODBYE!
  • Bathroom breaks whenever you want
  • Pets as co-teachers
  • Teaching support (you are mentored here)
  • Set your own schedule
  • Paid lesson planning
  • Time for self-care
  • Take a week off with no worries about student behavior upon your return
  • No masks or germs
  • Work remotely from home
  • No more spending your own money on class decor or supplies!
  • Getting that “Ah-ha” fix!

Our teachers say it best:

Tracey S.

Tracey S.

Multisensory Math Specialist

“During my training, I’ve had a lot of “ah-ha” moments about what would have served my students in the classroom last year. Today, many of my prior colleagues started back in the classroom and I feel so blessed to be doing this instead. I love the flexibility and that I can truly help kids the way I want to. So excited to be working for this company!”

Bethany H.

Bethany H.

Multisensory Math Specialist

“I love working at Made for Math! After 28 years, I retired from public education. However, it didn’t take me long to miss working with students. MFM has given me the opportunity to follow my passion for helping students become more successful in math without the hassles of being a classroom teacher. The best part of MFM is the students!”

Brailee S.

Brailee S.

Multisensory Math Specialist

“I left classroom teaching due to the frustration of whole group instruction not helping every student glow. I wandered life for three years, trying multiple jobs, before I looked into Made for Math. I researched this company for months. Finally, after a year of back and forth, I took the plunge and applied. After interacting with my team members I knew this was where I wanted to be!

Are you looking for flexibility and fun?

Check out our careers page to view current openings at Made for Math.

MFM Authors

Adrianne Meldrum

Adrianne Meldrum


is the Founder and CEO of MFM. She is a certified teacher with over a decade of experience tutoring middle and high school students in math. Adrianne’s goal is to bring multisensory math to as many students as possible.