Why You Should Take a Service Year

November 9, 2021

For many tutors and aspiring teachers, becoming the best educator is a top priority. While there are many avenues to their tutoring skills, a service year with Saga Education gives an in-depth, hands-on experience that will set them up for a lifetime success in their teaching career. Saga fellows can be part of the fight for educational inequality by helping  underserved students who need critical math support.

What is a Service Year?

With Saga, a service year is a paid opportunity where you can develop real-world skills through service, and gain an abundance of knowledge in working with students.

What are the Benefits of a Service Year?

Not only will you get the chance to gain experience and skills during a service year, you also get professional mentorship, a path to a teaching career and a chance to discover your passion for education.


While completing your year, you will be introduced to knowledgeable experts who are ready to guide you in your professional development. They can mentor you by helping you build your confidence, identify your career goals, and give you advice to help guide your future.

Educational Benefit:

You will gain skills that you will need before starting a new educational journey. The opportunity is perfect for college graduates who want to explore opportunities before jumping into a full-time position, or people who are looking for a career change.

Discover Your Passion:

A service year may be the catalyst for what you may do professionally long-term. Many people discover if the work they do during this period is something they definitely enjoy and have a passion for.  Even if education isn’t the field you’ll spend your career in, there are transferable skills that will ensure success in any future role, regardless of industry.

Why Complete a Service Year with Saga?

We offer opportunities to become a Saga Math Fellow or AmeriCorp member to individuals who want to end educational inequity, help students excel in math, and acquire tutoring experience.

A service year with us will be filled with meeting new people from all walks of life and developing skills that you can apply in and outside of the classroom like time management, lesson planning, curriculum development and implementation, instruction delivery, and behavior management.